Takayuki Takeya – Revoltech Art Book Review

Posted By yonghow on September 10th, 2017

Takayuki Takeya - Revoltech Art Book Review

Ribotake (リボタケ) is the abbreviated romaji name of Kaiyodo’s Revoltech series of figure line-up designed and sculpted by renowned Japanese character sculptor Takayuki Takeya; REVOltech + TAKEya.

This book showcases the entire line-up of figures designed and sculpted by Takeya, including the original character design sketches. The figures are based on the many heavenly deities found in Japanese/Chinese mythology and Buddhism.

Takayuki Takeya - Revoltech Art Book Review
Takayuki Takeya - Revoltech Art Book Review
Takayuki Takeya - Revoltech Art Book Review
Takayuki Takeya - Revoltech Art Book Review
Takayuki Takeya - Revoltech Art Book Review
Takayuki Takeya - Revoltech Art Book Review
Takayuki Takeya - Revoltech Art Book Review
Takayuki Takeya - Revoltech Art Book Review
Takayuki Takeya - Revoltech Art Book Review
Takayuki Takeya - Revoltech Art Book Review
Takayuki Takeya - Revoltech Art Book Review
Takayuki Takeya - Revoltech Art Book Review
Takayuki Takeya - Revoltech Art Book Review

Takeya’s original design sketches that the figures are modeled on, full of rich details. You can see more of his design work and drawings in his other art book. There’s also one he did for Kamen Riders.

Takayuki Takeya - Revoltech Art Book Review
Takayuki Takeya - Revoltech Art Book Review
Takayuki Takeya - Revoltech Art Book Review
Takayuki Takeya - Revoltech Art Book Review
Takayuki Takeya - Revoltech Art Book Review

A couple of small pictures found in the book gives a peek into Takeya’s messy and cluttered workspace – no doubt the conditions necessary for creating such amazing figures and designs. 😛

Takayuki Takeya - Revoltech Art Book Review
Takayuki Takeya - Revoltech Art Book Review

I’ve always been fascinated by the heavenly deities from Chinese/Japanese mythology ( Journey To The West comes to mind – the inspiration behind Dragonball and Terada’s Saiyukiden, among lots of others ), and with Takeya’s beautiful take on these characters the book was an easy buy for me. Folks who are interested to purchase these figures from Kaiyodo will be pleased to know that they are available on Amazon Japan as well.

“Takayuki Takeya – Revoltech” book details :

Dimensions – 10.6 x 8.1 x 0.4 inches
Soft cover, 111 pages
Full color, in Japanese

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2 Responses to “Takayuki Takeya – Revoltech Art Book Review”

Hafiz

Takayuki Takeya has some really great drawings. I wish he’d release more books. His drawings and design book released a couple of years ago was just fantastic!

yonghow

Hafiz – I’m certain we’ll be seeing more of his work published in the near future. :]

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