We at Kaneko’s Crib Notes are positively giddy that we are able to bring you a Crib so fresh, its game of origin isn’t out of the oven quite yet. Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final’s version of Adramelech is a thing of beauty. Kaneko looked no further than to…oh, right, this one isn’t by Kaneko, but by current Maniacs Team artist Masayuki Doi. But any confusion is complimentary, as we believe Adramelech to be one of Doi’s finest demons so far, and every bit in the style of the Kaneko compendium.
As we were saying, Doi looked no further than to the Dictionnaire Infernal, the eternal occult wellspring, for inspiration. Louis Le Breton’s print of the demon anthropomorphizes features of mule and peacock in depicting a fallen angel with the relatively posh position of tailor of Hell. (Is he responsible for Lucifer’s wardrobe malfunction in SMTIV?) Like many of Kaneko’s designs before him, Doi took a conservative approach with Adramelech, using the Le Breton version as a model from plumage to posture to headdress, but not without appropriate cosmetic embellishments like lipstick and mascara befitting a demon whose job requires fashion sense and looking fab.
A noticeable difference is the object held in the left hand: Le Breton’s grasps a kind of eyeglass, presumably to aid in tailoring; Doi’s holds what could be a warming pan with coals. But that matters little. Any way you look at him, Adramelech is pure chic–and we are absolutely smitten. May there be many Doi’s Crib Notes of this caliber to come!
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #278 SONIC’s planet-wide chase CONTINUES!”Face of the Enemy” Part One: Sonic, Antoine and Big head to Shamar to rescue another Gaia Key Guardian! They’re calling in the reinforcements and getting some help from the local Freedom Fighters-but will that really be enough to get past the fearsome Egg Army? Then, in “Hidden Costs” Part Two: Get ringside seats to Bunnie vs. Cassia. It’s the can’t-miss Cyborg fight of the century! Featuring cover art by jamming Jamal Peppers and a “Maniacal” variant By CG artist Rafa Knight! Script: Ian Flynn, Aleah Baker Art: Adam Bryce Thomas, Evan Stanley, Terry Austin, John Workman & Gabriel Cassata Sonic the Hedgehog #278 CVR A Reg: Jamal Peppers, Terry Austin, Elaina Unger Sonic the Hedgehog #278 CVR B Variant: Rafa Knight On Sale Date: 11/18 32-page, full color comic $3.99 U.S.
I have never received so many compliments about both me and my art in such a short time before!!! REALLY!!! This is amazing, thank you so much everyone! I really never thought I’d ever inspire anyone with my art and then here I am being told that I am! It’s like a dream come true! I am so grateful to you all! I’m so grateful that my art is liked/loved enough to just kaj;sldkfjas;dlkfasj;d thank you thank you thank you I love you all!!! My heart is just racing right now~!!!
Sorry the picture is so crappy, I did it really quickly! QAQ