Tony Taka C77 doujin ‘Hitagi ONESIDE’
Unlike the ‘Collect 1’ book from Comiket 76 that features art from previous doujin releases and other illustrations, Tony Taka released a typical doujin book at the recent Comiket 77, titled ‘Hitagi ONESIDE’.
A “Bakemonogatari” themed doujin, it contains multiple full page color illustrations followed by a (hentai) story in black and white.
The book not only features several color artworks of Senjougahara and a two page spread of Nadeko from “Bakemonogatari”, but also includes full page illustrations of other girls, such as Ayamani Rei from “Neon Genesis Evangelion”.
Next to the doujin that could be purchased at C77, T2 Art Works offered an extensive goods set which included a blanket, hugging pillow cover, a calendar, clear file, a pencil board and a telephone card.
Many of these goods or even full sets can be found at Yahoo! Action Japan but their price tag is often quite high.
Terrific artwork of Senjougahara, perfectly illustrating Tony Taka’s expert artistry at rendering such sensual images of lovely maidens.
Browsing through the book, can’t help but feel that this time Tony Taka did not include as much full color illustrations of the “Bakemonogatari” girls compared to his other doujin releases which seemed to contain more art of the characters from the series those books were themed after.
While the art of Senjougahara and Nadeko is stellar, would have liked to see a few illustrations of Tsubasa as well, was quite curious to see how Tony would render the irresistibly cute bespectacled class chairman.
Perhaps the artist was pressed for time, which he did seem to allude to in the afterword of ‘Hitagi ONESIDE’.
Had first spotted these scans shortly after Comiket but they alas have a scan shadow and lines.
Meanwhile an English translated version of the C77 doujin ‘Hitagi ONESIDE’ has surfaced based on much better scans, so you may opt to view those instead.