December 5, 2016
The Art of Metal Gear Solid V Limited Edition premium
Metal Gear Solid is a very famous franchise in the video game landscape. The fifth episode is the last of Hideo Kojima at Konami as the company fired him and his team. This artbook is the very final piece of a story. It puts an end on a game franchise that deeply left a mark […]
November 1, 2015
Tsukasa Hojo Illustrations premium
I’m a huge fan of City Hunter. This anime rocked my youth. If we put apart some sexism aspects, the global manga is very powerful. The visuals, the musics, the French (hilarious) sub… all of these things made the title famous in France. Tsukasa Hojo is the author of the manga, as well as Cat’s […]
August 16, 2015
Yoshitaka Amano – The World Beyond Your Imagination premium
Yoshitaka Amano is a famous japanese artist who worked for Final Fantasy. This game is not the only project he worked on and “The World Beyond Your Imagination” features a lot of his other drawings. Final Fantasy is obviously include in this book, but it’s a tiny part of it. In this book, there is […]
August 2, 2015
Bravely Second Design Works – The Art Of Bravely – 2013-2015 premium
Even if the game is not released yet here in Europe, the first episode was a very good surprise for me. Ok, I was angry at the four of five loop in time you have to do in the game but I really enjoyed the overall Bravely Default: Flying Fairy. Do you know that I […]
July 26, 2015
Kenran Goga Gō Nagai Art works premium
Kiyoshi Nagai (also know as Gō Nagai) is a famed manga author. He’s the creator of Great Mazinger or Mazinger Z. This artbook, slipped into a box, contains a huge amount of artworks. There are some black and white drawings, such as roughs or research works, but the most part of them are in color. […]
July 12, 2015
PIECES Gem 01 Ghost in the Shell Data + alpha premium
I really don’t know why I bought this artbook. Well, actually, I know why: it’s because it’s about Ghost in the Shell, but I don’t usually like those kind of little artbooks. Indeed, the size of the book is tiny, and the content inside is not very very interesting. I mean there is no research […]
July 6, 2015
The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt Artbook premium
I could say so many things about The Witcher franchise. I love it so much. I’m lucky enough to have the artbooks from The Witcher and The Witcher 2. Now, with my collector’s edition of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, I have this third beautiful one. As usual, this artbook is very good. The cover is […]
May 16, 2015
Satoshi Kon’s Works 1982-2010 premium
Satoshi Kon was an artist and animator who directed the famed Perfect Blue. He also made Paprika, an anime that I recently watched. I really love Satoshi Kon’s drawing style. There is a kind of strange atmosphere that emanates from his works. In this artbook, you find a lot of different drawings. Most of them […]
May 1, 2015
Dark Souls 2 Design Works premium
Dark Souls, the first, was a kind of disappointing for me. I missed the Nexus and the Maiden in black so much… Actually, I missed the fact that we could access all levels by a clear central hub.  In Dark Souls 2, this is the same, but I felt more comfortable. I don’t know why. […]
March 30, 2015
Final Fantasy XIV – The Art of Eorzea – Another Drawn premium
I use to play Final Fantasy XIV during a free week. It was the occasion for me to discover this MMORPG that everyone talked about. I really enjoyed the game but I don’t have the time anymore to spend hours and hours in such a game. I spent a great part of my childhood to […]
March 1, 2015
The Eyes Of Bayonetta 2 premium
I was very disappointed when I realized that I missed “The Eyes of Bayonetta”, the artbook for the first game. The artbook is still available, but in English, and I prefer to own the original versions of artbooks. The Japanese version can be found on eBay or Amazon, but at a high price. This time […]
February 9, 2015
Yamashita Shunya Gashu (Art Book) Beautiful Noise premium
I have absolutely NO IDEA of what this artbook is, and why did I buy it, but I did. Well, some drawings are really well done, even if girls are again almost naked without any reason, but i’m used to it with all those japanese artbook… At the end of the book, there is a […]
February 8, 2015
Kawamoto Toshihiro Artworks The Illusives 2 (1996 – 2005) premium
This Artbook is the sequel of The Illusive 1 previously showcased on this website.  Presenting works made between 1996 and 2005, this box contains a lot of drawings of Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team, Ghost in the Sheel for PS, Space Cruiser Yamato, Cowboy Bebop and Wolf’s Rain. This second book looks exactly […]
October 5, 2014
Kawamoto Toshihiro Artworks The Illusives 1 (1985 – 1995) premium
Kawamoto Toshihiro is a famous person in the japanese animation. He worked on unforgettable titles such as Gundam, Escaflowne, Cowboy Bebop… I found this Artbook by chance and I have ordered the second one which I’ll receive soon. This Artbook contains illustrations of titles he worked on between 1985 and 1995. Mobile Suit Gundam, or Golden […]
September 17, 2014
Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker Official Art Works premium
As usual, Yoji Shinkawa’s Artbooks are beautiful. This is one of my favorite artist in the video game illutration industry. I’ve always loved his work. He’s an artist who works both with traditionnals and digital methods. I prefer the first one, of course. In this Artbook, there are a lot of works about Metal Gear […]
September 14, 2014
Fire Emblem: Awakening Setting Materials: Knights of Iris premium
Fire Emblem is a well-known franchise. I’ve never played any of the games, but I’m sure I will in the future. This artbook, once again, is a very good one! There are a lot of research works, final illustrations, and various other information. I really appreciate this kind of artbook. There are seven sections in […]
September 10, 2014
Tactics Ogre: The Wheel of Fortune (Unmei no Wa) Art Works premium
I know Tactics Ogre for a while. But the first time I played this game was when it was released on PSP, a few years ago. I found the game a little bit hard ; that’s what I like. I was lucky to receive the original Tarot game from Square Enix thanks to my blog. […]
September 7, 2014
BRAVELY DEFAULT Design Works THE ART OF BRAVELY 2010-2013 premium
When I bought the collector’s edition of Bravely Default, I got the artbook included with it. It was a cool book that you can see here, on So Artbooks. I didn’t think that any other artbook had been released since then, so I never looked for one. However, when I was browsing my usual bookstore, I […]
April 16, 2014
Drakengard (Drag-On Dragoon) 3 Settings + The Complete Guide premium
After playing Nier, I  thought that it would be a good idea to discover the Drag-On Dragoon saga. This setting guide is from the third episode. There are some arts in there, but not as much as in a real artbook. By the way, this is, indeed, a setting guide. There are a lot of […]
March 19, 2014
Unlimited Saga – Japanese Limited Edition Artbook premium
The first time I saw this artbook was in a french retrogaming store in Paris. The price of the product was around 55€. It’s not so high for an artbook, especially since there is the game with it, but I took my time and reviewed prices on internet. I finally found the exact same product […]
March 15, 2014
Danganronpa Visual Fanbook premium
This is the artbook of the first episode of Danganronpa. A new version of this book with arts from first and second episode was released under ISBN number 9784047293663 and published by Enterbrain. This artbook contains three parts plus a bonus one : File 1 – Characters ; File 2 – Archives ; and File 3 […]