Publisher: Softbank Creative
Cost: 2,800 yen (or around $60 USD, including import fees)
Released: December 30, 2011
Printed in Japan
|The Cover of the Artbook|
|Purple Heart, |
It depends on what you like about Neptunia, if you want to see scenery and want to know more information about the world of Neptunia, you will not like the artbook; if you like the art of the characters you will love this artbook and it will likely be a center of your personal collection. If you enjoy the character designs of Hyperdimension Neptunia, you will like this artbook. If you want to cosplay as a character from Neptunia and you want to learn poses or need art to craft your cosplay outfit, you will like this artbook. In the end, depending on what you as the consumer want from your artbook, this artbook may prove to be a valuable piece in your collection or a dud. The fans in Japan have spoken, and the artbook has already sold out in Japan and went into its second print run shortly after release. If you want to have a piece of the franchise on your bookshelf, then feel free to buy a copy, it is well worth it.
Kris Zoleta started working in Anime Expo as a staffer in Manga Library. He worked in Staff Service in Anime Expo 2006 and became the manager of Manga Lounge from Anime Expo 2007-2010. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation, the 501(c)(6) non-profit behind Anime Expo and is one of the most recognized cosplay photographers in the West Coast.
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|Like with many artbooks, pictures in magazines like this one|
found its way to the final artbook.