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[Book] Spotlight – Ensemble Stars Official Visual Fanbook

In commemoration for Enstars 1st Anniversary, they are releasing a visual fanbook! (Possibly something close to an artbook) The book will release on the 30th of June, which is just a few days from now, and will go on for sale at 3,500 yen (3,780 yen with tax). I’m just gonna run down with some of the stuff I know. Shopping links are found below!


Originally set to release in May, this fanbook was delayed by a month or so, prolly to put in those final touches (prolly to put in content for Mika and Shu maybe). Its a ‘visual fanbook’ so it’ll be more focused on the visual aspects and prolly less stuff like walls of text and stuff. Something for the fans to enjoy.

The contents will include things like illustrations used for promotional things, merchandise, and CD covers for the unit CDs etc. There will also be personal data on idols (maybe some new info), CGs of gachas and event from the start of the game in April 2015 until March 2016. Pretty much everything a fan could ever want to remember the year gone by.

During the first Ensemble Studio stream (a monthly stream hosted by Leo’s voice actor, Shintaro Asanuma), Shintaro showed off the contents of the book tho he had to do it really quickly so HappyEle-san doesn’t get angry that they took their time showing off.

Just for a second I think I saw character pages, so like each page is dedicated to each character. Hopefully theres some rough sketches and drafts of character designs in this too because I live for that kind of stuff. I just love seeing the process of character design so if this book has it then thats an added bonus for me lol.

Anyway, onto Limited Sets and Store Benefits. For a few more of your moneys you can get special bonuses with your purchases, however this is only limited to residents in Japan you can still bypass it by using either proxy services that shop & ship for you at a price or forwarding services where you purchase the item and ship it to their address in Japan and they ship it to you.

Animate’s limited set includes 4 badges of Mao, Makoto, Subaru and Hokuto using the visuals of the fanbook cover (as shown above) for ¥4,500 plus tax. Ebten’s limited set you will get the choice to choose 1 out of the 8 units for a unit’s character messages and signatures. Sadly Valkyrie doesn’t have one. The messages and signatures will be on a 27.2 x 24.2cm colored paper and this set will cost you about¥4,580 plus tax.

Store bonuses are: A bromide from Stellaworth, postcard from Toranoana, and Clearfile from Animega. Examples are shown below.

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I’ll try to buy the ebten limited set because I want to have my UNDEAD crew’s signatures and messages. I haven’t shopped there before but theres a first for everything. I hoped this post piqued anyone’s interest just a bit for this fanbook. Of course I’ll do a little review on it once it arrives. Until then, thanks for reading!

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Shopping Links:

Enstars Official Visual Fanbook

Release: 30th June 2016

¥ 3,500 + tax

CD Japan | Animate | ebten | Amazon Japan

HMV

*{Stellaworth | Toranoana | Animega}*

Enstars Official Visual Fanbook

Animate Limited Set

¥ 4,500 + ¥ 3,60 tax

Animate

Enstars Official Visual Fanbook

ebten Set – Trickstar Ver.

¥ 4,580

ebten

Enstars Official Visual Fanbook

ebten Set – fine Ver.

¥ 4,580

ebten

Enstars Official Visual Fanbook

ebten Set – UNDEAD Ver.

¥ 4,580

ebten

Enstars Official Visual Fanbook

ebten Set – Knights Ver.

¥ 4,580

ebten

Enstars Official Visual Fanbook

ebten Set – Ryuseitai Ver.

¥ 4,580

ebten

Enstars Official Visual Fanbook

ebten Set – Ra*bits Ver.

¥ 4,580

ebten

Enstars Official Visual Fanbook

ebten Set – 2wink Ver.

¥ 4,580

ebten

Enstars Official Visual Fanbook

ebten Set – Akatsuki Ver.

¥ 4,580

ebten

» Note: CD Japan ships outside of Japan therefore you don’t have to pay extra tax

» I’m sure HMV ships outside Japan too, the other shopping options are mainly shipped within Japan

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