Tuesday, December 14, 2010

HOTD Art Book

This took a while for me to put out.  Although I scanned it right after getting the magazine it came with, I decided it would probably be a better idea not to put it up while it was still available in stores in Japan, plus I've been very busy in real life.

Well anyway, I've separated it into two parts: illustrations from the anime and illustrations from Shouji Sato.  Both are completely raw scans.  I haven't done anything with them, and they're both ridiculously huge and pretty unrefined looking as a result.  If anyone out there wants to join the images and adjust the colors and stuff, well, that's up to you, but I don't have the time to do it myself at the moment.

The Shouji Sato portion contains the cover, a new illustration, the complete SchDead Museum, and the prequel novel which was originally in an issue of Dragon Age a couple years back before the hiatus started.

The anime portion contains a number of illustrations from the character designer for the anime.

As for the color edition preview, well, there's not much to see there so I didn't bother.  It's just the first 20 pages or so of the first volume in color.  It looks pretty good, but I don't see the point in me translating it when I'm already planning on doing the whole volume anyway.  Sorry for going back on what I say so much... First I said I'd do the 4-koma, and this time I said I'd do the color preview...  I have a tendency to overestimate how much free time I'll have.

Well, without further ado...
Shouji Sato Illustrations
Anime Illustrations

Oh, one other thing.  You may notice that there are no more ads on the site.  My AdSense account was disabled for "invalid clicks" so I can't make up for raw costs that way anymore.  I'm not going to ask anything too unreasonable, but if you can spare a little money, the donation button is still good.  I make enough at my job in real life that I should hopefully still be able to afford the magazine and import costs every couple months if a few people donate, but if I run into trouble, don't get mad if I start asking for donations.  It's not that I want to make money from this... I just don't want to lose a substantial amount of money.  Scanning the series takes money unfortunately, and I'm still a student so I don't yet have a full-time job.  Many thanks to those of you who have donated already!

Well, enough of that.  The next chapter comes out in less than a month, so I guess I'll see you again then.  I hope you have a happy holiday season, whatever that may mean for you.


  1. Thank you very much for taking the time to do this.

  2. OHH my GOD!!! awesome! i'wait for this :D
    Thank you very much.

  3. Thank you so much for taking the time, money, and effort to do all this for everyone. <3 Really, you're amazing, for doing this while you have to manage a part time job and your studies, thanks so much! Good luck with everything, and I look forward to seeing the next chapter soon <3

  4. Thank you very much as always!

    I'll try and donate if or when I can. Keep up the good work, man.

  5. Wow, thanks dude. Very sweet.
    I was looking forward for this ^^!
    Also, there is another artbook too. In this case, a virtual artbook: a CD with wallpaper of HOTD.

    ~Stay beautiful.

  6. Awesome art book. Thanks for the scans.

    Hrm... I found this blog: hotdpress.blogspot.com while clicking the "next blog" button on the top bar.
    They are saying that they will release Volume 6 of the manga. Interesting...

  7. Thanks for the link, David. If they know what they're doing, maybe we could work together on some things.

  8. Thanks for the scans, HOTDcups. I took on the task of cleaning and joining all of the pages. It's not perfect, but it's the best I could do in a short amount of time. The link is over at my blogsite: http://hotdead.blogspot.com/
    That's the first part, and I'll be doing the second part today or tomorrow. Let me know if you would like any help in the future. I'd be happy to join forces with you.

  9. Dude, why are you so AWESOME?! Keep it up man!! We love you!