Alchemist no Fushigi na Ie (Alchemist's Mysterious House)



  • I found another amazing cover from Media Works Bunko that I HAD TO SHARE IT lol
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    I'm seriously weak against beautiful covers like these but what's more disastrous that Media Works Bunko is not only full of pretty covers but beautiful stories too.

    Title: Alchemist no Fushigi na Ie
    Eng lit. Alchemist's Mysterious House
    Publisher: Media Works Bunko
    Status: Complete (1 volume)
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    Synopsis:
    He taught me the importance of living—he who calls himself Alchemist.
    On the day she finished her middle school graduation ceremony, Kohaku tried to kill herself at a unique beach. The next thing she knew she regained consciousness only to see a man with huge body and red hair that she never met before. A man who has an innocent smile like a child.
    In confusion, she asked the man standing in front of her, "is this other world?".
    Kohaku ended up having a mysterious life with three people including a white-haired youth called "homunculus" that will gradually melt a stubborn heart...


    I think it will be a beautiful warm book with a bit of fantasy and drama about how wonderful living can be with amazing cover.


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    I guess I have to give this an upvote for the alchemist even if this doesn't seem to focus on alchemy based on the synopsis.


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    @bloodygaikotsu Sounds interesting, but you might want to fix a few things in your synopsis:

    • Is this the other world?
    • gies with name of → named “Homunculus”
    • dissolve a stubborn heart → I think 溶かしていく is better translated as melt (at least I hope so)

    Also, can you tell us how you really feel about that cover?



  • Raise your hand if you upvoted cause of the cover alone.



  • @jaquobus
    Tbh, I always keep editing my posts a lot cuz of typos and various instances of inadequate phrases... (So, thanks~)


    Well, for the cover, if you wanna hear my detailed opinion (which may bore you)...

    I just have this soft spot for such covers, they feel fragile and gentle—ephemeral enough that the artwork may fall apart if I look away.
    There are many artworks that give the same vibe among Media Works Bunko covers that's why I really enjoy looking through their catalog.
    There are many different techniques/styles/compositions that give me this "feeling" of ephemeral beauty, in this case is the light source; while it feel like it's engulfing our subject (the girl), it ain't strong enough to be just big ball of white.

    In other covers, it's when the shot is of a fallen character (usually long haired girl) that almost feel like she's falling outta frame.



  • @rahul-balaggan
    Pretty sure if we get these books printed and put them in a bookstore, they will just sell for the covers.



  • @sinnoaria
    So alchemy was your weak point, I need to use that more~