[Report] Exhibition of The Familiar of Zero(Zero no Tsukaima) in Akihabara

Exhibition of The Familiar of Zero(Zero no Tsukaima) is being held now in Akihabara!(25 March 2017 – 23 April 2017)


[Anime][Light novel] Exhibition of The Familiar of Zero in Akihabara(秋葉原)

The last volume is now on sale.


We can see original illustrator Eiji Usatsuka‘s works there!


Zero no Tsukaima series have been published 2004 – 2017 and Eiji Usatsuka’s style of painting has changed.


In Japanese otaku illustrations, Garuge or Eroge illustrations(they are called ギャルゲ絵Gyaruge-E, エロゲ絵Eroge-E) were cutting edge in this time.

e.g. Gyaruge-E, Eroge-E

His illust was also Garuge or Eroge style.(He is illustrator of Eroge company “VisualArt’s“)
Characteristic of this style is emphasized light and shadow, color, three-dimensionality.

Volume1 – 3(2004)

Volume4 – 6(2005)

Volume7 – 9(2006)

His illust has changed into mild!!
Soft light and shadow.

Volume10 – 11(2006 – 2007)

Eyes changed softly!

Way of drawing eyes in otaku illustrations have changed to mild and soft.

Volume12 – 14(2007 – 2008)

Volume15 – 17(2008 – 2009)

Changed to colorful and more mild.

Volume18 – 20(2010 – 2011)

Head changed to a bit small.

Volume21 – 22(2016 – 2017)

Changed a lot! More clear color, way of drawing face and body have changed to realistic.

In Japan, cutting edge illustration is light novel illust now.(they are called ラノベ絵Ranobe-E)
His illust also have changed from Gyaruge-E to Ranobe-E.
Characteristic of Ranobe-E is stylish, splendid, colorful, detailed because cover illust influences novel’s sales.

e.g. Ranobe-E

I think that one of the illustration’s charm(both drawing and seeing) is enjoying transition!
Let’s go and see proffesional works!