Zuroku Extended – Masakazu Katsura Art Book Review

Posted By yonghow on July 25th, 2012

Zuroku Extended - Masakazu Katsura Art Book

Warning : The following post contains nudity/adult content.

Katsura-Zuroku Extended Version is a compilation of art work by Japanese illustrator/manga artist Masakazu Katsura, whose most famous works include Video Girl Ai and DNA², both of which gained widespread popularity during the early/mid 90s.

Zuroku Extended - Masakazu Katsura Art Book
Zuroku Extended - Masakazu Katsura Art Book
Zuroku Extended - Masakazu Katsura Art Book

(above) Art work from his manga “Zetman”. Katsura-san is a self professed Batman fan and one can often see influences of the Caped Crusader in his work.

Zuroku Extended - Masakazu Katsura Art Book
Zuroku Extended - Masakazu Katsura Art Book
Zuroku Extended - Masakazu Katsura Art Book

Katsura-san is also well known for his Shojo (young girl) illustrations, many of which often cross into risque/soft porn territory. (below) Illustrations from Video Girl Ai.

Zuroku Extended - Masakazu Katsura Art Book
Zuroku Extended - Masakazu Katsura Art Book
Zuroku Extended - Masakazu Katsura Art Book
Zuroku Extended - Masakazu Katsura Art Book

(above) The style of this particular illustration looks much more like that of Death Note manga artist Obata Takeshi; check out his impressive art book Blanc Et Noir.

Recently Katsura-san has also done character design work on the anime TV series “Tiger And Bunny”. There’s an excellent art book available, I’ll post a review in the near future.

Zuroku Extended - Masakazu Katsura Art Book
Zuroku Extended - Masakazu Katsura Art Book
Zuroku Extended - Masakazu Katsura Art Book
Zuroku Extended - Masakazu Katsura Art Book

“Katsura Zuroku Extended Version – Masakazu Katsura” art book details :

Dimensions – 29.6 x 21 x 1.2 cm
Soft cover, 160 pages
Color with some B&W sketches, in Japanese

Zuroku Extended - Masakazu Katsura Art Book Amazon Japan Buy Link

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