Saturday, August 16, 2014

Comic Market 86: Jenoa Cake じぇのばけーき / TakayaKi

Head gasket replacement?

Jenoa Cake's TakayaKi has been largely silent since the circle's Comic Market 85 release, featuring KanColle's Suzuya, the only sign of life being a drawing of Suzuya's fleetmate Agano posted to the circle's website back in February.  The drawing may have changed, but the focal point remains the same, as Agano takes the cover of the circle's C86 release.  

Friday, August 15, 2014

Comic Market 86: Aozora Shoujo 青空少女 / Shirane Taito

Coming into today, I knew absolutely nothing about Shirane Taito.  Ending the day, I know one thing about Shirane Taito--the artist draws QUITE the Iori Minase.  Highly recommended preview pages over at Toranoana.

Comic Market 86: Aspergillus / Okara

A somewhat shocking choice

An amusing selection by Aspergillus for their Comic Market 86 parody book, as the circle has chosen to eschew the armada of kanmusu and the idols for minor A Certain Scientific Railgun characters Kinuho Wannai and Maaya Awatsuki.

Comic Market 86: Kohakutei 琥珀亭 / Sakai Hamachi

Filled out in triplicate

I have a soft, nostalgic spot for Kohakutei dating back to when I was first getting into doujinshi by purchasing every half-decent Spice and Wolf parody book I can find, and the circle stays extremely busy with new works coming out throughout the year.  Their 85th, 86th, and 87th books will be dispatched to Odaiba for Comiket 86, with kanmusu Kaga and Taigei making their first appearances for the circle, while Pretty Cure's Ikuyo Hoshizora takes her third cover, the last seen at last year's Summer Comiket.

Comic Market 86: Alpha to Yukaina Nakamatachi / 有葉と愉快な仲間たち

Twin turbo

Long-time favorite of Because Japan Alpha to Yukaina Nakamatachi has an undeniable twin complex--the circle's original works seem to frequently involve doubles making discoveries together.  While details are scant, one could guess that the circle's C86 offering will keep the theme, though it would be a surprise to learn if one of these twins is male....

The circle's other offerings include yet another entry in their cryptically named omake series, and a shitajiki.

Comic Market 86: Tony Taka / T2 ART WORKS

Cocktail hour 

After gifting fans with a rare and glorious parody doujinshi (of Kantai Collection, to the surprise of no one) at Comic Market 85, it looks like it's back to form for Tony Taka at C86, with the reveal of T2 ART WORKS' goods collection.  As has been the case with the overwhelming majority of Tony's recent doujin efforts, the preview pages of this work seem to indicate a collection of remastered older works and new art pieces, with no cohesive theme or storyline to consider.

A dakimakura of an original character creation invites us to consider the physiology of the catgirl.

Tony's latest entry in the Shining series of RPGs, Shining Resonance, heavily involves music and instruments into the battlefield, and it seems that the artist has carried that inspiration onto a cello-toting nymphet as a poster and a clear layered file.  SEE YOU IN FIGURE FORM SOON, MY DEAR.

And finally a fan and shitajiki for fans to fan themselves with.

Comic Market 86: Cat FooD / NaPaTa

Oh Miki you're so fine you're so fine you blow my mind hey Miki (clap clap, clap)

Cat FooD's NaPaTa revealed the circle's Comic Market 86 release today, its fourth consecutive iDOLM@STER parody doujinshi.  After two Ranko Kanzaki outings and a date with Rin Shibuya at C85, it's Miki Hoshii getting the call to Odaiba this time 'round.  

Comic Market 86: Karory / KAROMIX

Amatsukasual encounter

Karory has been awfully busy of late with a pair of art books being released this year, but KAROMIX has ramped up production somewhat.  After skipping Comic Market 85, the circle released, for lack of better understanding, a handful of STUFF at April's COMIC1, and KanColle Haruna parody Karoful Mix EX12 at Sankuri 64 in June.  While details are still forthcoming, it looks like the experimental Kagerou sister, Amatsukaze, will be doing the heavy lifting for the circle at this convention.  The smokestacked one's dakimakura makes me smile if only because of the absurdity of her stockings being laid bare...

...while it looks like she might also be called into service on Karoful Mix EX13, though there's no formal book reveal yet.

Karory's original character designs are nothing to ignore, either, and fans will have access to a B2-sized tapestry for sale at the event.

Comic Market 86: Number2 / Takuji

MakiNicoise salad, not fishy

After pounding away at the sensibilities of doujinshidom with absurdly lewd and lengthy titles skewering OreImo, Number2's more recent Love Live! releases have been slightly more tame in name if not in content. Prevalent series pairing Maki Nishikino and Nico Yazawa star in the circle's Comic Market 86 release, following the Eli Ayase C85 release, and the wider-scoped gravure release from COMIC1 earlier this year.

Comic Market 86: Raijinkai 雷神会 / Harukigenia

Uni Umi Roe Whoa!

