Originally the way got into Utako Yukihiro’s art/manga was having seen the anime series that premiered in Fall 2013. Afterwards it took a while for the anime to get licensed which led me to take up the manga series written by Madoka Takadono and illustrated by Utako Yukihiro.
And the more I read the more I realized how decadent the artwork was by Utako Yukihiro. It also delighted me to know that Utako Yukihiro also is sometimes allowed to design anime character designs for anime like Bonjour! Sweet Love Patisserie. Manga artist, Utako Yukihiro, also works with other writers who work on manga. So in a sense, Utako Yukihiro is always working on the art but also contributing within a duo team.
After seeing and reading the manga I kept thinking about possibly being able to see artwork by Utako Yukihiro similiarly to the Devils and Realist manga series but in full blown color. This very idea is possible with the Makai Ouji: Devils and Realist Artworks (Tankobon Softcover).
I thought for sure this would be a softcover book but is more like a hardcover book and inside the pages are glossy with soft pages-the Softcover part? I think visually it is a treat and while I am not much of an artwork collector, really. This is certainly a first for me. I love Utako Yukihiro’s artwork so much that buying this seems very worthwhile for me personally.
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Makai Ouji: Devils and Realist Artworks by Utako Yuhihiro Image Gallery
These are just a few samples from the artbook. Some of my favorites.
About Utako Yukihiro, Manga Artist
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Utako Yukihiro is a Japanese manga artist whose works include Uta no Prince-Sama and Devils and Realist. Utako Yukihiro also does work in the Bonjour! Sweet Love Patisserie anime series airing/simulcasting for the Fall 2014 Anime Season. The series contains a total of 24 episodes. Ensuring it will run until the Winter 2015 Anime Season too.