“I’m playing chess with stars
I’m sending you my vibes
Through the sky
Guide me to northern lights
Ride on Cassiopeia
Welcome to my playground
Play with me”
Artist: Sho-u Tajima
Publisher: Field-Y, Inc.
First Published: 2004
Format: Pin-up Prints
Original Language: Japanese
NSFW: Casual nudity
Buy here: Passing Fancy
Vote for Kritik der Animationskraft:
prettyprophet: Trust us, it’s hot and muggy here too.
funny_bunny: SHUT YOUR WHORE MOUTH YOU FILTHY QUIM. YOU KNOW NO NOT WHAT YOU SPEAK OF.
prettyprophet: Oh fuck you, you made your choice for this summer.
funny_bunny: Like a FOOL.
Lavie Rhap: Ladies and gentleman, Shou-Tajima’s “Baby Stardust” artbook.
prettyprophet: You’re missing the star.
Lavie Rhap: My mistake; “Baby★Stardust”.
funny_bunny: IT NEEDS TO BE CAPITALIZED.
Lavie Rhap: “BABY★STARDUST”.
funny_bunny: Book of Dreams!
prettyprophet: Ain’t that just a publisher?
funny_bunny: BOOK OF DREAMS!
Lavie Rhap: Is this the first artbook of the year?
prettyprophet: I’m pretty sure it’s the first artbook since the goddamn collapse.
funny_bunny: THANK THE GENERAL FOR THIS RELEASE.
prettyprophet: And it brings us back to our very first release, “Angels at the Planetarium”. Yeah, the colored version of the two-page spread is in this.
Lavie Rhap: “BABY★STARDUST” is a full color collection of prints, fit into a hardcover folder.
funny_bunny: It’s not REALLY hardcover.
prettyprophet: Could’ve sworn it was harder than softcover, so we’re counting it hardcover.
funny_bunny: But they’re pin-ups! SEXY SHO-U TAJIMA PIN-UPS!
Lavie Rhap: I enjoy how Tajima draws both violence and nudity in such a dispassionate way, even when using color.
funny_bunny: How artsy!
Lavie Rhap: Funny, you still have the other Tajima artbook unscanned, is that correct?
funny_bunny: Sketch artbook, it is!
prettyprophet: Ok, hold up…..no new projects. Because……well, you all know why.
funny_bunny: And if I were to scan it on me own initiative…? Say, FOR ANOTHER GROUP?
Lavie Rhap: Would you?
prettyprophet: Uh, course he would, the fucking traitor.
funny_bunny: I’M the traitor?? MOI? OF ALL PEOPLE TO ACCUSE ME OF SUCH CRIMINALITY! PROPHET, YOU ARE DISGUSTING AND I WILL HAVE NO PART OF THIS NONSENSE. FARE THEE WELL, CONSORT OF BRUTUS.
Lavie Rhap: Didn’t we already use the Brutus reference for holstein?
prettyprophet: I don’t know, did we?
funny_bunny: All conspirators and conspiracies! WITH BARCODES ON YOUR EYES.
Lavie Rhap: Has “MPD Psycho” been completed?
prettyprophet: Think it’s still ongoing.
funny_bunny: “BABY★STARDUST”! SHO-U TAJIMA! SHOU TAJIMA! TAJIMA SHO-U! TAJIMA SHOU! SHO-U! TAJIMA!
Lavie Rhap: Another artbook scanlation by the Rabbit Reich.
prettyprophet: Will it be the last? Come on translators and editors, keep us bouncing for another year.
funny_bunny: DO IT FOR THE BEAUTY.
prettyprophet: Also want to add, go vote for Kritik der Animationskraft at the Aniblog Tourney. ak’s blog, so do it.
funny_bunny: DO IT FOR THE STARDUST.