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Beautiful Scenes from a Fantasy World: Background Illustrations and Scenes from Anime and Manga Works

Everyday Scenes from a Parallel World: Background Illustrations and Scenes from Anime and Manga Works

OTOMO KATSUHIRO: 20 POSTERS  -Reprints of Classic Posters-

The Art of Shichigoro

THE ART OF POSUKA DEMIZU

MOMENTARY: The Art of Ilya Kuvshinov

CANNABIS WORKS 2 Tatsuyuki Tanaka Art Book

BEST OF BISHONEN: Most Updated Boys Illustrations from Japanese Comics and Games

Zawa-zawa: Treasured Art Works of Ashley Wood

MANGA DESIGN: Book Designs for Japanese Comic Books

PAREIDOLIA: A Retrospective of Beloved and New Works by James Jean

The Art of Grasshopper Manufacture: Complete Collection of SUDA51 - A Great Video Game Designer in Japan

More Heroes and Heroines: Japanese Video Game + Animation Illustration

GAKI: A Girl and Monsters' Night Parade

KATSUYA TERADA 10 TEN: 10 Years Retrospective

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Nov/2019 release Worldwide
ETERNAL: Ilya Kuvshinov Illustration Works
ETERNAL: Ilya Kuvshinov Illustration Works
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The second collection from Ilya Kuvshinov, the illustrator with magical colors

Following the worldwide success of Momentary (9784756248756), we are proud to present this second collection from Ilya Kuvshinov. This book collects popular artworks the artist posted on social media, which were created after Momentary was published. After the success of Momentary, Ilya has gained popularity and has done some exhibitions and commercial works. One of the most prestigious jobs Ilya was offered was as the character and visual designer for the anime Birthday Wonderland (directed by Keiichi Hara; Crayon Shin-chan series). This talented illustrator, who was influenced by many Japanese artists, now has 1.5 million followers worldwide on Instagram, and is established as an influencer of other illustrators around the world.

As in the previous title, this book uses special printing technology to reproduce the beautiful colors of Ilyas CG illustrations, enhancing the possibility of 4-color printing. Since social media is the main platform where Ilya presents the works, the previous book was in a square format. But this time, to have more variety and include illustrations that are not a square size, we have produced this book in a larger format.


[Artist bio]
Ghost in the Shell was Ilyas first encounter with Japanese Anime. This totally new experience, at the age of 6, gave Ilya a shock and made Ilya delve into the world of Anime and Manga. Ilya started learning how to draw from age 11 and studied architecture at University in Moscow. But in order to seek a career in a creative field, Ilya joined a game developing company. Then Ilya move on to work as a concept artist and a director at motion comic company and produced Anime-like motion pictures. At the same time Ilya started posting illustrations on social media. In 2014, Ilya decided to move to Japan to build a career in a country that he had long dreamed of working in. In 2016, Ilya published Momentary which became an instant bestseller and made his name in the industry.
Author : Ilya Kuvshinov
Size : 235 188mm/9.3 7.4"
Pages : 224Pages Full color
Binding : Softbound
Release Date : Nov/2019
Language : J/E bilingual
Publisher : PIE International
Price : $2,300.00
Asia and Australia Only
The Art of yoco: For Eternity and a Second
The Art of yoco: For Eternity and a Second
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Like a scene from a romance movie

yoco is an illustrator who has been doing illustrations for BL (Boys Love) novels. Right now yoco is one of the up-and-coming illustrators who is gaining popularity on Social Media and is highly praised among the BL community. This is his first commercial book collecting his past illustrations and adding some originals which are not to be missed. yocos illustrations are crystal-clearly beautiful as art, going beyond the level of standard BL illustrations.
Author : yoco
Size : 210148mm
Pages : 152 pages (1041 pages in color
Binding : Softbound
Release Date : Jun/2019
Language : Japanese
Publisher : PIE International
Price : $2,100.00
February 2020 release in the US / Europe
The Art of Munashichi
The Art of Munashichi
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Illustrated with overwhelming fineness, this is a world you wish you could visit

Munashichi is an illustrator who became popular drawing steampunk-like fantasy worlds with an overwhelming fineness and detail. Munashichi is well known in the anime and gaming industry for the concept design for the acclaimed video games Tales of Zestiriaand Tales of Berseria, the concept artwork for the anime television series Princess Principals, which was licensed by Sentai Filmworks in North America and MVM films in UK. Gigantic, sky-high buildings, deeply extended caverns, complexly crossed pipes, factory scenes, abandoned places and nostalgic townscapes are themes commonly seen in Munashichis illustrations. This book includes Munashichis past illustration works, concept images for games and anime series, original works and newly drawn illustrations just for this book.

