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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 ¡ÈBirthday Wonderland¡É (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 Ilya¡Çs 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 Ilya¡Çs 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 ¡ß 188mm/9.3 ¡ß 7.4"
Pages¡§224Pages ¡ÊFull color¡Ë
Binding¡§Softbound
ISBN¡§978-4-7562-5235-7
Release Date : Nov/2019
Language : J/E bilingual
Publisher : PIE International
Price : $2,300.00
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October 1 2019 Worldwide¡¡
Cat Whiskers
Cat Whiskers
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Tiny Noses! Fluffy, chubby feline mouths and whiskers!

As a follow up to the bestselling book Cat Paws, this book will drive all cat lovers 100% crazy (again!). This time it¡Çs a photo book full of cat whiskers! Featuring a collection of pictures from 35 cats on Instagram and Twitter taken from a variety of cute angles and adorable situations, this book will once again melt your heart with tons of purrrrfectly cute pictures.
Author : PIE International (Editor)
Size¡§150¡ß150mm(5.9¡ß5.9¡É)
Pages¡§88 pages¡ÊFull color¡Ë
Binding¡§Hardbound
ISBN¡§978-4-7562-5222-7
Release Date : Oct/2019
Language : English
Price : $920.00
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French-style Basket Arrangement
French-style Basket Arrangement
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Definite guide on how to make a French-style basket

In France, baskets are commonly used as a gift for ceremonial occasions. They are called ¡ÈPanier¡É and usually arranged in a fancy and stylish way. This book introduces step-by-step techniques on how you can make one yourself. With full of pictures and practical tutorials, this book is the best reference book to learn how to shape, balance, adjust and select flowers and make your own dream ¡ÈPanier¡É.

Author:
Yumi Saito is a flower designer who lives in France. After working as an in-house florist at the Hotel Ritz, she moved on to do bouquet arrangements for Michelin 3-starred restaurants, Paris Fashion Week collections, and also for many celebrities. She also teaches classes for bouquet arranging, which are full of her loyal fans.

Author : Yumi Saito
Size¡§257mm¡ß187mm
Pages¡§192 pages (Full color)
Binding¡§Softbound
ISBN¡§978-4-7562-5014-8
Release Date : May/2019
Language : Japanese
Publisher : PIE International
Price : $2,300.00
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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 Nakazawa¡Çs 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¡Çs 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¡Çs 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¡§210¡ß197 mm (8.3 ¡ß11.7¡É )
Pages¡§192 Pages
Binding¡§Softbound
ISBN¡§978-4-7562-5186-2
Release Date : May/2019
Language : English
Publisher : PIE International
Price : $3,200.00
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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¡Ä, 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¡§257¡ß182mm
Pages¡§272 Pages (Full Color)
Binding¡§Softbound
ISBN¡§978-4-7562-5212-8
Release Date : May/2019
Language : English
Publisher : PIE International
Price : $2,600.00
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