Here’s the cover for Yokaiden volume 2:
Release date: November 24, 2009
For this cover I aimed to have a nice shot of Hamachi, Lumi and the umbrella ghost and show off their unmistakable silhouettes — hence the backlighting.
It actually came back purple at first (the spine, back cover and title) but I asked Del Rey to change it to the same green used in volume 2. I know many people prefer it when different volumes of the same series all have the same spine colour, and more importantly, Yokaiden‘s green spine stands out significantly in book stores when sandwiched between Yakitate! Japan and Yozakura Quartet. No wait, I guess Yokai Doctor is now the title right next to Yokaiden… Anyway, those titles have black and white spines. I can spot my own comic straight away in a bookstore thanks to its unique colour.