Fans of Japanese shoot'em up artwork, particularly those of Cave, Softbank Creative has put out a new 160-page, full-color art book featuring illustrations from the manic shooter publisher's recent titles in Japan this week.

Cave Shooting Artworks Book includes plent of artwork from the company's properties including DeathSmiles, Guwange, Espgaluda, Pink Sweets, Muchi-Muci Pork, Mushihime-sama, Ketsui, Akai Katana, and many others.

While the book is only available in Japan and unlikely to see a Westen edition, it apparently has very little Japanese text, and you can already procure a copy from Tokyo SHMUPS! for $48 (click the Other Shmup-related Items link on the left).

[Via Shmups Forum]