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Kamiya Maneki doujin ‘Sweet☆cat’

August 8, 2011

With Comiket 80 and its onslaught of new art books and assorted doujinshi releases just around the corner, wanted to review another doujin first. Titled ‘Sweet☆cat’, this doujin by Kamiya Maneki (かみやまねき, Pixiv) was released at Comic1☆5.

Main focus are illustrations of the “Puella Magi Madoka Magica” girls, followed by some images of Hatsune Miku and a few Touhou girls.

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Opening the book, one is greeted by this terrific illustration of Mami. While the Hatsune Miku art is rather benign, the “Puella Magi Madoka Magica” images are more daring, featuring the characters in state of undress, though nothing explicit is shown.

A full color B5 sized book, it is fairly brief at 20 pages and not all of those pages feature full page illustrations, a few contain sketch art mixed with text.

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Adore Kamiya Maneki’s style, which features crisp line work, impressive detailing in the hair, eyes and often sees lovely use of colors.

The paper and print quality of this doujin is excellent, alas these photos do not do the actual book justice as the semi glossy paper was hard to accurately capture. Nontheless preferred to use photos of my copy of the doujin instead of scans found online.

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Initially discovered Kamiya Maneki’s art through Dollfie Dream comrade namonamo’s blog d*d*mod which features banners advertising the “Relations Sister x Sister” game which features this artist’s art.

Enthusiastic about this terrific art, soon found the artist’s Pixiv and short after decided to acquire this doujin from Melonbooks.

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From what I understood, the artist’s C80 release will be a K-Books specific leaflet only, so will look forward to other future releases.

Those of you interested in acquiring this doujin by Kamiya Maneki can pick it up at Melonbooks.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Devastator001 permalink
    August 16, 2011 4:41 am

    Not a Madoka Fan, But I like what I see @_@! Quite good ^_^

  2. August 20, 2011 12:28 pm

    Oh wow, love that illustration of Mami!! I really like this artist’s style. Definitely a book worth getting!

  3. August 20, 2011 3:25 pm

    @Devastator001
    While I liked the series a lot, am not really into its doujinshi but the art here is so gorgeous, couldn’t pass up on it.
    @Yi
    Yes, the Mami one is fab, very sensual yet she doesn’t look cheap.
    Will keep an eye on Kamiya Maneki as the art is gorgeous.

  4. August 23, 2011 12:35 am

    Booking marking the artist, now ^^
    I am in love the designs. Really want see the Touhou designs look like.

  5. August 23, 2011 6:36 pm

    @tsurugiarashix
    Am not very knowledgeable about Touhou but do like Kamiya Maneki’ s Touhou art.

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