6 thoughts on “Release 55: Infinite Stratos Illustration Book”

  1. Thanks for the scan of the illustration book. I’ve been looking for it. I just wish it had more of Chifuyu-nee and Yamada-sensei.

  2. Thanks for your hard work, but the more artbooks I see from this series the more of an impression I get that the character designer for Season 1 of IS, Tomoyasu Kurashima, departed under less-than-amicable circumstances. Normally someone who played such a large role towards the success of the anime’s 1st season would be invited back to contribute to an artbook, like Okiura was for his/her work in the LN illustrations before Choco was called in.

      1. Thank you very much for the information. The other two artists you mentioned; did you mean to say that neither of them are in this artbook either?

        If Kurashima’s still contracted to MF, then why couldn’t he continue his excellent work on IS? I still think his designs beat out the newer character designer’s for the second season.

        Kurashima has done a lot of good but underappreciated work in the past. Then he got his big break with IS’ first season, and what does he get for his hard work and contribution to the success of the first season? He gets busted back down to LN illustration, sadly.

  3. Illustration # 33

    I must say Choco certainly gave Kanzashi quite the “PLOT” upgrade. I’m not sure though if I approve of this… But then again, BOOBS.

    Thanks for sharing with us Rapidswitch, and many more thanks for all of your generosity.

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