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Old 07-11-2020, 02:02 AM   #1
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Hi Folks;

I've started to take a keener interest in the artwork of some shows, to the point I'm starting to track down associated art books.

I've discovered I am certainly developing a preferred taste for some art styles, as they just illicit the right emotions when I see them and when they also pay significant compliment to the story-line as well, then that's a winner.

I have a few already (will post later) but I have the following in mind;

I love the Vamp D artist Yoshitaka Amano, who illustrates the novels.
The artist for the manga Saiko Takaki is excellent as well, I just have a preference.
So, I'm ordering this;

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The price is pretty good at Amz.com, (3rd party sellers), less than $40Usd avg.

I also have strong interest in the SBY 2199 artbooks, principally the technical drawings, which are a tad pricey for some but are also rather large, so no doubt worth it.

I could rattle off a few more but I'd be keen to hear some recommendations from you very knowledgeable folk regarding some faves.

Please post pics (and if possible ) links my friends.
Cheers!

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Old 07-11-2020, 02:09 AM   #2
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Der Mond Art Of Neon Genesis Evangelion is a great book for Eva and Sadamoto fans

My personal favorite is the long OOP Madoka by Akemi Takada
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Old 07-11-2020, 02:15 AM   #3
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Thanks very much for posting kk1.

Now see, that's what I'm talking about. That Madoka by Akemi Takada is hot chocolate sauce on chocolate mousse with chocolate sprinkles.
Gorgeous art!
Sigh, had to pick one outta print did ya buddy?

Heh.

Yes! Evangelion, good call!

A few more if you please?
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Old 07-11-2020, 03:16 AM   #4
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Just ordered this from Amz.ca;

The Art of Junji Ito: Twisted Visions Hardcover ( $37Cdn)

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I've always been fond of Ito's bizarre style.
This HC just came out in Apr this year so should not be hard to get.
Amz.com has it for about $26Usd.

Edit: also ordered the Amano book mentioned in 1st post. (Amz.com: $37Usd +$17 ship)

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Old 02-06-2021, 02:46 PM   #5
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Highly recommend the following two, both are still in print, have a domestic release and are available at Rightstuf:

Keito Koume Spice And Wolf The Tenth Year Calvados Illustrations




blanc et noir Takeshi Obata Illustrations

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Time to commit some light necromancy. I’ve been jumping into art book collecting recently, because I obviously have too many hobbies already and I can’t juggle them all already. I’ve mostly been picking up releases from PIE International and have been immensely pleased with the level of quality of each book. RightStuf has, within the past couple of months or so, been adding books from them. I can’t recommend them enough. Such amazing value for the price.

I’ve picked up their Aphrodisiacs The Work of Ayumi Kaisai (this one is explicit), Boys Illustrations Inspired By The Night Parade of One Hundred Demons, Best of Bishonen and Honojiro Towoji Illustration Works so far. And I’ve got another 4 books on preorder from them. I may grab a couple more before then. All from PIE.

I’ve been hesitant to buy art books from US publishers because I feel like they’d cut corners and use cheap paper and it wouldn’t be quite as nice as the Japanese releases. Like, I’m considering some from Yen and Viz but I’m not quite there. There’s a lot of art books to acquire until I’m at that point. It’s a lot of trial and error pruning my wish list down but it’s fun and I really enjoy discovering and broadening my horizons.
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Time to commit some light necromancy. Iíve been jumping into art book collecting recently, because I obviously have too many hobbies already and I canít juggle them all already. Iíve mostly been picking up releases from PIE International and have been immensely pleased with the level of quality of each book. RightStuf has, within the past couple of months or so, been adding books from them. I canít recommend them enough. Such amazing value for the price.

Iíve picked up their Aphrodisiacs The Work of Ayumi Kaisai (this one is explicit), Boys Illustrations Inspired By The Night Parade of One Hundred Demons, Best of Bishonen and Honojiro Towoji Illustration Works so far. And Iíve got another 4 books on preorder from them. I may grab a couple more before then. All from PIE.

Iíve been hesitant to buy art books from US publishers because I feel like theyíd cut corners and use cheap paper and it wouldnít be quite as nice as the Japanese releases. Like, Iím considering some from Yen and Viz but Iím not quite there. Thereís a lot of art books to acquire until Iím at that point. Itís a lot of trial and error pruning my wish list down but itís fun and I really enjoy discovering and broadening my horizons.
Not really a fan of the content matter but the art in Aphrodisiacs The Work of Ayumi Kaisai is something to behold.

As far as your concern about quality, recommend checking amazon for reviews or youtube for high-res book flipping vids. Personally the only bad quality release I've come across was Ghost in the Shell README: 1995-2017 by Kodansha USA. It's OOP now but has extremely thin paper stock.

Also something to note is that art books can go OOP like any other physical release. Some publishers do a better job than others to keep their books in print but something to keep in mind.
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