Aug 14, 2013

Eshi 100 Generation2
New masterpieces of 100 Eshi


This book is the second edition of “100 masters of Bishojo painting”. Dōjinshi, light novels (YA fictions), animations, computer games, comics, and etc.—every Japanese pop culture is growing sophisticated without its limit. 100 sparkling illustrators who seek their own “moe” in those categories are picked and their works are introduced. You can see how the world of “moe” has changed over the last 4 years. This book explains the up-to-date expression techniques, the appearance of Vocaloid illustrators and all the other latest tides. All the illustrations of beautiful girls and boys fascinate the world!   
Cover Illustration: Range Murata
Frontispiece: Sai Izumi, Ame Karasuba, Haruaki Fuyuno
Price: 2,380 yen+tax (ISBN 978-4-86100-888-7)

Format: 190×257 mm /232 pages, Softcover with Jacket, full color
Language: Japanese/English bilingual Release date: 9th August 2013

 





Tera Akai/akka/Komeko Amazio/Ako Arisaka/Sai Izumi/Moka Ichiyo/Noizi Ito/Ben Itoh/wingheart/VOFAN/Ukke/eihi/LM7/ooi choon liang/

Ashito Oyari/Odori/Onineko/Kagome/Kazuaki/Kina Kazuharu/Akatsuki Katoh/
Yu Kamiya/CUTEG/Ame Karasuba/ Kantoku/Seiji Kikuchi/Hiro Kiyohara/Gin/KeG/
Ke-shin/Coffee Kizoku/Route 12/Yuya Kodama/ Kotokoto/Riko Korie/Saitom/Zain/
Kei Sakuragi/Tomoe Sasamori/Sayori/Yomi Sarachi/Shigure/Yoshinori Shizuma/
Shizu/Yusuke Shiba/Shimeko/John Hathway/
Eiri Shirai/Siro/Takashi Shiwasu/Sunaya/sepain/Sousou/Dain/Chiri/
Santa Tsuji/Tsunako/TNSK/toshi Punk/Tony/Jiro Tomioka/Takumi Torigoe/
Shin Nagasawa/Nagimiso/Tetsuhiro Nabeshima/Nardack/
Aoi Nishimata/nilitsu/Nou/BUZZ/Paseri/Boota/Hukahire/Fuzichoko/
Haruaki Fuyuno/Hisa Hoshii/MACCO/Mana Kakkowarai/Manyako/Mitha/
Kurehito Misaki/Kurone Mishima/Foo Midori/Kaori Minakami/Halki Minamura/
Ruria Miyuki/Yuichi Murakami/Range Murata/Merontomari/Mogumo/Yamayama/
Yuu/Utako Yukihiro/Laruha/Riku/Ryo-chimo/Luna-lia/Reika/rezi/refeia
 
Please also look『100 masters of Bishojo painting』

 



May 20, 2013

COMIC MATERIALS
brush & texture for comics and illustrations

Create your own character as a digital illustration. This brush and texture collection of clipart is enormously useful, containing around 2000 pieces of clipart including ABR, SUT, INI, JPEG and PSD formats applicable for Photoshop, CLIP STUDIO PAINT and SAI, containing handwriting tools such as pencils, pens, and pastels as well as textures such as checks, buttons, laces, and geometric patterns—all copyright free. Bonus pages on how to draw a character and the effective use of clipart guided by popular artists are included.
Editor: Side Ranch
Cover Illustration: Yomi Sarachi
Price: 2,800 yen+tax (ISBN 978-4-86100-870-2)

Format: 184×257 mm /224 pages, Softcover with Jacket
Language: Japanese /Release date: 26th April 2013
Contain 1 DVD-ROM







CONTENTS
Set up and how to use :Photoshop / CLIP STUDIO PAINT /SAI
cover illustration making

UNISEX
01 PEN&MARKER_color pen/pastel/pencil etc...
02 WRITING BRUSH_ bokashi/hairbrush/lightpen etc...
03 MATERIAL_kasure/koge/zarazara etc...
04 EFFECT_lighteffect/smoke/sunniess etc...
05 MOTIF_barcode/diamond/skull etc...

