I guess we should continue the trend and keep updating all the old lists. Let’s continue with my favorite artists then. Enjoy!
10. Mushiyaki (Kanbayashi Makoto)
I know there are a lot of great artists around when it comes to Love Live doujinshi. Actually, thinking about it now, the number seems insane.
Anyway, the one name that pops up in my mind almost immediately when I think about those works, and especially while thinking about one of my all-time favorite couples—namely Nozomi x Eri—is Mushiyaki.
Be it the fact that those works are always cute, funny, and visually stunning, or maybe it’s the fact that I think this artist captures the relationship between the characters just perfectly. Well, certainly the occasional NSFW content helps me enjoy this to a certain degree, too. 😛
For some reason, I just won’t run out of new material for Top 10 lists. But this time, I think it’s a really important list.
Well, I tried to postpone it long enough so I’d have enough time to post reviews of each and every artist that I wanted to name in this list. However, I didn’t manage to do so, which is why some of the artist reviews I wanted to write are still not done, but they will follow soon, I promise.
So even though I wasn’t able to do so for all the artists, at least in some cases, clicking on their names will redirect you to my reviews about them.
A few weeks ago, I came across an internet service which allows you to purchase items from Japanese stores and have it delivered outside of Japan. Most people that tried buying stuff from Japanese online stores surely already know just how hard it can be to find ones that actually deliver their items internationally. I’ll tell you how I exactly got that to work in one of my next posts.
Vivit Gray is an artist mostly known for her(?) Touhou doujinshi, or more specifically, Mokou x Keine doujinshi.
For everyone who doesn’t know what Touhou is, I will write a complete blog entry about Touhou in general, but to explain it briefly, it’s a Japanese game developed by one man, ZUN. This game is so popular in Japan that there are some conventions that only focus on Touhou. Furthermore, in these conventions, or even ones such as the Comiket Market, tons of fan-made products such as doujinshi, music CDs, games, and even anime are sold and all of these are based on this game. I hope you can now at least understand a little just how big this game is.
But back to the actual topic. Mokou and Keine are two of the characters of the aforementioned game, and Vivit Gray is the name of the doujin circle that produces doujinshi mostly revolving around the characters Mokou and Keine.