Studio TRIGGER has announced that they will be restocking a previously exclusive SSSS.GRIDMAN creator’s art book. The book, titled “Special Signature to Save a Soul”, was initially distributed at Comiket 95 where it was sold out during the third day. It will be available for order from Studio TRIGGER’s Japanese online store from Friday, January 18th at 17:00 JST to Friday, January 25th at 17:00 JST. It will be priced at 1620 JPY (approx. 14.90 USD), which is the same as its original release. Orders are expected to dispatch in mid-February.
Not only is this book a fantastic sign off to SSSS.GRIDMAN, it is an absolute must-have for any Studio TRIGGER fan. In case the gorgeous cover art by Sakamoto Masaru didn’t clue you in, the book is filled to the brim with amazing artworks by many of the studio’s talented animators. This includes illustrations by series director Akira Amemiya, Hiroyuki Imaishi, Sushio, Yoh Yoshinari, Yusuke Yoshigaki, Shuhei Handa, Saito Kengo, Kai Ikarashi, Arai Hiroki, and many more. The book even features a work by in-between animator Akihiro Sato, who recently had the rare opportunity to star in one of TRIGGER’s Q&A sessions.
While it may be a tad difficult to pick up for anyone not in Japan due to national-only shipping, I would highly advise anyone who is after this book to try their best to pick it up during this order period if possible. After it’s initial run at Comiket 95, the resale price of the artbook was around 4 to 5 times higher than the original retail price. I personally saw a copy going for 5000 JPY, tax not included (in excess of 46 USD). That being said, if you can’t get your hands on it now, the restock has a chance to lower the aftermarket price, but there’s no guarantee that it will be readily available at any given time.
Orders will be available from the TRIGGER online store.