Artbooks

Pixiv Request Service

In an email distributed to all Pixiv members last month, it was announced that Japan's largest artwork community would be introducing a 'Requests' functionality for all users. Its name should already imply what the service sets...

PIXIV to Implement Paid Request Functionality Soon

For those unawares, Pixiv is one of Japan's largest online communities for artists, animators and storytellers. With millions members residing within Japan and across the world, you would be hard pressed to struggle finding an artist which...

Skeb Artwork Commissioning Website

If you have favourite Japanese artists on services such as Pixiv, then the language barrier may prevent you from outright enquiring whether an artist is taking a commission. This is where Skeb.jp comes in.

Explore The Illustrations of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate in October 2020

North American artbook publisher Udon Entertainment has confirmed their plans to continue releasing publications around Capcom's Monster Hunter franchise, announcing plans to release Monster Hunter Illustrations 3 from 20 October 2020. The book will primarily feature works...

Square Enix to Republish Artbooks Based on Final Fantasy XIV Heavensward and Stormblood

With a biannual development and publishing schedule for Final Fantasy XIV expansion packs, to date, Square Enix has released a base game and three expansion packs. With each offering new environments, characters, monsters and themes to explore - it...

Yen Press Announce New Acquisitions, Due for December 2020 Release

In attendance at Anime Expo Lite this weekend, North American manga and light novel publisher Yen Press hosted a panel. During this panel they announced a sizable cache of new manga and light novel acquisitions, thirteen in...

Yen Press Kick Off July with New License Acquisitions

Kicking off the new month, North American licenser of Japanese manga and light novels Yen Press has announced multiple new titles which will be making their way to store shelves over the coming months. More information on...

Nostalgic Boy: The Art of NOEYEBROW

On The Otaku’s Study, I regularly talk about design compendiums when it comes to artbooks. There are books which provide insight into the processes of creating characters and settings for a video game, manga or anime. However,...

A Look at New Manga and Light Novel Offerings from Yen Press in October 2020

As one of the major North American manga and light novel publishers, Yen Press regularly bring waves of new licenses to the English-speaking market. In October 2020, a wave of new volumes and brand new acquisitions have...

Pre-Orders Open for Online Exclusive ‘Udon x Capcom Sketchbook Alpha’

US-based artbook / comic publisher Udon Entertainment and video game publisher / developer Capcom have a long history of working together. Therefore, there is bound to be a lot of in-development work from years past lying around,...

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MangaGamer Announce Three 18+ Visual Novel Acquisitions

Just in time for Halloween, western visual novel publisher and localiser MangaGamer shared a new announcement video highlighting three acquisitions they plan to release in the coming months and years.

First Wave of PlayStation Plus Monthly Games for PS5 Detailed

One of the new features introduced with Sony Interactive Entertainment's PlayStation 5 console is that it will have backwards compatibility with a...

PlayStation Plus’ Game Collection Expands to PlayStation 5 in November 2020

With the PlayStation 5 releasing next month, you might be wondering whether any PS5 games will be available as a free download...

First Two ‘No More Heroes’ Games Release Ported Across to Nintendo Switch

While the mainline games in Grasshopper Manufacture's No More Heroes hack-n-slash action-adventure video game franchise have jumped between consoles in recent years,...