Barrage – Rei Hiroe Artworks
Barrage is a collection with artworks by Rei Hiroe, who is best known for his still-running popular manga, Black Lagoon, which also earned an anime adaptation divided into 2 seasons. Besides Black Lagoon, Rei Hiroe also created other small manga, several NSFW doujinshi and created the concept and character designs of the anime Re:Creators.
Rei Hiroe's has a great artstyle for drawing women, they all look mature, very badass and nicely drawn. However Black Lagoon, being his most famous work, has not many artworks; there's only approx. 27 pages. Other artwork that you will find in the art book is from his other series and other franchises like Fate/Stay Night. The last many pages of the art book (more than half!) is a complete manga (4 chapters) drawn by Hiroe Rei: Phantom bullet.
- Publish date
- February 20, 2007
- 168 pages
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As a result the art book is not really worth it if you want to buy it for Black Lagoon, it also feels really random to find Fate/Stay Night artwork; there should have been more artwork of Black Lagoon. Also having a complete manga in the artbook feels really lazy to fill up an art book, therefore there's not that many artwork, which is very unfortunate because his Rei Hiroe's artworks is really awesome.
Finally the retail price for the art book is 1950 yen (~18 dollars, ~16 euros), which is an okay price if you still want to support the author. Enjoy the photos and video: