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futurecode - postview

PostPosted: July 18th, 2006, 8:27 pm
by deoch
According to wani's site, they'll be releasing futurecode at comiket 70.

It's around 24 pages, thin paper+staple bound, 100% color, and hole punched. I assume it's meant to be a supplement to form code. It's bilingual like futurhythm, but the translation is a bit questionable... Two of the pages are dedicated to a kind of breakdown of the contents of form code. Two of the pages are a kind of mini discography of published works/robot. The rest are mostly just a collection of images of murata illustrations and goods. Most of the illustrations inside have already been seen.. though there are a few that I think are new. It's a pretty nice looking collection as a whole..
Wish there was more new material though.

Here's some samples.

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PostPosted: July 18th, 2006, 9:03 pm
by MrDisco
awesome! hopefully someone will have them for sale.

PostPosted: July 19th, 2006, 5:53 am
by shawn
Well, I thought that Formcode is a thick collection. Too thick that it damages some of the contents when shipped. Well, I don't have it yet, but if it's true, where the hell are we going to fit more stuff in the binder? Is it a good idea? :shock:

PostPosted: July 19th, 2006, 12:11 pm
by Ananke
Actually... Formcode is quite thinner than Futurhythm, so I think there's still quite a bit of room.

PostPosted: July 19th, 2006, 1:50 pm
by skicow
Very nice :)

I'm trying really hard to not start collecting Range's stuff but it's getting harder to keep the urge under control when I see such beautiful work.

PostPosted: July 19th, 2006, 3:59 pm
by shawn
skicow: It's very hard to try and stay away but once you start... you want every single publish and unpublish work of his. :cry:

Well, I did anyway. And I'm still getting nowhere close to complete collection and the older the releases the more lighter your wallet gets. :shock:

Oh, and I think clickstick has given up and is selling his collection... maybe for his own personal reason which I won't intrude.

Good luck holding back. :wink:

PostPosted: July 20th, 2006, 1:15 am
by mighty_vespa
shawn wrote:It's very hard to try and stay away but once you start... you want every single publish and unpublish work of his. :cry:


Yes. There's no denying that the temptation is STRONG, but I've found that it's easy to not give in. I've been quite satisfied just owning Murata's commercial artbooks. While some of them are investments in and of themselves, it's allowed me to collect books from the many other artists I love; especially, the one's I don't have books for yet.

PostPosted: July 20th, 2006, 6:15 am
by shawn
I'm going off-topic here but the reason I collect Murata is the way he design the books and doujin's. They are very fascinating and intriguing. It's very aesthetically appealing to me... well, some might argue that it might not be practical for daily handling and they are too delicate and flimsy. Well, you see he is an artist after all, so there.

Similar to an architect which is great in his vision of designing on plan but practically sometimes it's very hard or even impossible for the builder/contractor to carry out and make his design work. Some adjustments had to be done to fit.

I suppose since a flawed in design 'art book' is still an 'art book' nonetheless.

Do you see Jun Tsukasa or even Shirow do that? They just couldn't be bothered...

p.s. ok ok .... don't shoot me, don't shoot me. I'm sorry! :ase:

PostPosted: July 21st, 2006, 2:06 pm
by skicow
shawn wrote:I'm going off-topic here but the reason I collect Murata is the way he design the books and doujin's. They are very fascinating and intriguing. It's very aesthetically appealing to me... well, some might argue that it might not be practical for daily handling and they are too delicate and flimsy. Well, you see he is an artist after all, so there.

Similar to an architect which is great in his vision of designing on plan but practically sometimes it's very hard or even impossible for the builder/contractor to carry out and make his design work. Some adjustments had to be done to fit.

I suppose since a flawed in design 'art book' is still an 'art book' nonetheless.

Do you see Jun Tsukasa or even Shirow do that? They just couldn't be bothered...

p.s. ok ok .... don't shoot me, don't shoot me. I'm sorry! :ase:


From all I've read about Murata's collections they are very nice....The only Murata that I own is Robots 2, not really a Murata product since it's just the cover and inside front of the book....

I'm like you with Shirow - I have to have everything he has done. So I'm even more in trouble than you are since Shirow has probably done 3 times as much as Murata at the monent. :o my wallet is very light! :)

PostPosted: July 21st, 2006, 2:28 pm
by val
futurecode is a follow-up to formcode. It's a pre/post view. Whatever that means...

They will also release a preview book for Abe at the event. It's a preview of Yoshitoshi Abe's upcoming art book.

I don't know how much either will cost, but the items will be sold like prior Wani Comiket releases, so it may be expensive. They sold Kairakuten for 2600 yen, and it was just a brochure w/phone card. However, they sold Preview for 500 yen, so you never know.

The items will not be sold in stores though, so you need to find someone who will be at the event early enough to buy.

PostPosted: July 21st, 2006, 2:45 pm
by val
Wani will also sell a mini-robot book at the Comiket which will feature different artists from Robot.

PostPosted: July 21st, 2006, 2:50 pm
by val
Also, for Murata's book, I believe they're releasing this because they did not release a "preview" for formcode, like they did for Like A Balance Life or futurhythm. It will likely be the same as the futurhythm preview book, which was this book:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 6067046527

PostPosted: July 21st, 2006, 7:43 pm
by MrDisco
ok ZTers we need to find someone to attend Comiket to get us futurecode, tb 2006, and mini-robot!

PostPosted: July 21st, 2006, 9:32 pm
by val
shawn wrote:Well, I thought that Formcode is a thick collection. Too thick that it damages some of the contents when shipped. Well, I don't have it yet, but if it's true, where the hell are we going to fit more stuff in the binder? Is it a good idea? :shock:


formcode is thinner than futurhythm? That's a surprise. I thought it had more volume than futurhythm. Wani promotes it as having more content too.

The problem with formcode is the slip cover is too tight for the content, and the paper is too weak. I don't think you can add anything, at all, and still put the binder in the slip cover.

PostPosted: July 21st, 2006, 9:40 pm
by val
Actually, Formcode has 160 pages:
http://www.wani.com/shouhin_detail.php? ... code=60025

futurhythm had 120 pages.