Things I Am Excited About 【July Ep2】

It might not look like it, but this post took a very long time to compile because WordPress’s editor is clunky as hell. ARGH.

Illustrators

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Music

  • ざにお‘s (zanio, aka パイパンP) new gag(?) song, ボカラン詐欺 (Vocaloid Ranking Fraud), is very funny and addictive. リツカ (RITSUKA) even did a cover for it lolol.
  • OneRoom (aka ジミーサムP)’s first full Vocaloid album Toy Box, released on July 29th with cover art by ゆのみ (yunomi).
  • cosMo (aka 暴走P), is participating in DEBUTANTE 4 and changes name to Storyteller. His entry is titled ANTI THE∞HOLiC.
  • Persona 4 Vocal Selection in high quality with very accurate Japanese translation of the English lyrics.
  • 君の知らない物語 (Kimi no Shiranai Monogatari) finally gets an animated sequence as the ending theme of Bakemonogatari, and also has an official PV video preview up. I’m assuming the latter will be what’s on the limited First Press edition DVD of the single release.

【Illustrator】 曽我部修司

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曽我部修司 (SOGABE Shuji) is an illustrator and manga artist most well known for his artwork and character designs for 旋光の輪舞 (Senko no Ronde), and for his manga adaptations for the popular Persona 3 and Persona 4 games. He works closely with fellow artist 高山瑞季 (TAKAYAMA Mizuki), and they used to be a group named Citronette.

His defining characteristics include incredibly clean lines and use of slight gaussian blur. His colour style can vary a lot, but it is usually blended and has a gradient.  As well, his characters are usually skinny and somewhat long-limbed.

Sogabe’s current projects include doing the art and character designs for the second installment of Senko no Ronde, SnR Dis-United Order, providing artwork and designs for Million KNights Vermilion, and working on his own manga, 黒き翼のカドルヴェイン (vanedeflex).

Blog: http://shujisogabe.jugem.jp/ (Everything he has worked on is listed in his profile.)