Matsuryu C78 doujin “BLANK-6”
Hadn’t mentioned the Comiket 78 release yet of Matsuryu (松竜) from the circle Astro Creep, titled “BLANK-6”.
As the artist who designed Allean (アレイン) for “Queen’s Blade” and illustrated the book for the battle instructor elf, always liked Matsuryu’s style, especially the renderings of Allean are gorgeous.
My favorite illustration by far is this one of Nanasaki Ai, the irresistibly cute girl from the swimming team in “Amagami”.
Approaching twenty pages, the “BLANK-6” color doujin book is filled with full page illustrations and several two page spreads of various characters from different franchises.
A more risqué image of a shapely, very well endowed maid in quite a revealing maid uniform. Looks based on the already rather revealing maid gear from “He Is My Master” but taken a level further.
Compared to Matsuryu’s previous artworks of Allean, other elves or school girls, there’s a few works in this doujin that do not really appeal to me as much as those previous works.
Some of the images in “BLANK-6” do not feel as polished, but a bit darker, more raw.
They’re still quite excellent, like the above one which has a rich autumn color palette, but they’re not entirely what I was hoping to see from this artist. Which of course honestly means only my own expectations are at fault there.
Like the two page spread featuring characters from “Rebuild of Evangelion”, especially the tsundere rendition of Asuka is spot on.
Asuka in cooking apron or scantily clad maids? Life holds difficult choices…
Don’t forget to check out Matsuryu’s homepage for more of this artist’s great work.