This is the most dangerous news news I’ve read in weeks. Everyone’s favourite drill-piercing anime from the 2000s is getting a new 488-page art book with over 350 illustrations. It has all the CD and DVD covers, character designs, image boards, and those that made it into anime magazines like Newtype.

Cover of the new official archive art book... cries in wallet!

It’s available for pre-order on the Anime Style Online Shop, and Amazon Japan, to be shipped on the 10th of August this year. Remember when anime figs were released a short time after pre-orders too, and not five hundred years later!?

I blogged obsessively about this series a decade ago. There’s a reason anime fans consider it a seminal work!