My friends at Arc Europe sent me some goodies in appreciation for working with them on the Arcana Heart 3 poster. I want to share with you today, what they sent me.
This week has been pretty crazy for me. I received an unprecedented six packages in total! That’s almost one package a day! Four of the packages were from figure preorders that were suddenly all filled at once. Two more were from Zen United.
It was a usual day for me, when I heard the doorbell ring. But it still seemed strange seeing the mail lady so often. She was already saying “I’ll see you again soon!” like it’s a regular thing. “Enjoy the weather…” I said sarcastically as I looked up at the dreary sky. It’s been quite a number of weeks since we’d seen rain. Maybe even a couple of months now. I can’t really tell or remember anymore, since I spend most of my days indoors. But now that I look out the window, I miss those sunny days. Should have gone out more…
The two packages I received from Zen was a poster tube, and an artbook-shaped box. I could hear something rattling inside. Upon opening the package, I got this:
Guilty Gear Accent Core Plus – Limited Edition. It goes without saying that I was ecstatic. The box was sturdy, and thick, like from those high-end department store gift boxes like Hugo Boss. Just the box itself makes this one of the best Limited Editions I’ve ever seen. (If you’re interested, you can buy one at the Blazblue Store here)
Lifting the lid of the box though, I was greeted with yet another surprise:
No Guilty Gear stuff! It’s just the box! Instead, the Arcana Hearts 3 Limited Sugoi Oppai Edition! But there were also other goodies:
There were a bunch of art cards, including one rather Yuri Noel and Rachel art card, the Zen United signature envelope containing them, and several copies of my art card, as well as two copies of the A.B.A. Guilty Gear Giclee prints (only 200 of these were printed!) Seems they retail for over $400 each!
A close up of the Noel and Rachel art card. My two fav characters. Dream come true. :3
A keychain that comes with the Arcana Heart LE. Very cute! I wonder who did the artwork for this…
A close up shot of my art card. I might give away some autographed ones in a contest. Want one?
Absolutely gorgeous quality prints. These things are staying sealed in their board backings. Sorry, NOT giving any away.
Shown above is what comes with the LE of Arcana Heart 3. It comes with a mouse pad, a soundtrack, artbook, art cards featuring each girl and their moves list, and a case for the art cards and soundtrack. Plus the LE box itself, and the game itself.
In case you didn’t know, North America NEVER got an LE of Arcana Heart 3. In fact, the only available edition of it is DIGITAL DOWNLOAD. You heard right, you don’t even get a physical copy! So if you want one, and own a PS3 (because the PS3 version is not region locked, you can purchase one at the Blazblue store. Just so you know, I don’t get any commission or kickbacks from this. This is purely me spreading my love and support for awesome localized LE stuff! If you’re not going to buy one, at least show your appreciation and support for localization and voice how awesome you think Zen United/Arc Europe is by commenting on their facebook page.
A close-up of the mouse pad shows that it’s very high quality. The colors are vibrant, and the lines are crisp.
Noel is very sad that virtually everyone has bigger boobies than her.
How can anyone not like boobies though?
The artbook is very thick, and retains its original Japanese text and formatting. For purists only!
Gorgeous concept art that you can learn from!
More pretty art!
My own artwork, now printed on a poster! These are NOT available in store, and are a limited run as well. At the moment, they are only obtainable at the MCM Expo coming up in London. If you’re thinking of attending that, drop by the Zen United Arc Europe booth to see if you’re lucky enough to get this poster. While I won’t be there to sign it, just having a copy is immediate bragging rights. Even I don’t have many of these.
Hmmm… doesn’t that dress look familiar…?
Here’s a youtube video of the last 15hrs of the painting. (I did not record the sketching part, since there’s a lot of planning and back-and-forth involved with that)
You may recognize the music.
Interested in seeing what else I got from Zen? Check out this post: http://radiantdreamer.net/2011/01/19/blazblue-swag-sexy-model-not-included/
A word before I end this post – a lot of my fans look at my work and wish they were me. They wish that they had my skills to land opportunities such as this, and get awesome goodies. Let me share with you a secret – you can. The point of me blogging and sharing my work has always been to encourage budding artists to keep working at it, and never giving up. I share my successes and my failures to show that I’m just a regular guy like you. It says so in my Vision Statement. Keep reading, keep learning, and most of all, keep drawing, and you can have it all.
Credits to those involved with this project. Miku says “Bye!”
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