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Happy Birthday!

I didn't miss the anniversary of the opening of the site this year, yay! We've not had more than a (relatively minor) interruption with media hosting. For a hobby project I consider that pretty good!

First off I'd like to thank Falldog at Otaku Revolution for graciously providing massive amounts of great hosting to me. It's never gone down and always seems to be quite snappy.

Next I'd like to thank all the people who've sent in books and other content; a few incredible publications have come up seemingly from nowhere thanks to these great people.

Lastly, all of the people who've posted comments, emailed me or spread word about the site. Without you all I'd have lost the motivation to keep this place going long, long ago.

Here's to the years, and books, ahead!

-To business

Regarding the drawing, I've only gotten 6 or so emails so far. Come on, email me at and enter the drawing! (see comments for details)

Also, according to the poll I had up there is some interest in the 3 Pern books I've got: Atlas of Pern, Dragonrider's Guide to Pern and People of Pern. The first two are in very poor shape though. Questions or comments welcome.

As to the current scan queue, I'm pretty low on fresh books right now, save for about 3 or so, this means rescans will be more common and this will likely be the focus of another poll soon.

I've been asked about donations as well. I've never set anything up to this point, don't send money to anyone without emailing me, I don't want your money disappearing. Since I don't really have any costs associated with the site (save for the books themselves) I'm not quite sure how to go about this. Again, questions or comments welcome.

Yay text!


Xenosaga Episode I - Der Wille zur Macht - Official Design Materials

If the page numbers are off I apologize, I got this from a pack that had messed up file names.

Xenosaga Episode I - Der Wille zur Macht - Official Design Materials


Archive Scans's 3rd Birthday Drawing

Hey there everyone! archive-scans' birthday is coming up on the 18th of October and I've decided to do something special, a drawing for some professionally done prints. Send an email to and you'll be entered in the drawing. For 3 lucky readers I'll have a print made from any book scan I've done and shipped to you (see comment for details). I'm going to accept entries till the end of the month so there's no great rush. Good luck!


Shoji Kawamori's Macross Design Works

This book is chock-full of Valkyrie art from all of Macross up to Macross M-3. About all of the art focuses on Valkyries save for a bit of art for the Zentreadi designs from SDF Macross. A great book for fans of Macross, mecha in general or even mechanical enthusiasts.

Shoji Kawamori's Macross Design Works [2011 rescan]