Beauty and the Beast Social Link! Kannao Anthology


Sometimes it seems like romance, sometimes it doesn’t… Kannao stories ranging from heartwarming to gags to serious and more – enjoy them all!

  • A5
  • 140 pages + 4 full-color illustrations
  • Offset printing
  • For all ages

This is a Japanese Persona 4 Kanji+Naoto/Kannao anthology that will be debuting at Super Comic City in Japan this May.

It features comics, color illustrations, and novels from 16 different contributors, and our very own @krisrix was lucky enough to also be involved, along with fellow Kannao lover, @hanuwabbit!

Both @krisrix and @hanuwabbit contributed 12 page stories and color illustrations!


  • The anthology is entirely in Japanese
  • The copies are being printed in Japan, then sent to us, and then to you; as such, it will take some time to be delivered. Estimated delivery is June.
  • None of the novelty goods will be included
  • Due to the nature of the preorder, we CANNOT accept orders after the cut-off date. If you miss out on the preorder, you will need to purchase the book directly from Japan.

Please see the Japanese information page for larger previews and the full contributor list: http://www.sayama-gumi.com/KannaoPetit/special.html

WOO~~~ It’s official, 😀 I am so beyond excited to have been a part of this amazing project!

Please preorder and signal boost, because the cut off is April 30th! After that, I won’t be able to get you a copy!

Our awesome graphics team @ateliermuse worked on this cute fan anthology for Persona 4, which totally deserves a signal boost! Intercontinental comics cooperation, go!

Spread the word and remember that there is a hard cutoff of April 30th for orders! ❤

Okay, I have completely fallen in love with the work of Kasamatsu Shiro.

Each of his prints captures so much about the scene it depicts; you can totally feel the temperature and humidity of the air, hear the sounds of rain or waves or crunching leaves or thick and muffling snow, even almost catch the movement of the people inside. They’re so real and snapshot-like that I actually keep forgetting they’re not photographs – not because they’re photo-realistic (although man, check out that detail), but because they are so incredibly evocative that you sort of feel like you’re there. Looking at his work feels like traveling through time and space, where fortunately no one can see you, sitting there, watching the world go by.

– Spring Rain (1935)
– The Sea of Echigo (1957)
– House at Ontake (1954)
– Mt. Fuji from Yoshida (1958)
– Shibu Hostpring, Nagano (1948)
– Shinbashi in Rain (1935)
– Morning Waves (1956)


Shiro Kasamatsu – Night in Summer (1957)

Ahh man, this is so evocative! I can just hear the fireworks and the rice paddy frogs, and feel the warm night air (and maybe some mosquitoes). 

I love how this was done in 1957, but is so timeless. It could almost just as easily be fifty years back or forwards… I’m not actually a person who puts much up on their walls, but I think I’d put up a print of this. 


Look at these goofballs!  From the same Flickr owner of the bathing suit set I blogged earlier, there are lots of photos to go through.  And who doesn’t like old-time fun? Check out more!

Love this!! There are so many carefully posed old-timey photos out there that you sort of forget that kids will always be kids and just because you lived a century ago doesn’t mean you didn’t know how to have fun. 

That girl on the left especially, argh! 元気な女の子ですよね! She’s so bright and lively and clearly having an awesome day, it hits me right in the happy. I taught in Japan for a while and it’s really cool to see that the grandparents and great-grandparents of my students were every bit as fun and crazy as they are ^_^