WOMEN'S CHARACTER
01 SCHOOLGIRL_2line/badge/ribbon etc...
02 MAID_flill/lace/garterbelt etc...
03 KIMONO GIRL_kanoko/ougi/wagara etc...
04 SWIM GIRL_heart/marine/stripe etc...
05 PILOT_01brush/kikagaku/SFtex etc...
06 FAIRY_feather/fur/hane etc...
MAKING WOMEN'S CHARACTER

MEN'S CHARACTER
01 SCHOOLBOY_check/stripe/tie etc...
02 SPORTSMAN_mark/schoolBadge/zekken etc...
03 TRADITIONAL GHOST_hishigata/mari/wagara etc...
04 FIGHTER_kazari/ornament/monsho etc...
MAKING MEN'S CHARACTER

To create an original brush
Photoshop /CLIP STUDIO PAINT


Dec 19, 2012

CLIP STUDIO PAINT PRO

 
This book is a guide book for the new paint tool; CLIP STUDIO PAINT PRO which explains the techniques for creating digital illustrations and digital comics. A step-by-step explanation of all the processes, that is from the start-up of the software to the completion of the work, is included. Such processes include basic operation methods, rough drafts, inking, painting and finishing. In addition explanations about animation painting, water-color painting, thick painting and various other painting techniques are included. In this book the popular artist Haruaki Fuyuno and the professional comic artist Nagian give a step-by-step explanation about not only illustrating and comic making but also about how beginners can go about using software which has multiple functions.

Author:Fuyuno Haruaki, Nagian Price: 2,380yen+tax (ISBN 978-4-86100-836-8)
Format :
182×257㎜,184pages, Softcover with Jacket, includes finished work downloads

Language: Japanese 
Release date: 16th November 2012
  
Contents:
CHAPTER 1
CLIP STUDIO PAINT PRO BASICS
  Getting to know CLIP STUDIO PAINT PRO 

       Basic functions and tools
     Working with layers
   Useful shortcuts

   Customizing
 CHAPTER 2
        Creating an image ̶weapon×bishojoー
   Workflow
  01 Preparation
  02 Roughing it
  03 Penciling the rough draft
  04 Ground coat
  05 Inking it

 CHAPTER 3
  Inking techniques̶animation inking・watercolor・impastoー
  Inking of CLIP STUDIO PAINT PRO
  01 Animation inking
  02 Watercolor
  03 Impasto
CHAPTER 4
   Creating a manga̶ the ambition of the
student council presidentー
  Workflow
  01 Preparation for a workspace
  02 Storytelling draft
  03 Roughing it

    04 Word balloons
  05 Penciling it
  06 Backgrounds
  07 Filling and tones

    08 Special effects
INDEX









Aug 10, 2012

VIP -Vocaloid Important Producer-
Vocaloid DTM Techinique


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One of the most popular "Vocaloid Prince" introduces DTM music composing techinique!
First issue of this series features 8#Prince, his techno sounds are hailing around Vocaloid world.Using Miku Hatsune on Vocaloid and [SONARX1] on DAW, this book introduces a step by step process of how to compose a real techno sound, including not only a complete truck but MIDI data of music data and phrase under process for trial listening are set to download. Enjoyable guide to learn DTM technique and compose your original song!

Author: 8#Prince
Price: 2,200 yen + tax (ISBN: 978-4-86100-827-6)
Format: 182x257mm, 180 pages (Full color), Softcover with Jacket
Language: Japanese/sample data to download/ Release date: 27th August 2012

8#Prince:
One of the hottest princes in Vocaloid community who attracts huge attention among Nico Nico.His masterpieces "Sweet Devil" and "electric love" produced with Wakamura Plex, a master of MMD,  their high quality animation of the electric sound based on dance music become the center of attention, and have been enshrined in the Hall of Fame instantly. 
His major debut album "electric love" gains the 3rd place of a K-POP/J-POP chart, and the 8th place of a general chart. 
His fame has also achieved to join the event performance overseas called "Japan-China restoration-of-diplomatic-relations 40 anniversary event", the "South Korean expo", and "Shanghai CCG EXPO." and so on.

