Coming soon on the heels of the the first two DokiDoki releases, Living for Tomorrow and Brilliant Blue (Vol. 01) are set for release this May, and as with before, Digital Manga is offering some promos to go along with them. By simply purchasing the books (this includes in-store purchases) and filling out a survey, you’ll be sent a fukuseigenga, print-out copies of the original pages signed by the artist. The same offer was extended for the previously released Princess Princess + and Train*Train (Vol. 01). The fukuseigenga are pages from the books purchased.
I recieved my fukuseigenga in the mail from Digital Manga and I have to say its a really nice bonus to have, doubley so if you’re big fans of the artists (yay me!). I was actually surprised at how large they were. It’s the same size as the original manga-ka’s work and admittedly I keep taking time to stare at it. You can see where the artists’ lines stopped at the margins, see the marker strokes in the filled in areas and see the blue margins of the manga template paper it was drawn on. Though I know that manga is, of course artwork, it’s fun to stop and stare at it in a form that makes it feel more… real? Good wording fails me, but either way, I really like my fukuseigenga. And they have signatures on them too, extra bonus!
For the curious, here you can see a larger, uncropped photo of one of the fukuseigenga above, where I hope my thumb will act as better indication of their size.
Read the full press release.