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~1,300 individual volumes, ~80,000 images, 8 years


Happy New Year!

Happy new year everyone!


New Five Star Stories Books!

This is another cool large-format book from Nagano's earlier career. I love his watercolor works and this book even contains one of the art pieces that I've been looking for since I got a poor copy in one of the english-translated volumes of the manga. This book primarily focuses on the Jagd Mirage (Twin Tower), with some other information on Ballance and others.

 Twin Tower - Mamoru Nagano

This is a small letter/A4 calendar that mainly reuses art from the other artbooks.

Mamoru Mania - The Majestic Stand - 2001 Calendar

p.s.- Still scanning PSO2 Ep1&2, it's a damned huge book though. About 2/3rds through.


Did we go overboard?


Tasks still in queue:
Rebuild all posts with new repository addresses

Books still in queue:

Phantasy Star Online 2 - Episode 1&2 Materials Collection [scan 40% complete]
25th Anniversary - Phantasy Star Visual Collection
Variable Fighter Master File - VF-0 Phoenix
Analoghack - open-resource project [redjuice]
Redbox - redjuice artbook 2007-2013 works

New books!:

15th Anniversary Phantasy Star Online Visual Chronicles 
Basic Art of The Five Star Stories - Dragon Klien
Five Star Stories - Volume 11 (JP)
Five Star Stories - Volume 12 (JP)
Five Star Stories - Volume 13 (JP)
Knight Flags
Mamoru Mania 2001 Calendar (already scanned online, poorly)
This is Animation - Macross Plus (already scanned by archive-scans)
Turn A Gundam - The Memory of the Second Wind - Art Book Vol.2 (already scanned online)
Twin Tower
Valkyries - The Third Sortie
Variable Fighter Master File - VF-22 Sturmvogel


'A Distant Weebing in the Night''

Hello everyone!

Getting ready for my trip back home right now. Had a wonderful time in Japan, found a load of cool books (FSS mainly) and happened to find a PSO2 cafe! I'll have a load of work to do on the site till the end of the year.

Just remember, even if it's slow I have NO intention of closing the site.

See you soon!



Hello there!

Things are happening in my life that are making it a bit difficult to keep regularly updating here, namely having to change jobs again and getting married. I HAVE NO PLANS TO SHUT ARCHIVE DOWN, though I do plan on going on hiatus for a few months.
I will continue to scrape books for the site (and please continue to send leads for them, thanks everyone!) but I have no idea how often updates will be made.

All content will stay online. Right now the Magnet Links and the Amazon Cloud repository for torrents are what are working, and the Amazon batch is the best source. Torcache is dead and I'll replace the links at some point.

I have a few books now that are next for the scanner:
    Phantasy Star Online 2 - Episode 1&2 Materials Collection [scan 40% complete]
    25th Anniversary - Phantasy Star Visual Collection
    Variable Fighter Master File - VF-0 Phoenix
    Analoghack - open-resource project [redjuice]
    Redbox - redjuice artbook 2007-2013 works

Future plans: As I have stated, I'm still thinking of working on getting the last few books of Five Star Stories translated maybe early next year. I'm also thinking of holding a book sale, my shelves are getting rather packed. This might be in the fall.
I'm also planning to go on a trip to Japan in a few months, likely I'll be able to find a nice batch of books there to add to the queue.

I'm sorry that Archive Scans hasn't been as active in the last few years as it was in the beginning, I want to continue working on the site but don't have as much time as I used to have. I'll post when I can with updates but I don't think a lot will happen until I can better focus my attention in late November. It'll be about the 8th anniversary of Archive Scans and, goddamn, that's a long time for me.
Feel free to comment or email me.

I'll see you when I see you.




As you might've seen at the top of the site, I'm working on the server/torrents. Bear with me, all of the torrents will be taken offline and replaced. That means I have to edit or delete&repost all content on the site.


Infinite-Emission #02 - Chocolate Shop

Infinite-Emission #02 - Chocolate Shop
(WARNING- Contains some nudity)

[repost, to make the bulk pack rebuild work]


Current book queue, possible project

Hello everyone!

