Katsuya Terada 10 TEN Exhibition Book Review

Posted By yonghow on April 15th, 2013

Warning : The following post contains nudity/adult content.

“Katsuya Terada 10 TEN – 10 Year Retrospective” is the art book released in conjunction with the artist’s exhibition held at the Kyoto International Manga Museum from March 16 to June 30th. (I’ll post an article on my visit to the exhibition shortly.)

The book contains an expansive and comprehensive collection of Terada-san’s body of work, running the full gamut from his illustrations for art books, novel covers, character/concept designs for games/films, panels from his comics, doodles and more. There’s a whole lot of art work in here that I’ve never seen before.

(above left) Terada-san’s contributing piece to the Totoro Forest/Sketchtravel project. (above right) This is certainly a nod to the metallic beauties by illustrator Sorayama Hajime.

(above) Palpable influences from the legendary Moebius.

This book delivers both quality and quantity in droves and gets my highest recommendations. I only wished it was larger in format ( A4 would be great ), and more of the prints reproduced in full color rather than monochrome. Of course, the price of the book would have been much higher too.

Katsuya Terada 10 TEN Exhibition Book details :

- Dimensions – 21.2 x 15.2 x 2.8 cm
- Soft cover, 326 pages
- Color and B&W, in Japanese

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4 Responses to “Katsuya Terada 10 TEN Exhibition Book Review”


I got the book, and even the art is exceptional I felt disappointed by how little is the size of the pages and that most of the pages are monochrome.


Yes that was how I felt as well. An A4 sized book would have made it much better, with more color prints. :[


It seems like Terada likes to economize in paper. I also have the “Virtua Fighter 2 – Ten Stories” and the book size is A5 (but is so awesome!).


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