I can’t wait until this week from hell is over. Work has been absolutely destroying me. I’ve only managed to have 2 meals in 3 days I’ve been so damn busy and stressed. Sorry if you’ve been waiting for me to post GANGSTA. stuff, I’ll get around to it after I’ve recovered from the week.
Just got my Blood+ character setting “book” from Takamura Store. The reason why I’m using the term “book” loosely is because, unfortunately the pages are not from the original binded book and are instead loose photocopies that must be stapled. Slight disappointment aside,…
Thank you for the input. I had no idea about this. Initially, I remember the site showcasing the actual book accompanied by a Youtube video, but recently that was no longer the case so I assumed they ran out of the books. Glad I was wrong. :)
I think part of the issue with that particular store’s videos is the way they display the pages as they flip. In a lot of cases you have the very top inch or so outside of shot so the wads of papeer could easily be taken for a book, especially given they have actual books of similar size/content in stock. You’ve definitely not missed out so don’t be disheartened. By the looks of the scans you posted, your sheets are in great condition and not photocopied 4 billion times like some other sets you see floating around. It’s a shame there wasn’t a proper settei book published, but what you have is still a great item. ^^
Just got my Blood+ character setting “book” from Takamura Store. The reason why I’m using the term “book” loosely is because, unfortunately the pages are not from the original binded book and are instead loose photocopies that must be stapled. Slight disappointment aside, some of the images do look crisp and neat. Will post scans sometime in the future.
Takamura Store always list loose settei as “setting” and their photocopied state is explained in the site’s category definition. Selling photocopied settei collections intended for staff use is fairly common, particularly for series like BLOOD+ that never had an officially published collection. Unless you count the tiny “Materials of BLOOD+” supplements packaged with two of the LE DVD releases (and even those were primarily genga and storyboards). So don’t feel too bad, buying a collection of loose BLOOD+ settei = one of the few ways to obtain those behind-the-scenes reference images. ^^
Preliminary Nell Maqmahausen (Platinumhugen Ordian) illustration works by Kotobuki Tsukasa. Art scanned from my copy of the artist’s “Chop 2000” doujinshi. The first picture would go on to be featured on an exclusive Tokyo Character Show 2000 teleca (see here). Kotobuki served as an animator on the Ordian anime series.
Sexy AMP officers scanned from my copy of the Silent Möbius doujinshi “Pinky AMP” by Fujisawa Kaoru (as KIDDY-LAND).