Aa Megami Magazine
Megami Magazine is really interresting for its beautiful illustrations. And it becomes even more interresting with the Deluxe serie, which is a nice compilation of pictures, indeed already viewed in previous issues (for most of them), but all gathered in a image-only paper : Megami Magazine Deluxe.
I am sure most of fellow Megami Mag readers already know about this less frequent version, but since I notice more and more folks interrested in anime illustration books but restrained by their budget, here a simple presentation of this good full-of-pictures magazine.
I started with volume 6 more than one year ago. Latest is the volume 9. Each issue is released on April (May issue) and September (October issue) every year, so I guess it is bi-annual ^^;
Anyway, let’s have a little inspection of what a Megami Magazine Deluxe is made of. (pass your mouse cursor over a photo to have a tooltip saying which issue the pictures come from)
Each issue is split into five main thematic parts. One theme changes in every publication, depending of the main subject. For instance, vol.9 is featuring Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha StrickerS, whereas vol.6 presents Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A’s.
Vol.7 has a special “Noizi Ito festival” first part with Haruhi and Shana, very gorgeous.
Doesn’t this illustration above remind you some huge 1/4 figures?
Vol.8 on its side is only featuring Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu. Cannot be bored by those girls, definitely.
Those two illustrations on last picture are my favorite from SHnY. Haruhi and Tsuruya-san are so charming ^^;
Then, the four other parts are quite the sames in every magazine.
Swim Ware Girl
The inevitable mizugi (æ°´ç€) section is always full of beautiful things. Can be NSFW, even if there is no nudity.
Rimu-chan is fantastic. Have never seen SHUFFLE! that undressed ^^;
Here is why I’ve always prefered Siesta to Louise.
Yoko and Eri, two girls voiced by Yui Horie on the same two pages. I like this kind of setting which looks like a tribute, even if I can’t really say whether it was voluntary.
If you didn’t get a box of tissues yet, now it’s time to, since the following section features girls wearing very simple “outfits”.
Wellber no Monogatari (Sisters of Wellber) looks great. Need to start watching this show.
Nosebleeds in Nagasarete Airantou are very frequent. Suzu’s fault.
Costume Play Girl
Because what makes anime characters looking great is mainly their outfits and costumes, a special part is dedicated to cosplay.
IKKI TOUSEN girls playing nurses… mmhh it can be very dangerous to be hospitalised. And Shana as a waitress? Will she really going to serve those melon pan or keep them for herself?
Neo-Venezia’s undines, as sublime as ever. Finally watched ARIA OVA, Arietta. Have only one work to say : suteki (ç´ æ•µ).
Oups… I should have put a nice boat picture or food pictures instead of those Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni lovely girls. Ala ala… That really sucks.
That was quite inevitable to see real goddesses in a magazine called Megami. Aaaaa megami-sama ^^;
I also really like this Uma illustration. That’s the kind of figure I would have prefer for her, but the one I have is still very good.
SHUFFLE! again, but I really appreaciate this show. Can’t be helped ^^;
This one in wedding dresses is far my favorite. Rimu-chan is wonderful. What? ho yeah I’ve already said that above…
Anyway, as you can see on the previous picture, the next and final part is devoted to uniforms, like seifuku (åˆ¶æœÂ, school uniforms) or work uniforms.
Since it is not present in every issue, I guess there is sometime an extra sixth part. Like in vol.8, there are at the end few illustrations from Kanon, and in vol.6 an additional Sports Ware Girl category.
To end with, each magazine comes with a nice double-side poster, so does the monthly Megami magazine.
So, in conclusion, Megami Magazine Deluxe is great when paper full of gorgeous anime illustrations and (almost) no text is what you are looking for. Moreover, all images stand on a single page, and are not fold