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OTOMO KATSUHIRO: 20 POSTERS  -Reprints of Classic Posters-

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 

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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22/Sep 2017 release in Asia, 27/Oct 2017 release in the US and Europe
OTOMO KATSUHIRO: 20 POSTERS -Reprints of Classic Posters-
OTOMO KATSUHIRO: 20 POSTERS  -Reprints of Classic Posters-
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20 reprints of rare and sought after posters from AKIRA, STEAMBOY, DOMU and more!

To mark the 35th anniversary of the manga AKIRA, PIE International is delighted to announce a new collection of classic Katsuhiro Otomo poster reprints.

Throughout his long career, Katsuhiro Otomo has created many promotional posters for his film and manga works, as well as posters for events and advertising.

Many great art pieces for such classic works as AKIRA, MEMORIES, SHORT PEACE, A FAREWELL TO WEAPONS and DOMU were released only in this form, and have since become hard to obtain collector's items.

This collection contains high quality Japanese reprints of 20 sought-after classic posters that, until now, have been difficult for fans to get hold of.

Handpicked by Otomo-Sensei himself, the collection contains eighteen 20 × 14.2" (508mm×359mm) size color prints and two 40 × 28.1" (1016mm×712mm) size color prints folded in four, in a specially designed envelope folder. The back of the folder shows all the interior images.


Katsuhiro Otomo Biography

Katsuhiro Otomo is a Japanese manga artist and film director. Born in 1954 in Miyagi prefecture, he debuted in 1973 with his manga GUN REPORT, and began attracting acclaim with titles like DOMU and AKIRA in the 1980s.

As an animator, he worked on sci-fi animations like GENMA-TAISEN and the CONSTRUCTION CANCELLATION ORDER segment of anthology film NEO TOKYO, which he wrote and directed.

In 1988, he made his feature-length directorial debut with the animated film AKIRA. One of the most influential and acclaimed animated films to come out of Japan, it was a trailblazing work in the spread of Japanese animation to the world.

Among his other films as a director are STEAM BOY (2004), MUSHI-SHI (2007) and SHORT PEACE (2013, COMBUSTIBLE segment).

He has been inducted into the Eisner Award Hall of Fame (2012, America), has received the Purple Medal of Honor (2013, Japan) and in 2015 was the first manga artist to receive the Grand Prix de la ville d'Angoulême (2015,France).
Author : Katsuhiro Otomo
Size : Folder Size : 20.3 x 14.4'' (515×364mm)
Pages : Eighteen 20 x 14.2 inches color posters (508×359mm), Two 40 x 28.1 inches color posters (1016×712mm)
Binding : Paper Folder
Release Date : Sep/2017
Language : J/E bilingual
Publisher : PIE International
Price : $3,600.00
May / 2018 release in the US /Europe
Beautiful Scenes from a Fantasy World: Background Illustrations and Scenes from Anime and Manga Works
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A beautiful collection of fantasy scenes from popular anime, manga and game creators

Have you ever imagined living in the fantasy world? Beautiful castles, islands floating in the air, a ride on an airship or resting with the fairies under a mushroom umbrella…

This is the second title in the Everyday Scenes from Parallel Worlds series. It showcases background artworks featuring fantasy worlds: celestial castles, pirate ships sailing through the clouds, retro-futuristic inventions, deserted architectural spaces, towns that have sunk under the ocean, an enchanted forest and a space locomotive that runs in neo-futuristic world. Featuring only a few anthro angels, dragons and other imaginary animals, attention is focused primarily on the beauty of the illustrated backgrounds.

The fantasy illustrations in this collection are beyond your wildest imaginings and will surprise and inspire all kinds of art lovers. It might even make you look at the world differently after reading it.

The works featured in this title are by 32 well-known Japanese creators, illustrators and animators.
Size : 250 x 260 mm
Pages : 160 (Full color)
Binding : Softbound
Release Date : Aug/2017
Language : J/E bilingual
Publisher : PIE International
Price : $2,600.00
Feb/ 2018 release in the US / Europe
Everyday Scenes from a Parallel World: Background Illustrations and Scenes from Anime and Manga Works 
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A stunning collection of scenes and background illustrations from popular anime and manga creators

The beauty of the scenes and backgrounds in anime and manga certainly deserve more recognition than they have received in the past.

This unusual series is the first collection that turns the spotlight on the scenes and background illustrations exclusively. With only a few characters in ordinary clothes, attention is focused on the beauty of the illustrated backgrounds.

This first book in a two-volume series is a collection of background artworks featuring familiar scenes from daily life: nostalgic townscapes, detailed architecture, rooms that look like doll houses, etc. The illustrations are extremely realistic and detailed - almost like photographs - but at the same time give readers the sense that we are looking at images of a parallel world.

The works featured in this title are by 39 well-known, mostly Japanese creators, illustrators and animators. Some creators featured have made their entire careers specializing in drawing backgrounds.

In addition, a section that explains drawing techniques and materials used is included. Profiles of creators with messages from each, descriptions of each creator’s techniques and preferred materials are written in both Japanese and English text.

This stunning collection will appeal to all art lovers and is sure to bring creators massive inspiration, too.
Author : PIE International
Size : 250 x 260 mm
Pages : 160 (Full color)
Binding : Softbound
Release Date : May/2017
Language : Japanese, some English
Publisher : PIE International
Price : $2,600.00
Musubi: The Art of Mutsuki Munku
Musubi: The Art of Mutsuki Munku
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Author : Munku Mutsuki
Size : 210×148mm
Pages : 208Pages(160Pages in Color)
Binding : Softbound
Release Date : Apr/2017
Language : Japanese
Publisher : PIE International
Price : $1,980.00
1017 toinana Illustration Works
1017 toinana Illustration Works
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Author : toinana
Size : 210×148mm
Pages : 160Pages(Full Color)
Binding : Softbound
Release Date : Mar/2017
Language : Japanese
Publisher : PIE International
Price : $1,800.00
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