Methods – From Layouts Of Innocence Art Book Review

Posted By yonghow on October 14th, 2016

Methods - From Layouts Of Innocence Art Book Review

This one was another delightful find at Nakano Broadway’s Mandarake rare art books store – a brand new copy of Methods – From Layouts Of Innocence. It covers in detail the layout boards used during the production of Mamoru Oshii’s Ghost In The Shell sequel Innocence.

The format and presentation of the layouts are similar to the Methods – Patlabor 2 art book, with accompanying annotations for each layout. Folks conversant in Japanese are rewarded with a wealth of film-making tidbits in these notes, with discussions on composition, framing and camera movements.

Methods - From Layouts Of Innocence Art Book Review
Methods - From Layouts Of Innocence Art Book Review
Methods - From Layouts Of Innocence Art Book Review
Methods - From Layouts Of Innocence Art Book Review
Methods - From Layouts Of Innocence Art Book Review
Methods - From Layouts Of Innocence Art Book Review
Methods - From Layouts Of Innocence Art Book Review
Methods - From Layouts Of Innocence Art Book Review
Methods - From Layouts Of Innocence Art Book Review
Methods - From Layouts Of Innocence Art Book Review
Methods - From Layouts Of Innocence Art Book Review
Methods - From Layouts Of Innocence Art Book Review
Methods - From Layouts Of Innocence Art Book Review
Methods - From Layouts Of Innocence Art Book Review
Methods - From Layouts Of Innocence Art Book Review
Methods - From Layouts Of Innocence Art Book Review
Methods - From Layouts Of Innocence Art Book Review
Methods - From Layouts Of Innocence Art Book Review
Methods - From Layouts Of Innocence Art Book Review

This volume is pretty hard to come by these days; I’ve chanced upon the Patlabor 2 Methods book quite a few times in BookOff ( a big 2nd bookstore chain in Japan ) but never this one. If you’re a fan of Innocence, this comes highly recommended.

Also check out the most excellent Ghost In The Shell genga collection art book.

Methods – From Layouts Of Innocence Art Book details :

– Dimensions – 29.8 x 22.2 x 1.4 cm
– Softcover, 178 pages
– Color/B&W, in Japanese language

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2 Responses to “Methods – From Layouts Of Innocence Art Book Review”

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@Hafiz second that emotion!

yonghow

hafiz – Yes. 😛

Victor – Thank you for the kind words ! The bookstore is called Mandarake, it’s located in Nakano Broadway. level 3 and 4. Take the Chuo ( yellow ) line from Shinjuku to Nakano station, get out from the central exit and follow the long shotengai ( shopping street ) till you reach the end of it, and you’re there.

I envy you, Koenji is a great place to live and work ! I visit Tokyo about once a year so maybe next time we can meet. Cheers !