Original sample truck「take it easy」
 Contents:
[VIP ROOM]
[TRUCK MAKING]
part 01 ROUGH TRACKS
part 02 VOCALOID -MainVocal
part 03 ARRANGE
part 04 EFFECTS and MIXING
part 05 VOCALOD -Editing
part 06 FINISHING
[ROAD TO VIP/reference]













Jun 26, 2012

Let's make 3DCG character! vol.3
development of polygon character in Blender


BNN's best selling series "Let's make 3DCG character!", the volume 3 introduces the definitive resource for computer modeling in Blender while it is a wonderful free and open source program for 3DCG animation. Covering the techniques from low poly to high poly modeling and bipedal locomotion, this book is suitable for the animators who want to switch to Blender and for 3DCG intermediates to blush up their skills.
*includes download sample data

Author:Tomo
Price: 2,800yen+tax (ISBN 978-4-86100-765-1)
Format :
180×235㎜,264pages, Softcover with JacketLanguage: Japanese / 18th June 2012
 
※ The interface spec is Blender 2.60.

contents:
CHAPTER 1introduction
1 Blender the basic guidance
CHAPTER 2 the basic manual
1 to install
2 Blender to switch in Japanese
3   interface
4「3D View」window operation
5  still images rendering and how to save
6  file management
7「property」window
8 user setting
CHAPTER 3 low poly modeling
1 modeling
2 material
3 rigging
4 scene
CHAPTER 4 high poly modeling
1 basic tutorial
2 modeling
3 material
4 rigging
5   scene
CHAPTER 5 animation
1 method and process
CHAPTER 6 other functions and supplementary
1 data link constitution
2 special file-operations
3 add-ons
4 other useful functions






Mar 5, 2012

15 YEARS OF MEDIA ARTS 1997-2011

.It has been 15 years since Japan Media Arts Festival and ICC began. These 15 years, our media environments have changed dramatically. We can say this kind of change (technology and products) and the evolution of media arts have always developed collaterally. To overlook the works appeared in past 15 years is neither more nor less than we experience vicariously what creators have questioned against social change and answers the era has led to.
This book is to overview the outcomes that Japanese media arts have achieved through trials. It is divided in 6 categories such as, media art / anime / manga / video game / motion graphics / internet. We could also gaze next 15 years by re-verifying what had been produced and become trends in relation to technology × society × art and making them meaningful.


Editor:Kurando Furuya, Yusuke Shono, Arina Tsukada  
Price: 3,000yen+tax (ISBN 978-4-86100-817-7)
Format :
185×240㎜,240pages, Softcover with Jacket
Language: Japanese / 1st March 2012












contents

【 MEDIA ART 】

fixation and expansion of media arts in Japan by Minoru Hatanaka

15 years history of device art by Machiko Kusahara
Media art as an installation : collection of reality and historicity by Kazunao Abe
1997 birth of media art platform
2011 genuine start of exploration in media art archives

【 ANIME 】
change of receptivity in animation by Tsunehiro Uno
anime, something like anime, world, future by Toshiyuki Inoko
daily anime as a tidemark of Moe-anime by Hidekuni Shida
1997 dawning of picture + CG
2011 
solidification of daily anime

【 MANGA 】
transition of manga market by Go Ito
revolution, she said: 15 years of manga subculture by Ami Yoshida
1997 legend of『ONE PIECE』begun

