How to Draw Anime/Manga [1/20/03]

With the recent growth in popularity in manga and anime and what seems like a movement towards being mainstream media, a few publishers have finally started addressing the "How To Draw..." genre of art books. With a plethora of books on the subjects of Comic Book Illustration and standard television animation, it seemed only a matter of time before the subject got the attention it needed. And, it's not like young would-be artists haven't wanted it. It's about time that publishers have started to recognize the potential market.

If you are interested in learning how to draw or animate in the anime/manga style, check out the follow titles:

From Watson-Guptill Publications, Incorporated

Anime Mania: How to Draw Characters for Japanese Animation by Christopher Hart
Manga Mania: How to Draw Japanese Comics by Christopher Hart
Mecha Mania: How to Draw Warrior Robots, Cool Spaceships, and Military Vehicles by Christopher Hart
Kids Draw Anime by Christopher Hart

From Graphic-Sha Publishing

How to Draw Anime and Game Characters: Basics for Beginners and Beyond, Vol. 1 by Tadashi Ozawa
How to Draw Anime and Game Characters: Expressing Emotions, Vol. 2 by Tadashi Ozawa
How to Draw Anime and Game Characters: Bringing Daily Actions to Life, Vol. 3 by Tadashi Ozawa
How to Draw Anime and Game Characters: Mastering Battle and Action Moves, Vol. 4 by Tadashi Ozawa

How to Draw Manga: Compiling Characters
Compiling Techniques, Vol. 2
Vol 3 - Compiling Application and Practice
How to Draw Manga: Bishoujo around the World by Hikaru Hayashi
How to Draw Manga: Bodies and Anatomy
How to Draw Manga: Illustrating Battles by Hikaru Hayashi
How to Draw Manga: Male Characters by Hikaru Hayashi
How to Draw Manga: Occult and Horror by Hikaru Hayashi
How to Draw Manga Special: Colored Original Drawing
Giant Robots by Hikaru Hayashi

From Scholastic, Inc.

How to Draw Manga by Katy Coope
How to Draw Dragonball Z by B. S. Watson

There are more titles out there, but this list should give any fledgling anime/manga artist a great place to start out. For additional info, check out http://www.koyagi.com/recBooks.html.

- - Kinderfeld

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