Credit where it's due to Raijinkai; the circle held off longer than most before succumbing to the onslaught of the Otonokizakan Empire.  After going the Shimakaze route back at October 2013's Sunshine Creation 61, the circle had taken the path less chosen with parodies of Kill la Kill, Gundam Build Fighters, and Mahouka in succession, before going back to the naval base earlier this summer.  Finally, those persistent charmers of Love Live! have broken through, with Umi Sonoda on the cover of the circle's C86 offering.

Like any good old-school doujin-ka, Harukigenia's loath to let us think he's sold out, though, with Sword Art Online 2's Sinon on the cover of an omake book.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Comic Market 86: Mugenkidou A 無限軌道A / Tomose Shunsaku

Not a boat!  Not an idol!

Mugenkidou A's Tomose Shunsaku has revealed the circle's plan for Comic Market 86, and, defying all odds, it involves neither moe moe war machines nor earnest high school idols.  The group is going all-in on an original character creation similar but apparently different from the original character from last summer's Comic Market 84, with erotic book, dakimakura, and tchotchkes alike all festooned with the young lady struggling mightily with her triangles of cloth.

Comic Market 86: Renai-Mangaka 恋愛漫画家 / Hirofumi Naruse

Haruna's fourth sortie GO GO GO

I don't have very much to say about Renai-Mangaka, as I have not yet had the chance to mine their past works, but if books can be judged by covers, I'm sure my investment will be well-spent once I have the opportunity.  The circle has a pair of KanColle books prepared for fans at Comic Market 86, including Haruna's fourth tour of duty..

..while virtually unheralded, overshadowed Kagerou sister Umakaze brings up the rear of the formation in her first sortie for the circle.

Comic Market 86: WIREFRAME / Hagure Yuuki

On the idol comeback trail

It's somewhat shocking to find that it's been a full two years since WIREFRAME's Yuuki Hagure has gifted doujinshidom with new content, but it's true--after two skipped Winter Comikets and a soushuuhen at last summer's event, the last new doujin the circle produced was August 2012's iDOLM@STER parody, Cinderella Festa.  From iDOL to idle and back to idol, it's Love Live!'s Eli Ayase on the cover of the circle's Comic Market 86 release.

The circle has also revealed an omake booklet and a t-shirt for sale, both featuring Kantai Collection's Amatsukaze.

Comic Market 86: Maigo Tsuushin 迷子通信 / Mel Kishida

Death, taxes, natsukashii

If it's calm, nostalgia-inducing, and more kawaii than ero, it's Mel Kishida.  The master's latest melbook effort, for C86.

Comic Market 86: Afterschool of the Fifth Year 5年目の放課後 / Kantoku

Checkered past

The 35th edition of Kantoku's Tachiyomi Senyo parody series has been revealed, with No Game No Life's Shino, Sword Art Online 2's Sinon, and Atelier Escha & Logy's Escha Malier present and accounted for amongst the bevy of characters featured.

Comic Market 86: Ajisai Denden アジサイデンデン / Kawakami Rokkaku

Headlining Lilith Fare

Months ago, Ajisai Denden's Kawakami Rokkaku posted to Twitter, and later to the circle's website, pictures of Darkstalkers / Vampire Savior's Morrigan and Lilith Aensland, and eventually the circle produced a release for Comic City 35 in June.  It seems that previous release was merely a preview of coming attractions, as the circle has revealed the sister succubi on the cover of the circle's Comic Market 86 offering.

Comic Market 86: TIES / Takei Ooki


TIES' Takei Ooki seems to have no trouble with the concept of monogamy, if the circle's Comic Market 86 offerings are any indication.  It's a steady diet of KanColle's Light Carrier Zuihou, first reprising her role as cover girl last performed at COMIC1 this April.  She also appears on a reusable bag and a custom-made netsuke.

Updated 9:28 pm 8/15:  Naturally, immediately following my commenting on Takei Ooki's apparent fidelity to Zuihou does the artist admit to having a wandering eye, with Shoukaku leading the circle's second sortie at the Battle of Odaiba.  This is her first tour of duty for the circle.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Comic Market 86: Digital Lover / Yuka Nakajima / DL Action 88

Like a sex comic book machine

I am quick to hail Digital Lover's Yuka Nakajima as the hardest working person in the doujinshi business; seemingly every convention, major or minor, there's a new offering of some sort from the circle, and they certainly tend to go all-out with their offerings at the two annual Comic Markets.  C86 will certainly be no exception, with new works and career retrospectives coming to Odaiba next week.

Kantai Collection's Suzuya, Haruna, and Amatsukaze look a little tuckered out on the cover of DL Action 88, the circle's sixth KanColle erotic parody.  Perhaps most notable is Amatsukaze's appearance on the cover; this marks the first occasion of any of the kanmusu returning to cover duty.