2011 sensitivity after 3.11

【 VIDEO GAME 】
15 years history of home TV game by Mr.Uchizawa
15 years history of game war between Japan and America by Takeshi Uechi
making a game like a body and making a body a like a game by Kotaro Tanaka
1997 dawning of Play Station

2011 big hits or D.I.Y. speed up of dichotomization

【 MOTION GRAPHICS 】
Was design by numbers and calculation able to get a new art stream by Shunichi Suge
MV history after MTV in Japan by Nagako Hayashi
1997/1998

2011 to new user experience

【 INTERNET 】
free culture and internet by Dominique Chen
Internet history of mood / mode by barbora
relationship between internet and art by Yosuke kurita
grandpa, grandma, foolish, kid, internet by Gabin Ito
1997 the end of internet dawning

2011 reconsideration of information spread
a chronological table of media art in past 15 years
writers' profiles

Dec 20, 2011

COMIC ILLUSTRATION GUIDANCE!

- Maiden Prayer -






This 3rd volume in ever popular "Comic Illustration Guidance!" series features Otome-Eshi! (Otome-Eshi is a painter specialized in "Otome-kei" anime and dōjinshi aimed at women)
The following prominent Otome-Eshi teaches you how-to illustrate and paint with step-by-step process from concept making and drawing to painting and finishing.

Yone Kazuki ( from Hakuōki, Scarlet Fragment )
Yuhi Azuma ( from Angelique Maren No Rokukishi )
Hukahire ( from Atelier Elkrone )
Takashi Kiriya ( from Musketeer )

This book also contains interviews and tips on character setting; the production report from the most famous Otome-kei game company "OTOMATE" and character design materials "King and Princess pictorials"

Author: Yone Kazuki, Yuhi Azuma, Hukahire, Takashi Kiriya, Gengoro
Price: 2,200 yen + tax (ISBN 978-4-86100-804-7)
Format: 185 x 257mm, 208 pages ( Full Color ), Soft cover with jacket
Language: Japanese / Release Date: 20th December 2011



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Fantasy World - Sword & Magic -







The second book in Comic Illustration Guidance series focuses on a world of sword and magic, and teaches you how to draw illustrations of fantasy. The opening topic features such as YUSUKE NAORA, KIM HYUNG-TAE, YOSHITOSHI ABE, KEI, redjuice, the artists of the popular card game of "LORD of VERMILION" by SQUARE ENIX.
With many beautiful illustrations, through this book, you can get the techniques of fantasy illustration.
Through this book, not only you can learn how-to make comics in fantasy, but you can get many inspirations with many beautiful pictures and tips.

CONTENTS:

PART1. The making of spirited C.G. illustration in Photoshop, SAI, Painter, Illust Studio etc, by popular illustrators.

PART2. The picture guide of necessary costumes to set a scene, categorized by gender lines, occupations.
PART3. Introduces myths in the world to inspire ideas of creation fantasy comics.

Author: JUN FUTABA, TOMATIKA, RYOTA MURAYAMA, JUNNY, AYAKA SUDA, SOJI HISAKATA
Price: 2,200 yen + tax (ISBN 978-4-86100-736-1)
Format: 185 x 257mm, 208 pages ( Full Color ), Soft cover with jacket
Language: Japanese / Release Date: 21th December 2010



- School Days Collection -


This book teaches you how to draw illustrations for school comics.
The popular illustrators in Japan, "KAZUAKI", "Irihito Takara", and "Yoshinori Shimazu"- active in various fields of Manga, Animation, Game, and Light novels - give guidance about how to make a concept and rough to CG coloring and finishing illustrations of comics in Photoshop and SAI software. This book also includes a reference for school uniforms, background materials in variety of school events, and school photographs.

Author: KAZUAKI, Rihito Takarai, Yoshinori Shizuma, Eri Takenashi, Soji Hisakata
Price: 2,200 yen + tax(ISBN 978-4-86100-678-4)
Format: 185 x 257mm,208 ( Full color ), Soft cover with jacket
Language: Japanese / Release date: 22th December 2009