Massive Masaaki Yuasa Art Book Will Be Published Next Month (Preview)

A sketchbook of production artwork by the innovative animation director Masaaki Yuasa will be published in Japan next month. The 432-page Masaaki Yuasa Taizen—Sketchbook for Animation Projects will include Yuasa’s work from Mind Game, Tatami Galaxy, Kick Heart, Kaiba, Kemonozume, Cat Soup, Genius Party, Crayon Shin Chan, and Maruko Chan.

The book, which will be published by Asukashinsha, may be a bit difficult to track down in the U.S., but you can pre-order it for around $40 on Amazon Japan.

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(via Catsuka)


  • Kamikaze

    WOW!!!! Best news of the year!!!!! He’s a terrific artist ;)

  • Kamikaze

    WOW!!!! Best news of the year!!!!! He’s a terrific artist ;)

  • Kamikaze

    Just one question: given the difficulties of finding such a book, is it preferable to pre-order it now from Amazon JP or do you advise buying it later and possibly at a more reasonable price? Do you know any other sites that sell it outside of Japan?
    The total cost of the book would be 40€.

    Thank you.

  • Kamikaze

    Thank you for your advise.