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:
Mania: How to Draw Characters for Japanese Animation by
Mania: How to Draw Japanese Comics by Christopher Hart
Mania: How to Draw Warrior Robots, Cool Spaceships, and Military
Vehicles by Christopher Hart
Draw Anime by Christopher Hart
to Draw Anime and Game Characters: Basics for Beginners and
Beyond, Vol. 1 by Tadashi Ozawa
to Draw Anime and Game Characters: Expressing Emotions, Vol.
2 by Tadashi Ozawa
to Draw Anime and Game Characters: Bringing Daily Actions
to Life, Vol. 3 by Tadashi Ozawa
to Draw Anime and Game Characters: Mastering Battle and Action
Moves, Vol. 4 by Tadashi Ozawa
to Draw Manga: Compiling Characters
Techniques, Vol. 2
3 - Compiling Application and Practice
to Draw Manga: Bishoujo around the World by Hikaru Hayashi
to Draw Manga: Bodies and Anatomy
to Draw Manga: Illustrating Battles by Hikaru Hayashi
to Draw Manga: Male Characters by Hikaru Hayashi
to Draw Manga: Occult and Horror by Hikaru Hayashi
to Draw Manga Special: Colored Original Drawing
Robots by Hikaru Hayashi
From Scholastic, Inc.
to Draw Manga by Katy Coope
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.