I've started the scan of my copy of 'Phantasy Star Online 2 - Episode 1&2 Materials Collection' but it's some 380 pages long so it's going to take some time. I also have a copy of '25th Anniversary Phantasy Star Visual Chronicle' on it's way via slow shipping. These will be the next two books to get scanned and posted, aside from the various things I find online.

I've also been thinking on starting a project this winter. I'm considering getting vols 11 through 13 of The Five Star Stories translated, more on that as I figure things out.

Also, for general information: The server is currently housing 225gb of artbooks for the site. I'd guess that there's more than 350 individual volumes up now, quite a change from the early days of the site.

As always, thank you to everyone that's helped out with the site. Weather that's sending books, links, leaving comments or helping seed, I thank you.


Haruhiko Mikimoto Roman Album Special

Another of Boinger's wonderful books!

From Macrossworld: "Showcasing Mikimoto's work he did for Macross & Orguss related magazine covers/articles, books, videos, posters, cards, and LP's. Also has some pictures of his original characters. Character sketches finish this wonderful book."

I love watercolor art like this, I wish it was still done as much as it used to be.

Haruhiko Mikimoto Roman Album Special


Neon Genesis Evangelion Book Pack - 7-1-2016

Neon Genesis Evangelion - 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance Storyboards A+B

Neon Genesis Evangelion - 2015 The Last Year of Ryoji Kaji

 Neon Genesis Evangelion - Chronicle [Volumes 01-30]

Neon Genesis Evangelion - Nerv White Papers RPG

Neon Genesis Evangelion Book Pack - 7-1-2016


Wonder Art - Takani Style

Thanks to Boinger again for allowing me to share these wonderful books of theirs!

From's description page: "Art book featuring the work of Yoshiyuki Takani, famed for his box art on the original Arii, Imai and Nichimo Macross model kits from the '80s. Includes 13 pages of full-color Macross art. Also features full-color artwork from Gundam, Xabungle, Dunbine, L-Gaim, Orguss, Zoids, Nausica and also military box art. Highly recommended!"

Wonder Art - Takani Style


F.S.S. Designs 5 - LITTER.pict

Another great designs book by Mamoru Nagano. This one is smaller (page count and physical size) than the other 4 books but it's still packed with art. Focusing more on characters this time (only a few pages with MH/GTM art) and it includes the 'FSS School Designs' content.

F.S.S. Designs 5 - LITTER.pict


Super Robot Wars Pack - 4-30-2016

Dengeki Super Robot Wars Spirits - 2013 Autumn

Dengeki Super Robot Wars Spirits - 2013 Spring

Dengeki Super Robot Wars Spirits - 2015 Spring

Super Robot Operation 01

Super Robot Wars Original Generation Artbook

Super Robot Wars Pack - 4-30-2016


Gundam Pack - 4/18/2016

Mobile Suit Gundam 0083 - With Pantom Bullets

Mobile Suit Gundam - MSV-R 1 to 5

Mobile Suit Archive - MSN-06S Sinanju

Gundam Pack - 4/18/2016



I've added a link to a rar pack of all torrent files to this date. Most should work, there might be a few test ones or now invalid ones but they should be easy to pass by.

The link is on the sidebar on the right-hand side of the site--------------->

Misc Book Pack - 4-11-2016

XenobladeX The Secret File - Art of MIRA

Kanetake Ebikawa - Design Works

Infinite-Emission #02 - Chocolate Shop
(WARNING- Contains some nudity)

Misc Book Pack - 4-11-2016


Not dead! (Again!)

Hey there, everyone.

I'm not dead. The past few months have been a bit rough; holidays/family, then work turning into a tire fire. It's a bit better now and I'm hoping to resume scanning fairly soon.

See you later

Gundam Pack 3-26-2016

Reconpedia in G - Gundam Reconguista in G Special Booklet

Master File Mobile Suit - RX-0 Unicorn Gundam

Gundam Reconguista in G - Official Guidebook

Great Mechanics G - Autumn 2015

Great Mechanics - Transformable Type MS & MA

[Kuramochi Zukan] Nostalgic Fiction Gundam Beast - Collection

Gundam Pack 3-26-2016

The Gundam Perfect File - Complete (1-180, extras)

I believe this is a complete set of the Gundam Perfect File, including the binder and separators.

WARNING-  This torrent is 31gb

The Gundam Perfect File - Complete (1-180, extras)