CARNELIAN's Benigyokuzui Vol. 30 is filled with all new illustrations and pays tribute to several recent anime series, including ones that are guy-centric. Released for Comiket 80, it includes fan arts from Blue Exorcist, Tiger & Bunny, No.6, [C] - Control, Mawaru Penguindrum and several more.
Benigyokuzui Vol. 30 is B5-sized and 28-pages including the covers. Msyu from [C] - Control graces the cover and first page, although the first page illustration is a color-isolated version of the cover. Aside from the first one though, all of the other finished illustrations in Benigyokuzui Vol. 30 are two-page spreads. Pictured above are fan arts of The World God Only Knows and Kamisama Dolls.
There are a lot more illustrations of male characters in Benigyokuzui Vol. 30, like Nezumi and Sion from No.6 as well as Kotetsu T. Kaburagi and Barnaby Brooks Jr. from Tiger & Bunny. Not pictured, but also in here are the boys from Uta no Prince-sama - Maji Love 1000%.
The final two-page spread is of Himari from Mawaru-Penguindrum, which is really well done. Benigyokuzui Vol. 30 was certainly more appealing than CARNELIAN's other summer release, Benigyokuzui Taiwan Version 02, in large part because there were so many new illustrations (that were more relevant to my interests ^^;). It's one of the better Benigyokuzui volumes, and I'd definitely recommend it if you can grab it for a good price ^^
- Title: Benigyokuzui Vol. 30
- タイトル: Benigyokuzui Vol. 30
- Pages: 28 (including covers)
- Release date: 08/14/2011
- Buy: eBay