This book is a collection of character design art pieces that appear in Japanese video games and animation. Included works are: „AKIBA´S TRIP2“ „Witch Craft Works“ „Uta no Prince-sama“ „GIRLS und PANZER“ „GUNDAM RECONGUISTA IN G“ „KILL la KILL“ „Attack on Titan“ „7TH DRAGON 2020-II“ „BAYONETTA 2“ „METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES“ „METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN“ etc.
The selected pieces are from the most recent works possible, and can accurately be said to provide an understanding of the present state of character design in Japan. What kinds of heroes, heroines and supporting cast are deemed necessary? With this bird’s eye view of the subject you might find the answers to these questions.
Originally this book was created for Japanese youths seeking to become character designers. However, there is no other book that collects as many professional works as this one. For game and animation fans as well, this is a book that allows a comprehensive look at a variety of characters from range of titles, as well as at the work of character designers. We hope you will take this opportunity to examine the present world of character design.