Dec 20, 2011


- 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

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.


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.

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