Think I first saw this on Akiba Blog and instantly thought "Mu! Must have!" from seeing all the lovely 2D girls inside.
The book includes a few lovely posters. Not sure what it is but girls in headphones look good.
The book features detailed reviews of headphones that are available on the market by many different manufacturers - with each one illustrated being worn by a cute 2D girlie.
Looks like a great collaboration piece to me - the makers probably pay for placements and the publisher sends pics of approved headphones to an illustrator. Illustrators are usually paid a flat fee for a single piece.
Artwork done for a specific purpose is called Kaki-oroshi [描き下し].
In my line of work (now and at Microsoft), I've seen rates for a single illustration ranging from 5000 yen (50 USD) to 100,000 yen (1000 USD).
I know there are many DC readers who do illustrations. Do you make pocket money from your work or make a living from it?
This girl is really sweet!
This is my fave girl in the book. Looks like Mio-chan. Gorgeous eyes. Will probably cut this leaf out and stick it on the wall.
How many of you put up posters? When I was a wee lad, I had a couple of posters up ^^;
Another cute girlie who reminds me of Negima. Hmmm. Zettai Ryoiki
Speaking of Zettai Ryouiki, J-list have this rather stylist T-shirt available for those who want to express how much they like that zone between where the stockings end and the bottom of the skirt starts.
Available now for 18.95 USD.