Tony Taka C83 ‘Recollect′ artbook
As its title suggests, ‘Recollect’ features illustrations that were already published in doujin books released at previous Comiket editions, including most of Tony’s dakimakura cover designs and some signature images.
Of course, being a collection of Tony Taka’s typical art works, many of the images contain nudity or are of explicit nature, making this a book for adults only.
Although ‘Collect 1′ already dates back to the summer of 2009, this new illustration collection book ‘Recollect’ does not only feature new material created since, but also contains some images that were already present in ‘Collect 1′ too.
With a 64 page count, ‘Recollect’ is a little over 10 pages smaller than the 76 page ‘Collect 1′, though I personally do not find the smaller page count or repetition of several illustrations all that bothersome.
Unfortunately, even though it has less pages, it does cost several hundred Yen more.
Must admit though that I am not very keen on the black gradient border used on the page edges to frame the artworks in. (This border was cropped out for the samples shown here.)
As it is an A4 sized book, much prefer they would have used the full page, edge to edge.
Luckily the book omits having any two page spreads, this does mean you will need to flip the book to properly enjoy landscape oriented illustrations like those showcased above, but that’s better than losing part of the image when spread over two pages.
Fans of Tony Taka’s wonderful art can still pick up this book at Toranoana, but stock may not last, so get it while you can.