The official website for Silver Spoon has posted a video in which Arakawa draws an illustration of Hachiken and Vice-president as a thank you message for all the tweets received regarding the release of volume 5 at the series’ official twitter account.
You can watch the video right here. The text she writes at the end means “Thank you for so many messages”, plus her signature.
Shounen Sunday official website has uploaded a couple of sample pages for the Yezo Agricultural High School student handbook to be included in the limited edition for Silver Spoon volume 7 (out April 18th).
The handbook will aparently include some original drawings by Arakawa, along with written content - such as Yezo regulations. You can see bigger samples at the official Facebook.
Stumbled across a nice and high res version of this wonderful drawing that isn’t a vector trace. Click on through.
When we sat down with model and Japan Lolita Association founder Misako Aoki, we talked about the propagation about lolita fashion worldwide. Not only does she feel that lolita fashion has more potential outside of Japan than within it, she thinks that overseas lolitas are more adventurous:
In Japan, the coordination is very conservative – single colour palettes, a very solid theme. Nothing too adventurous. Elsewhere, it seems that it’s a lot more adventurous; the colours are more vibrant. The coordination is something that a Japanese lolita wouldn’t even think about. In that sense, it actually works out – the coordinations are very unique outside of Japan.