Every DMmd illustration released so far are all so drool-some (*q*)
This calendar was part of Comiket 81 「ニトロプラス キラル」セット Nitro+Chiral Set
Nitro+Chiral 2012 calendar ニトロプラス キラル 2012 カレンダー
Featuring 8 illustrations by Nitro+Chiral illustrators: Yamada Uirou, Honyarara, Yu-pon, Chayamachi Suguro and Kurumazaki Mayu.
ニトロプラス キラルの公式作家陣による描き下ろしイラストは全8枚！ 山田外朗、ほにゃらら、ゆーぽん、茶屋町勝呂、車折まゆ（順不同、敬称略）。
Flat packed with loose parts…
There’s some additional assembling required before you can use your calendar. I think they’re probably trying to save production costs? Not that I mind the assembling but doing it this way puts holes into the artwork… and I’m kinda upset about that. Last year’s calendar format was so much better! But having die-cut is probably a lot more expensive than punching holes :(
Calendar cover. The print quality of the paper is very good and it has a smooth finish.
January/February is Aoba from DRAMAtical Murder by Honyarara. The holes are very annoying :(
Almost all the pages are double-sided print like below, except for the last page.
March/January is THE CHIRAL NIGHT by Yu-pon :D
May/June is Lamento’s Asato and Konoe by Yamada Uirou… aww…
July/August is the Sweet Pool boys by mangaka, Kurumazaki Mayu.
September/October is Togainu no Chi’s Shiki x Akira pair by Chayamachi Suguro.
November/December is Yupon’s swirly-eyed Makoto and Youji from Sweet Pool.
Extra months in this year’s calendar. January/February 2013 has Yamada Uirou’s Akira and he has a hole in his head! OTL;;
March/April 2013 is Chayamachi Suguro’s Rai and Konoe from Lamento.
Assembing the calendar. After folding the cardboard and arranging the pages, put the rings through and snap them in place.
Voila! Desktop calendar assembled. The floppy rings are an eye-sore to me. I also have to turn the pages very carefully, so that I don’t tear or damage the pages accidentally. Although the calendar wouldn’t fall apart but the moment you pick it up, it feels like it would. Not classy at all.
The overall size of the calendar is bigger but the actual printed pages are the same size as the calendar in last year’s set.
The back of each illustrated page.
The back of each illustrated page continued.
Overall, the calendar is great to have cos of the beautiful illustrations. I”m just peeved by the holes that ate into the artwork. They should have cropped or resize the images, so that they are not affected by the holes. A huge pity, especially when compared to last year’s calendar format.
The rest of the items in the Nitro+Chiral c81 set will be reviewed soon :)