This is a type of a book which you will always find something new every time you look back. Each illustration will tell you a different story. You will never want to come back from the world of Munashichi.

Author : Munashichi
Size : 257182mm
Pages : 224p (4C 200p)
Binding : Softbound
Release Date : May/2019
Language : J/E bilingual
Publisher : PIE International
Price : $2,200.00
Feb/2020 release in the US/Europe
PERSONA 5 the Animation Material Book
PERSONA 5 the Animation Material Book
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The long-awaited complete reference book of Persona 5: the Animation

Persona 5: the Animation is an anime television series produced by CloverWorks, a Japanese animation studio and a rebrand of A1 Pictures, renowned for making popular amine series such as Fairy Tail, The Promised Neverland, and Darling in the Franxx. the Animation is based on an internationally acclaimed role-playing video game Persona 5 which has sold over 2 million copies worldwide and a combined 9 million copies across all series.

This is a complete collection of material, giving fans detailed behind-the-scenes look at the developing artworks such as character profiles, props profiles, background designs and visual illustrations (including never-before-seen illustrations). The materials consists not only works from Persona 5: the Animation but also from the special episode Dark Sun, which was broadcasted in December 2018 and Stars and Ours, which was broadcasted in March 2019. Also includes an exclusive interview with the director Masashi Ishihama.

Not only fans of Persona series (both anime and games), animators and illustrators but also people who are interested in knowing what kind of materials are used to make anime and how the processes are developing will be intrigued by this book.
Author : PIE International (Editor)
Size : 257182mm
Pages : 272 Pages (Full Color)
Binding : Softbound
Release Date : May/2019
Language : English
Publisher : PIE International
Price : $2,600.00
Feb/2020 release in the US/Europe
B: The Beginning Artworks
B: The Beginning Artworks
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The ultimate must-have material book

We are proud to present this definitive art book of B the Beginning, a Japanese animation series produced by Production I.G and directed by Kazuto Nakazawa. Production I.G is most notable for creating an Anime series like Ghost in the Shell and Psycho-Path. B the Beginning was Nakazawas first full-length animation series and season one started on March 2018 on Netflix. This dream collaboration between Production I.G, Kazuto Nakazawa and Netflix was a big success and both Production I.G and Kazuto Nakazawa became hugely famous and established their brand internationally. This success boosted Production I.G and Kazuto Nakazawas popularity among international market and gained hardcore fans worldwide.
This book collects rare, never-before-seen production materials from B the Beginning, the first season, such as character model sheets, story boards, still images, rough background illustrations, and layout drawings, all of which will sure to be treasure trove for hardcore fans. The text is translated into English but the original Japanese handwriting (instructions) remain on the layout and story board.


[Promotion related to second season distribution and first season Blue-ray release]
-Second season will be distributed worldwide through Netflix from March 2019.
-Special teaser will premier in March.
-Blu-ray of the first season will be released on 26 April.
-To promote this Blu-ray release, a special viewing event will be held at a theater in Japan, showing all 12 episodes of season one over 2 days.

[Kazuto Nakazawa Profile]
A character designer and a director of Anime series, Kazuto Nakazawa is best known for the animation sequence of the movie Kill Bill directed by Quentin Tarantino, and also for character design for Samurai Champloo. He has also animated Linkin Parks song Breaking the Habit. He is the 2007 London International Award gold winner for Animation Cel category as the director of a Japanese commercial.
Author : Production I.G (Supervisor) / PIE International (Editor)
Size : 210197 mm (8.3 11.7 )
Pages : 192 Pages
Binding : Softbound
Release Date : May/2019
Language : English
Publisher : PIE International
Price : $3,200.00
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