Panzer Angel Gabriel – Naoyuki/Kazutaka Art Book Review

Posted By yonghow on February 23rd, 2014

Panzer Angel Gabriel – Naoyuki/Kazutaka Art Book

Panzer Angel Gabriel is an art book for lovers of mecha, in particular power/exosuits. The 2 contributing artists/authors of this book are heavyweights of mecha design/illustration, namely Katoh Naoyuki, a veteran artist who has contributed to many science fiction illustrations since the 1970s, and Miyatake Kazutaka, a mecha designer whose credits include Macross, Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny, Space Battleship Yamato, just to name a few.

Panzer Angel Gabriel – Naoyuki/Kazutaka Art Book
Panzer Angel Gabriel – Naoyuki/Kazutaka Art Book
Panzer Angel Gabriel – Naoyuki/Kazutaka Art Book
Panzer Angel Gabriel – Naoyuki/Kazutaka Art Book

The rough pencil sketches of the suits and mecha are accompanied by plenty of highly detailed and realistic color illustrations to flesh out/visualize the 3 dimensional form of the designs.

Panzer Angel Gabriel – Naoyuki/Kazutaka Art Book
Panzer Angel Gabriel – Naoyuki/Kazutaka Art Book
Panzer Angel Gabriel – Naoyuki/Kazutaka Art Book

(above & below) Powersuits designed by Miyatake – the resemblance to mecha he designed for Macross, in particular the Zentradi are unmistakeable.

Panzer Angel Gabriel – Naoyuki/Kazutaka Art Book
Panzer Angel Gabriel – Naoyuki/Kazutaka Art Book
Panzer Angel Gabriel – Naoyuki/Kazutaka Art Book
Panzer Angel Gabriel – Naoyuki/Kazutaka Art Book

Realized models of some of the mecha and exosuits are featured near the end of the book.

Panzer Angel Gabriel – Naoyuki/Kazutaka Art Book
Panzer Angel Gabriel – Naoyuki/Kazutaka Art Book

A visual feast for mecha fans, the book is also an excellent resource and reference for those who are interested in designing their own. Highly recommended.

Note – the cover illustration of the book has been updated (see above) but Amazon’s item page still shows the old design ( see image on purchase link below ); they’re the same book.

“Panzer Angel Gabriel – Naoyuki/Kazutaka” art book details :

– Dimensions – 10.2 x 7.2 x 0.8 inches
– Softcover, 208 pages
– Full color, in Japanese language

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