Open Your Wallets For This Beautiful Arc System Works 25th Anniversary Book

By Eugene . October 16, 2013 . 4:08pm


It’s Arc System Work’s 25th anniversary! And that means lots of great stuff that they plan on releasing to celebrate, including this awesome 25th Anniversary Official Character Collection Art Book, which Dengeki Online reported this week.


It’s that one on the right. That one. The one with the dreamy looking Sol on the cover… all dark and penetrating eyes and soulful determination. So handsome, so dashing…




The book is filled to the brim with character illustrations from various Arc System Work titles, including BlazBlue and Guilty Gear. It also comes stuffed with hardcore, in-depth interviews (If you read Japanese that is) and all sorts of other tidbits.

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You can pre-order it online at Amazon for about 3360 yen (About US$34) before shipping and it goes on sale on the 24th of this month.

  • new_tradition

    *crosses fingers* Come ooooooooon Udon…

    • EtherealEarth

      Hm, you are hungry? :P

      • new_tradition

        …I just got that xD

        (Incidentally, I was hungry; eatin’ my dinner now :D)

  • z_merquise

    This is so cool. I really wish someone to publish it outside Japan.

    C’mon, Arc Sys have a huge fan base outside Japan as well, they can’t just keep them hanging!

  • Flamboyant Ass Nigga

    Such beauty.

  • no one

    >about 3360 yen (About US$34) before shipping
    Too bad international shipping tacks on another $30 or so.

    • TheExile285

      $35? Oh my god, I might have to import this.

      • James Darkly

        no chance for NA release?

  • Arcana Wiz

    Udon, Please!!!!

  • TheExile285

    Please Udon….. I would buy the **** out of this just for the BB stuff!

    • Ric Vazquez

      Agreed, mewants!

  • DragKudo

    ME: Hey Tanaka
    Tanaka: Yeah
    Me: You want to sleep over today and read the Arc systems illustration book to me?
    Tanaka: …………..
    Me: Hello?

  • Oh my

  • ShadowDivz

    That bridget….. I’m pretty sure it’s from the character designer of Senran Kagura. same/similar style

  • MonoChrome

    Bridget drawn by the Senran artist.. Bridget’s happy boobs surrounding the world. Now Bridget can be even more misleading.

    • Steven Johnson

      Shhhh don’t spill the beans :3

    • DyLaN

      What boobs you are talking abt all I see is DFC

  • RichyGaming

    Is that Celica preparing food for Ragna and his siblings?

  • Kelohmello

    I spot Okamoto Lynn and Yaegashi Nan. Man, I really love it when guest artists do art for other series. It’s always such a treat.

  • Göran Isacson

    Oh man, if this book has any previously unseen info or sketches on Faust I would buy so fast. And dreamy Sol on the cover would just be a bonus. Also is that Battle Fantasia art? That game needs way more love.

  • Yan Zhao

    Need english release. I just dont want to pay double for import fees, lol

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