Review: SUPER SONICO 10th Anniversary Another Creator Visual Fanbook

By popular demand (thank you IG friends), here’s the better-late-than-never artbook review of the “SUPER SONICO 10th Anniversary Another Creator Visual Fanbook“.

Fanbook Cover

This is the second Sonico fanbook published by Toranoana. The first one, SUPER SONICO Visual Fanbook vol. 1, was put out in December 2011 and came in regular (¥1143) and bonus (¥1905) versions. The bonus version came with a paper book sleeve, mousepad, and a “love note” from Sonico.

2017 Visual Fanbook next to 2011 Visual Fanbook

This book however, doesn’t have any special features besides being hardcover with a dust jacket. Physically, the book is solid quality.

Back cover

Actual cover inside dust jacket

Artist Index/Table of contents

So, about the contents. The bottom line is they’re ace. You get a healthy mix of:

Sonicos based on existing designs

New Sonicos

Scantily clad sonicos

Sayori!

Favorite.

Covered-up Sonicos

Summer Sonicos

Sweaty Sonicos

Cool ‘n’ cozy Sonicos

Pastel Sonicos

Shy Sonicos

Bold Sonicos

Slender Sonicos

EXTRA THICC Sonicos

And, even broken spine Sonicos!

Final verdict? Despite the original visual fanbook coming with a bonus edition, this book is still the better buy. The first VFB focused solely on summer/bikini Sonico fanart, whereas this one is more rounded and carries a much better variety of content. If you have to choose between the two I would definitely recommend this, but if you’re a hardcore Sonico fan… you already have both, don’t you?

Purchase info:
Toranoana ¥2000 // ON SALE October 2017
Available and well-stocked at the time of this post.
If sold out, Mandarake or Suruga-ya are recommended.

My two-cent review of Red Velvet’s “Perfect Velvet”

As the title states.

Peek-a-boo: Totally a bop. You either like it or you’re gonna like it later.
Look: At first I was like damn, we doing synth? But this track is actually lit.
I Just: Took time to grow on me, but it did. (See: Peek-a-boo.) Interesting to hear RV take on a breakup song for once.
Kingdom Come: 10/10 right here. One of the best on the album.
My Second Date: Not too fond tbh. Cute lyrics, but a touch too Red for a Velvet-based album.
Attaboy: Also not crazy ’bout it. Neither beats nor their vocal skills are really put to shine here.
Perfect 10: If we’re dating and you don’t wanna slow grind to this, not only am I dismissing you, I’m waxing your edges off because clearly you don’t need them.
About Love: This is ridiculously sweet. A soft ‘n’ peppy love song to balance out the sultriness of “Perfect 10” and the stormy tone of “Kingdom Come”.
Moonlight Melody: I consider this the ‘cold weather’ counterpart of “Hear the Sea” from The Red Summer, which is a favorite. Perfect album closing, smooth like a lullaby.

Also:

Damn. I never said anything bad about Joy and I STILL take it back.