Just picked up Fan, and I'm sorry to say that things have been a false alarm. As Yamamoto stated on his Twitter today, this PKSP revival on Fan was just a 'petite' one, and we basically get two pages, one showing the steps in creating a full coloured picture featured as the 'poster' of this issue (honestly, it's just one of those folded coloured pages at the beginning of these magazines). On the second page, Yamamoto teaches us how to draw Rowlet. Fan also features the very first S/M chapter, which has been collected in mini-volume form already.
I've scanned both pages since that's really all we get. Did a little bit of cleaning of the 'poster' since the fold marks over Moon's face irritated me.
- The rough sketches
, step by step leading to the 'poster
- 'How to draw Rowlet
', starting with a split apple, adding seeds, let the seed sprout into leaves, put the 'apple' in a cup, pair it with peach (belly), add two forks (legs) so you can share with your friend. Turn it over and it's ready to eat. Great.
And a slightly cleaned up PNG
of the 'poster'.
I cannot find any indication that future Fan will resume serializing PKSP. This seems like a one-off thing. I hope I'm not the only one disappointed for the false hype. As nice as the poster is, it is honestly the only page I cared for in the whole magazine. The rest covers known game news, a bit of new upcoming anime news, and merchandise news which are not hard to find online. Sometimes I do wonder how these magazines survive when they are simply printing news that are readily available on the web for free. Granted, this is the first Fan I got since PKSP stopped serializing. Ironically, it's now more expensive than when it carried PKSP.