Type-Moon 10th Anniversary Phantasm is not simply just an illustration book or a collector’s item. Nope.
To fans of the visual novel maker, it might as well be a holy bible, what with over 400 pages covering everything from Fate/Prototype to the upcoming Tsukihime remake, and all the stuff in between: the original Tsukihime, Canaan, Melty Blood, Mahou Tsukai no Yoru, etc.
What you see above is an image – courtesy of Akibablog (same pic as this watermark-less one Japanator found) – of some of the concept art from the Tsukihime visual novel remake, announced way back in 2008. Now that Mahou Tsukai no Yoru is finally out, Type-Moon is finally proceeding with the remake, full speed ahead.
Apart from your first look at new Tsukihime, the book also contains interviews with voice actors, profiles and commentary from key staff members, and numerous galleries for all manners of Type-Moon things: April Fool’s Day 2005-2012, Ichiban Kuji Premium Illust Art Gallery, and – in my opinion the highlight of the book – a freaking Saber Gallery.
The book is out now in Japan (released on August 10, 2012), but has already been sold out at various places online, including Amazon Japan – which lists a bunch of second-hand copies for nearly twice the price of a brand new one.
Readers in Singapore who’d like to pick a copy up should check with Kinokuniya Books.
Tell us in the comments below if you know where else folks can go online to grab a copy of this much-coveted holy bible, or any thoughts you might have on the new look in the Tsukihime remake.