Japanese Magazine “Illustration” will release an issue that includes a Pokémon Card Game special feature article.
The March 2021 issue (No. 229) of the magazine, will focus on Pokémon Card Game special article features including various interviews with Pokemon Card artists and other articles all about the Pokémon Card Game.
The magazine cover has been illustrated by Mitsuhiro Arita. It also comes with a Pokémon Card Game Desktop Calendar (2021-2022 that begins in April).
This magazine will release on January 18, 2021, costs 2090 Japanese Yen, features 116 pages and is A4 sized.
If you want to import this magazine yourself, and want to search for this product online, here is the JAN (Japanese Article Numbering) Number: 4910016790313
Update: Kinokuniya USA is also listing this product for pre-order.
“Illustration” is a Japanese magazine since 1979 (published quarterly) and focuses on all kinds of illustration. It's published by Genkosha.
Pokémon Card Game special feature article contents (Google Translated):
[Special Feature 1] "Pokemon Card Game" from the perspective of illustration
<Special Appendix> "Pokemon Card Game" Desktop Calendar 2021-2022 (Beginning in April)
<Cover> Draw by Mitsuhiro Arita.
<Introduction of successive illustrations> From the first "Pokemon Card Game" released in 1996 to the latest "Pokemon Card Game Sword & Shield", we will post excerpts of the illustrations drawn on successive cards. ..
Mitsuhiro Arita (illustrator)
Satoru Nagaya (Creatures Art Director)
Yuu Nishida (illustrator, "1st Pokemon Card Game Illustration Grand Prix" Grand Prix Winner)
Until the "Pokemon Card Game" is made
What kind of process is there until the illustration of the Pokemon Card Game is completed? This time, the exchange of corrections to finish the production process like a precious rough or Pokemon card etc. I will publish it together with.
Place where "Pokemon card game" is born
We interviewed the office of Creatures, which develops Pokemon card games. Where are Pokemon card games created?
Pokemon Card Game Certified Illustrator" Roundtable
We will have four illustrators who draw illustrations for Pokemon Card Game gather and talk about the charm of Pokemon Card Game as well as the inside story of the creation.
Participating illustrators: Kirisaki, Kouki Saitou, sowsow, Kagemaru Himeno (titles omitted)
"Pokemon card game illustrations" drawn by seven illustrators
dream project that illustrators draw down the Pokemon they want to draw for this special feature has been realized.
Participating illustrators: Amelicart, Yoriyuki Ikegami, Ayako Ishiguro, Misaki Kihara, Yoko Kuno, Gemi, Keiji Yano (titles omitted)
My favorite card selected by 20 "Pokemon card game official illustrators"
20 A certified illustrator picks up one from the illustrations of the "Pokemon Card Game" drawn so far. I will introduce it with comments.
Contributors: Anezaki Dynamic, Hideki Ishikawa, You Iribi, Akira Egawa, Naoyo Kimura, Aya Kusube, Akira Komayama, Komiya Tomokazu, Naoki Saito, Sanosuke Sakuma, Sato Narumi, Shibuzoh., SUI, chibi, Tsuruta Saya, Shin Nagasawa, Nagimiso, Yukiko Baba, Hyogonosuke, Ryota Murayama (Title omitted)
[Special feature 2] For graphic designers
who have celebrated their 2004th year of binding A popular project that introduces "bindings that interest you this year".
Selected by: Bunpei Shiroi, Takanobu Kiniwa, Hisako Tanaka, Naoko Nakui, Ami Narihara, Miyuki Nonaka, Isao Mitobe, Michiyo Miyako, Keita Mori, Hidenori Yoshioka (honorific titles omitted)
<Special Talk 1> "Various bindings, their production Behind the scenes "
Albireo (Makiko Nishimura + Mutsuko Kusagi) + Asami Sato + Chikako Suzuki (honorific title omitted)
<Special talk 2>" Binding seen from the place where the book is delivered "