Riccardo Minetti's concept and Anna Lazzarini's artwork form a superb combination in this comic-book stylized tarot deck. If you can get past the name of this deck, you will be rewarded with an original deck of the Rider-Waite-Smith(RWS) Tarot's tradition. This deck may have been drawn in a manga style, but these are not your usual Big Eyes, Small Mouths characters.
This deck have several traits that I found appealing. First, some of the cards have been renamed:
The Magician --> The Sorceress
The High Priestess --> The Priest
The Empress --> The Emperor
The Emperor --> The Empress
The Hierophant --> The Priestess
Wheel of Fortune --> The Wheel
The Hanged Man --> The Hanged Woman
The Star --> The Stars
This is because of the swapping of traditional male and female roles throughout the Major Arcana and the Court Cards. Also, the numbering of Strength and Justice had been swapped, following Thoth Tarot's tradition. Strength is 11 and Justice is 8.
The Court sort of follows Thoth's labeling, but the gender swapping continues on them.
Page --> Prince
Knight --> Princess
Queen --> King
King --> Queen
However, the artwork and interpretation is still akin to the RWS's tradition.
The artwork is original, deviating from the traditional rendering of the RWS's deck, but following its interpretation. The use of red, blue, green and yellow in backgrounds is interesting. Swords are bluish, Wands are redish, Coins are greenish, Cups are yellowish, and the Major Arcana are assorted with these. It is interesting to note that The Fool is grayed out.
In all this is a great deck for tarot collectors and manga fans. It comes in its own fitting box and includes the usual Little White Book.
Other decks by Anna Lazzarini:
Manga Mini Tarot
Lo Scarabeo Tarot Deluxe