More of a visual catalogue rather than an actual artbook, “Designers Of Anime, Comics, Light Novels & Game” compiles the portfolio work of 250 Japanese graphic design companies specializing in Manga cover design, as well as package design for anime dvd/blu-rays.
The bulk of the content goes to manga cover designs, of which there is a massive market in Japan. For me the book serves as an excellent reference for tons of great illustration/manga art all under one cover, as well as exposure to any particular manga I might be interested in picking up.
(above left) Studio “These Days” with portfolio covering Inoue’s Vagabond cover art design, as well as the box/package designs for Ghost In The Shell SAC, Patlabor TV series blu-rays. In such a competitive industry, the package designs are almost always superlative, ie you want to get your hands on said product once you see it.
“Cover Designs For Japanese Games/Anime/Manga//Novels” catalogue details :
Dimensions – 28.2 x 21.2 x 2.4 cm
Soft cover, 288 pages
Full Color, in Japanese
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