ARS MAGNA is a collection of illustrations by manga artist Yukito Kishiro, most well known for his Gunnm ( Battle Angel Alita ) series of comics. This is his first published art book and the bulk of the contents feature illustrations from the various Gunnm manga series, a chapter for Aqua Knight, and one of the final chapters feature art work from numerous smaller projects.
I’ve been a fan of Gunnm since its release 25 years ago, captivated by Kishiro’s brilliant character/costume designs and beautifully choreographed fight scenes. That the style of his art work often carry references from Moebius is a plus too.
For quite a while there’s been talk of a live-action adaptation film to be directed by James Cameron, I’m wondering how that’s coming along ?
For a manga that has been published a quarter of a century ago, an art book is way long overdue. This is a must have for fans of Gunnm and Yukito Kishiro’s art work. Highly recommended.
ARS MAGNA – Yukito Kishiro Art Book details :
– Dimensions – 11.6 x 8.3 x 0.7 inches
– Softcover, 128 pages
– Full color, in Japanese and English ( chapter summaries only )
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