Dengeki G’s Festival! Deluxe Vol. 6
This is my first magazine from Japan, Dengeki G’s Festival! Deluxe. I mainly bought this for the beautiful Angel dakimakura and the Nendriod Petit Yurippe.
The Dengeki G’s magazines are published by ASCII media which cover bishōjo games and any spin-off media. The Dengeki G’s Festival! Deluxe series in particular focuses on one visual novel and it’s various spin-offs. Volume 6 features Angel Beats!, the latest co. project developed by Key and ASCII media. The anime is currently airing as part of this (Spring 2010) anime season and is an original work (ie no previous source material).
Included in this volume is, as mentioned, a Nendriod Petit Yurippe and an Angel dakimakura. The magazine itself is about 66 pages containing various artworks from Angel Beats!, interviews with voice actors, some manga strips, adverts (xD), and some info about the freebies.
Front and back pages
An advert for that games which looks like Shuffle! but isn’t Shuffle!. Anyway, looks like it’s getting a PSP port.
Into the guts of the magazine. Angel Beats! The first part contains summaries and a bit about the series
Then there’s a section dedicated to the character artwork
Followed by VA interviews and then various artworks. Some are split across 2 pages; whereas others have multiple images on 1 page.
Then we have something about “Track ZERO”.
There’s then a few pages with a short chibi manga; and then 1 page with a black and white manga strip. The final pages are dedicated to the freebies.
This page shows Petit Angel, which will be part of another Dengeki release I believe. There is also 3 other characters shown (well 2 + Yurippe with a hat).
The next part is dedicated to the dakimakura. By the looks of it they have taken their inspiration from Kudryavka Noumi of Little Busters.
So what do the goodies actually look like?
The dakimakura is 160x45cm. Luckily my other dakimakura is 160x50cm so I don’t need to buy another body for the case, it was just a tight sqeeze ><.
There is only illustrations on 1 side; the reverse side is all white. The all white side is made from a fluffy material, whereas the pictured side is a smooth soft fabric. The actual illustraion stretches to all corners of the pillow case so you do loose some of the hair and arms to the sides of the actual pillow. But then that could be because I sqeezed 45cm in to 50cm.
The Nendoroid Petit is tiny in comparison to the dakimakura . This is my first Petit so I was a bit surprised just how small they are. What is cool though is how articulated the figure is. You can move Yurippes’ head, arms and hands; as well as take off her skirt.
Overall I’m impressed with everything included. ~4000¥ for a dakimakura, high quality magazine and a nendo petit is not bad. However if you have no interest in Angel Beats! this probably isn’t the volume of Dengeki G’s for you.