Misaka Mikoto (aka biribiri, railgun) from To Aru Majutsu no Index II and To Aru Kagaku no Railgun makes her first Nyantype cover appearance on volume 13. I’m a bit surprised that they didn’t go for a 4th Nanoha cover considering the Nanoha movie just came out on Blu-ray/DVD, but I guess having a third of your covers be from a single series would be too much.
The first pin-up poster in this volume is of Kuroko and Awaki, the main protagonist and antagonist of episodes 6-7 in To Aru Majutsu no Index II. Kuroko is my favourite character form the To Aru series so I was happy to see her get so much screentime in those two eps. I think this poster really portrayed the situation in the anime very well with Awaki having the upper hand (and scratch-free) while Kuroko is clearly limping and has bruises everywhere.
The Nanoha series seems just as popular with the Nyantype editors as the Megami editors. This was a pretty well-drawn image with hardly any noticeable mistakes.
Here’s an even better one, but of the grown up Erio and Caro, both from the Nanoha series. I particularly like how they added a white glow around the characters to make them stand out.
One thing that Nyantype seems to favour more than Megami is the “foot” pose. I guess they’re trying to attract the people who like feet.
I love the detail in this poster, from the individual straws in the tatami mat to Sora’s super long hair. The only thing I would change is the “Pockie” box, it looks a bit too short and fat.
I complained about Nyantype’s previous use of shadows and lighting, but it looks like they’ve done a better job this time. This K-ON poster really makes use of shadows to give the feel of a lazy sunny afternoon.
This was a surprisingly tame Strike Witches poster and they’re not stealing each others’ clothes o.o
I like the way they drew Elsea’s feather cloth in this poster, it looks like it’s actually floating a bit as it should. I also like the cute smile.
Yes! First Panty and Stocking poster, and it’s of the transformation scene. By my count, this series has 4 different forms of animation now so I’m glad Nyantype went with the best looking one for their first PSG poster. It’s also nice to see that there’s really no mess-ups in here either.
Most of the Fortune Arterial posters so far have used really vibrant colours, and it really helps to breathe some life into the image. You can see what I mean by comparing the less-vibrant poster below.
While the only thing that looks off here is Ika’s foot, the more dull colouring makes it seem poor in comparison to the Fortune Arterial poster.
I was hoping for more dynamic Amagami SS posters, and while I finally got one here, it doesn’t look quite right. I think her head is just a bit too high.
There’s something wrong in this picture…
I was expecting some Christmas/winter posters in this volume, but it looks like Nyantype is still stuck in swimsuit mode.
This is a cool Star Driver poster with some of the female members of the Glittering Crux. It’s kinda weird that they’re all illuminated from the bottom, but I guess that’s to make them look more evil.
This volume’s mecha girl is Misaka holding a railgun, kinda ironic isn’t it?
I kinda wish they had a poster of the image they used on the back of the magazine. Sora’s my favourite character from Yosuga no Sora, so more images of her are always welcome though, no matter what the form.
In this volume, rather than including the usual B2 poster, Nyantype decided to include the second Nanoha illustration collection. If you recall, Nyantype volume 3 also included an illustration collection.
After flipping through the contents, there wasn’t anything new to get excited about. All of the images in the collection have appeared in Nyantype before, either as posters, on freebies, or in the magazine content.
For hidden images, read this post (numbers 11, 12, 19).
There were quite a few posters that I liked in this volume, including the Panty and Stocking poster, the one of Sora, the Fortune Arterial poster, and the one with Erio and Caro. The Nanoha illustration collection is also a nice extra if you’re a Nanoha fan and want to get a hold of some nice illustrations. The lack of anything Christmasy was disappointing though, hopefully they’ll have something in the next volume.