Here’s a stocking stuffer for the dedicated ARIAphile (artbook review alert)

Avvenire_ARIA_Artbook 001

We ARIA fans can be a picky lot. If you’re saddled (cursed?) with one of us on your shopping list, play it safe with a copy of ARIA the Illustration – Avvenire, a compilation of artwork related to the ARIA anime series.

Read the full text of my review on Wolf Hurricane.

Arrivederci, Neo Venezia: Amano Kozue’s Cielo (artbook review alert)

Cielo_Amano_Kozue 001

Diego briefly escapes from the drudgery of the white-collar salt mines to bring you another review, served piping hot on the Wolf Hurricane blog.

Today, the spotlight falls on Cielo – the last in a three-volume series of hardbound books featuring the manga art of ARIA author and illustrator Amano Kozue.

Read the full text of my review here.

In Diegospeak, “Kinokuniya” is a verb.

bad_2009

The feeling one gets after spending way, way, way too much

It means “to drive oneself into penury”.

Continue reading

Venice reimagined: Amano Kozue’s Stella (artbook review alert)

stella_amano_kozue-001

Today on Wolf Hurricane, I talk about Stella – a hardbound artbook featuring the work of ARIA manga author and illustrator Amano Kozue.

Click here to read my post.

A balm for weary eyes: Amano Kozue’s Alpha (artbook review alert)

alpha_amano_kozue-001

Hop on over to Wolf Hurricane and read my new review of Alpha – a hardbound artbook featuring the work of ARIA manga author and illustrator Amano Kozue.

Note: This is one of the three artbooks mentioned in my 06 April post describing the stuff I purchased from Akihabara. Reviews of the other two artbooks will also be published on Wolf Hurricane.

Akihabara booty

akiba_stuff-002

Diego catalogues the paltry spoils of his recent incursions into Tokyo’s famed otaku stronghold.

Continue reading

The Art of Miyazaki’s Spirited Away

Today, DnH takes you on a tour of the Studio Ghibli/Viz Media artbook The Art of Miyazaki’s Spirited Away.

Continue reading