What a lovely face to see every morning :D
Title: Hakuouki Calendar 2015 Wall Hanging Type 薄桜鬼 カレンダー2015 壁掛型
Price: 2,000 Yen (w/o tax)
Available: November 2014
Size: (A2) 590 x 420 x 15mm
Description: Features 7 pages of newly illustrated artwork of yukata-clad Hakuouki eye-candy for every 2 months (including Chizuru on the cover).
Title: Hakuouki Calendar 2015 Desktop Type 薄桜鬼 カレンダー2015 卓上型
Price: 1,600 Yen (w/o tax)
Available: November 2014
Size: (A5 Deformed) 160 x 180 x 15mm
Description: Includes the illustrations of the Wall Hanging type calendar in a smaller size and some additional illustrations.
I found out that these illustrations were not created by original character designer, Yone Kazuki… and it really came as a shock as the artist who did it recreated her style almost perfectly :O If nobody told me about it, I wouldn’t have guessed. And these men sure are HOT! (♥o♥) There are alternate-universe Hakuouki SSL/Sweet School Life (desktop and wall hanging type) calendars too but I’m more interested in the yukata-clad ones.
My wall-hanging type calendar has already arrived since I chose EMS delivery. It costs just a little more than SAL parcel but reaches me in less than a week. It was too big to fit SAL small packet measurements (90cm), so be prepared to pay more for the shipping due to the size. However, I would say, it is definitely worth it :D As for the desktop calendar, I’ll update with a review when it arrives since I chose SAL small packet to save on shipping. It’ll take about 2 weeks to reach me.
There are a total of eight pages, including 1 cover, 6 pages inside and a plain, black, back cover. All pages are relatively thick and printed on paper usually used for posters. The back cover is the same thickness. The pages are held together by ring-binding.
The paper is printed in matt-finish and the illustrations are gorgeous! One of the things I love about this series of illustrations is how the artist uses the softness of water-colour painting style and recreates natural lighting from the environment. It really brings out the warmth in the artworks and are so so beautiful to look at.
January and February 2015 ♥ Hijikata Toshizou
March and April 2015 ♥ Saito Hajime
Ohayou… *nosebleed max*
May and June 2015 ♥ Toudou Heisuke
Those ABS. Heisuke fans must be really happy to see this cos he doesn’t get to bare his skin much XD
July and August 2015 ♥ Harada Sanosuke
MORE ABS!! (♥o♥) I don’t get why otome games are so adverse to showing bishie nipples ^^;;
September and October 2015 ♥ Okita Souji
Need a neck rub? XD
November and December 2015 ♥ Kazama Chikage
Do you need help with that? :3
It’s 2 months too early but what the heck :D Looks great on my bedroom wall. I made a hole in the plastic cover sheet to hang the calendar. Offers some protection from the dust :) Yep, I’m all set for 2015!