The twintailed experimental one gets no break, either, appearing on a B2-sized tapestry entangled underneath imouto Shimakaze amidst a smattering of Rensouhou-chans.

Concurrent with the second season of Sword Art Online, Asuna Yuuki appears alongside spiritual sister Kuroyukihime from Accel World on the cover of DL AW & SAO Soushuuhen, collecting DL Actions 67, 68, 70, 71, 72, 74, and 83.

Just in time for the new school year, SAO 2's Sinon and Asuna appear on a book cover.

Seizing the opportunity for a dash of self-promotion, Yuka Nakajima will also offer a 20-page non-ero booklet introducing the characters of Amagi Brilliant Park, the light novel series and soon-to-be-anime which characters she designed, with leading ladies Latifa Fleuranza and Isuzu Sento at the fore.

All these goodies culminate in a 20-page 20th anniversary memorial book, featuring characters from works the circle's parodied in the past, including Ragnarok Online, where the circle first made their hay, along with Trauma Center, Evangelion, OreImo, and more.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Comic Market 86: NiseMIDIdoronokai 偽MIDI泥の会 / Ishikei / MikanAX

Heeeeeeeeeere's Ishi!

There's been a cold, dark, empty spot in the halls of Tokyo Big Sight since December 2012's Comic Market 83, a spot usually filled with warmth, soft naked flesh, considerable moisture, fun, and undeniable eroticism.  If you wait just a moment to observe, though, you'll notice the temperature rising...  

That last appearance by NiseMIDIdoronokai, the circle had naught but a soushuuhen and a textless eight-page gravure release of iM@S's Rika Jougasaki to show for itself.  While circle artist Ishikei has been extremely busy in the passing months, lending his considerable talents to the monthly Comic X-Eros hentai magazine, fans had been left wanting for a new example of the staggeringly erotic parody talent that made the man one of the most favored sons of the Doujin Kingdom.  Finally, back on July 9, Ishikei made a rare apeparance on Twitter to reveal a new picture of To Love-Ru's Mikan Yuuki and simultaneously confirm that he's still got his fastball.

The release of MikanAX is NiseMIDIdoronokai's fourth To Love-Ru doujinshi, the last one being December 2011's HakuDark.  Mikan was last featured in MikanAL back at Comic Market 76 in August 2009.

Comic Market 86: Shigunyan しぐにゃん

I will say it until you believe me...


I wish all of doujinshidom could see the perfect, celestial synergy taking place between Shigunyan and Kantai Collection's Haruna--somehow, some way, a relatively unheralded and undistinguished circle has found its muse, and we are all best served by merely bearing witness to the adorable display.  Thus far, she's graced three doujinshi, a tapestry, and a small bag, and now the cat-eared cutie comes dakimakurized, wedding-banded and ready for prime placement in your otaku lair.  

Not content to simply laze about in bed, Haruna is also featured in an erotic parody doujinshi, her fourth such appearance for the circle, though it's not certain where her nekomimi have gone off to in this outing...

Also, for the third time, KanColle's Kaga will star in an erotic parody book for the circle, apparently having inherited Haruna's cat ears and also sporting a wedding ring, neither of which she had in her previous outings at C85 or Sankuri 62.

Finally, Shigunyan's 52nd convention-exclusive omake booklet, featuring a chibified KanColle Airfield Princess...

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Comic Market 86: Kurimomo くりもも / Tsukako

Swimming against the tide

Perhaps you, doujinshi fan, are sick and tired of an endless stream of charm point-laden anthropomorphized boats originally used in an attempt to conquer the many nations and peoples of Asia in the 1940s whose hulls now rest at the bottom of the Pacific.  Kurimomo hears your plight!  Amongst the sea of kanmusu that will clog the waters around Odaiba, Free!'s Gou Matsuoka is featured on the cover of the circle's latest offering, READY STEADY GO.

Comic Market 86: Verdant Force

Do the evolution!

With REI's ROOM dakimakurizing Kantai Collection's Taigei, and Arukamikad dakimakurizing Ryuuhou, it would only make sense for dakimakura-specialist competitor Verdant Force to take the next step forward and made a pillow of Ryuuhou Kai.  BOOSH:

Comic Market 86: REI's ROOM

Kantai Collector's Paradise

Another of the Because Japan "I can't believe I didn't know about this circle before KanColle" cabal, REI's ROOM is bringing a ridiculously big and completely adorable collection of kanmusu-themed goods that may necessitate a cargo barge to get home.  The repair ship Akashi looks like she could use a hosing off on the cover of their erotic parody doujinshi...

...and reprises the role in tapestry form.

REI's ROOM is perhaps best known for their delectable dakimakura selection, and Taigei here, reclining on big whale pillow, is exemplar...

...and she also appears in slightly intense and TOTALLY INTENSE clear file form...

...and looking more demure as a netsuke and, alongside big sister Ryuuhou, as badges.

Finally, S-Class A-cuppers Zuihou and Ryuujou appear back-to-back on a clipboard.