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Kantoku C91 doujin ‘Confession of Love Picture Book′

January 3, 2017

During last weekend’s Comiket 91 event, one my favourite artists, Kantoku released the ‘Confession of Love Picture Book’ doujin.

A departure from the more typical doujin publications of Kantoku’s circle ‘Afterschool of the 5th Year’, this publication is not a ‘Check’ styled book or a ‘Tachiyoumi’ type volume but an illustration book similar to the C87 release ‘Colors‘.

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Even though it has the usual 24 page count and contains a few pages of black & white line art at the end, the large illustrations composed in landscape orientation focusing on the image’s subject accompanied by a rich, detailed background and exquisite lighting do set it apart from Kantoku’s usual doujin books.

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An excellent example of Kantoku’s terrific use of light and shadow as well as clever composition, adore this illustration of Shizuku in a Ferris wheel cabin where she sits with her eyes closed, as if waiting for a kiss.
Although she is entirely rendered in the shadows with the background scenery set in bright contrast, Shizuku is nonetheless the centrepiece and all attention is drawn to her.

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This book’s theme being centred around love or romantic confessions, each illustration represents a different romance related event with the characters showcasing plenty of emotion, from a romantic date to giving as well as receiving a confession of love.
Or in the above image of Shizuku, a tearful goodbye or desperate confession during the graduation ceremony?

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Am glad Kantoku included a cute illustration of his latest mascot girls Akemi & Himeru, they’re irresistibly cute. While this new image of the twins is more benign, I didn’t mind the suggestive art from earlier publications that featured these girls clad only in their underwear.

You can purchase Kantoku’s ‘Confession of Love Picture Book’ online at Toranoana.

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