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B: The Beginning Artworks

B: The Beginning Artworks
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 Nakazawa°«s 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 Nakazawa°«s 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 Park°«s 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°ß210°Ŗ197 mm (8.3 °Ŗ11.7°… )
Pages°ß192 Pages
Binding°ßSoftbound
ISBN°ß978-4-7562-5186-2
Release Date : May/2019
Language : English
Publisher : PIE International
Price : $3,200.00
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