[Sneak Peek] Hino Matsuri Illustrations ‘Vampire Knight’


Vampire Knight Artbook is out!
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tBP’s Manga Digest takes a sneak peak at Hino Matsuri’s very first Artbook for Vampire Knight. Her Artbook titled Hino Matsuri Illustrations ‘Vampire Knight’ was released on Jul-5. It’s available for purchase at major online Japanese stores such as Amazon.co.jp, cdjapan, yesasia and HMV Japan. The Artbook showcased a mixture of early and recent illustrations for VK. You can definitely see the notable differences between her earlier work and the more recent ones. Her recent artwork is more refined and captured the subtle growth of her characters as well as improvements in her drawings. That’s a good thing because of the time line progression in the manga. Whether you love the trio or ship either pairings, you’ll love the selections that Hino-sensei has laid out in her very first Artbook release. They are certainly a visual fest for VK fans and fans of shoujo manga. Fangirlable to the max. (^_-)

I’ve randomly chosen some illustrations to share on this post. Hopefully, VK fans will be enticed enough to get a copy of the Artbook for themselves as a collectible item or just to drool over the gorgeous VK artwork.

Sneak Peek begins here >>>

Front & Back Cover:
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Title Page
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A page showing how the full cover illustration looks like when it’s done
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Illustrations from 2008
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Illustrations from 2005
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From 2006 & 2007
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From 2006 & 2007
– It’s rare to see Zero & Kaname being drawn together like that
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From 2009 & 2010
– the one on the right is one of my favourite new ones
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From 2009 & 2010
– The one on the right is used as the cover for Vol.12
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These are just some of the selections for preview. There are many more gorgeous images included in the artbook with several double page illustrations. If you want to see what they are, support the artist/mangaka and get a copy of Artbook. Enjoy!

9 thoughts on “[Sneak Peek] Hino Matsuri Illustrations ‘Vampire Knight’

  1. Only if I could return you something for all these goodies.*sigh* I havent seen some of these scans, bwaa your blog is a treasure island! :D:D And Zerooooo!!! *nosebleed* Anyway…. That “From 2006 & 2007” pic of Kaname and Zero… its hoooot! *.*
    If I’ll have that amount of money, I’ll surely buy the Artbook. *.* Cant wait to have it. T.T
    Huge thanks again!!!

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  2. *drolls over those amazing art*

    How I wish I have the money to buy the artbook…

    Thank you very much for those sneak-peak…I really wanted the artbook…

    ^_^

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    • 🙂 You’re welcome. Glad you enjoy the VK images. Hino’s art is lovely. Aww, maybe you could get someone to gift it to you. *huggles*

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  3. Sorry, forgot to ask: About how many illustrations are there in the artbook(pages not the smaller illustrations)? Thanks.

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  4. Thanks for the preview! They ARE gorgeous and this preview just makes me that much more excited. My copy of the artbook just shipped and I can’t wait for it to get here.

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    • You’re welcome. Happy to hear that you’re supporting Hino-sensei’s work by getting a copy of her illustrations. The book is filled with her illustrations except for the last few pages.🙂

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