Pieces Gem 01 – Ghost In The Shell Data + Alpha is an art book by renowned manga artist Shirow Masamune, and collects previously unpublished and miscellaneous “rare” art work created for the Ghost In The Shell manga and anime. There are a couple of pieces I recognize from the Intron Depot art book, and many others I’ve not seen before.
Shirow is an amazing artist and by virtue of creating Ghost In The Shell has earned himself legendary status in the manga/anime world, but his transition from traditional to digital art work has been less than successful, in my opinion. The CG backgrounds are often too crude, messy or distracting and often take away from what is otherwise fantastic art work.
All that said, this book comes at a low price, with plenty of art work and is an easy one to pick up, especially for fans of Shirow’s art.
“Pieces Gem 01 – Masamune Shirow” manga details :
Dimensions – 21.2 x 15 x 1.4 cm
Hard cover, 87 pages
Full color, in Japanese
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