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Kantoku C82 doujin ‘Check mate’

August 31, 2012

This past Comiket edition, artist Kantoku published the ‘Check mate’ doujin book, which features Kurumi and Shizuku, the lovely mascot characters of “Afterschool of the 5th Year”.

While I do adore Kurumi, had to start off with this gorgeous illustration of the irresistibly cute Shizuku. しーずーちゃん ~好き~ 

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For this C82 doujin Kantoku included some manga style pages with a story all about Kurumi and Shizuku out in the garden on a hot summer day, getting soaked by the running water hose. The result is of course visible in the above image.

This full color story is a terrific new addition, yet another unique element after the ero themed black & white panels in the C80 ‘Check Ero mixed’ doujin and the full page illustrations of the C81 calendar style book.

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As the title suggests, the book contains plenty of illustrations where the girls wear outfits with distinct check patterns, from the classic tartan pattern to the argyle pattern, as detailed in the pages commented by the artist.

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Terrific artwork of Kurumi in cutesy pajamas, which give her a younger vibe in this particular image, even though Shizuku is the younger sister character.

Observe how Kantoku perfectly renders the check pattern in the cloth lining and small decorative bows.

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One of the many things I appreciate in the doujin books created by Kantoku is how each contains several pages of black & white line art as well as sketches of illustrations created since the previous doujin release.

Another great release by Kantoku who easily remains one of my favorite artists. You can still acquire this C82 doujin at Toranoana.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 9, 2012 10:06 pm

    Ahh, yes, Kantoku. Gorgeous as always. I changed my desktop to this after skimming through the book online.

    I really like the checkered pattern motif. It has always been cute (tartan skirts, etc.), but it’s neat to see how he incorporates it in most of his clothing choices.

  2. September 10, 2012 7:45 pm

    @eternal
    A gorgeous artwork, Kantoku is very skilled at using light & shadow in his art.
    Amazing to see how Kantoku puts perfect check patterns even in small surfaces like clothes’ lining.

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