DO WANT. It’s cheaper on YesAsia, but I’ll wait for my Persona 4 Official Design Works to arrive first. Damn they are slow. I placed the order on September 9th, but it didn’t ship until 09/18. I get it that they have to wait for stock and all, but this slow shipping is killing me. It’s a good thing it’s free, because I am never paying for shipping this slow. I don’t think even HLJ shipped this slowly. Play-Asia has probably the fastest shipping I’ve experienced, but that price…It costs almost 10 bucks to ship the artbook! I guess I’m fine with YesAsia until they prove themselves to be horrible, since I’m in no hurry to get it.
Anyways, this artbook features high quality art from Shigenori Soejima, the character artist for Persona 3 and 4. I haven’t seen scans yet (don’t wanna see scans if I’ve already decided to buy it), but the few full CG arts shown at the beginning of P3 Official Design Works already has it going for him. If you’ve played P3 or 4, you’d probably already know that this guy’s art is very, very good.
Seeing as how the artbook is backordered on Play-Asia, it can wait. I don’t think it’ll be out of print anytime soon. At least YesAsia seems to have plenty of stock. I might want to order something else I want in this shipment too, since YesAsia has free shipping for $39+, and they are slow as hell. Maybe a bargain version of a Japanese game? Although I shouldn’t be buying more games since I’ve got Z.H.P. on the horizon and Etrian Odyssey III to play right now.
Self-restraint is difficult after all. At least I’ve calmed down on buying games, since I’ve got EO3, Mana-Khemia 2 and a whole bunch of other stuff. Plus, what’s playing a Persona game without playing NG+? NONEXISTANT! Yeah, so P4 is still on my to-play list. P3P is also lasting me on the PSP scene until Zettai Hero Project. After the game-buying craze, now it’s artbooks and merchandise. I’m starting to understand the female classmates who go shopping every other weekend XD I sure envy Nagi Sanzennin now. Being able to buy countless items off Amazon and NEVER notice the price? Perfect life.