The “White / Shiro Side” is book 2 of a double book set from Michael Aria’s anime film “Tekkon Kinkreet”. While the “Black / Kuro Side” volume ( see post here ) showcased concept art and image/mood boards, this book focuses on the many gorgeous background art plates used in the film.
With almost 300 pages of artwork crammed into the book – that’s a lot of background plates to paint for just one film – and way too many to show in this post. What you see here are just a small collection from what the book has to offer.
As mentioned in my previous post, Takaramachi ( treasure town ) is actually is an amalgamation of several real locations in Tokyo – often a swirling and dizzying mess of shapes and colors formed by the many street signs and billboards – but somehow the background plates still work beautifully and there is a visual harmony that binds each piece together.
Looking at all these art work is making me miss Tokyo terribly – I’ll love to go back there to work, if only the hours weren’t so insane !
(above) I was lucky enough to procure a copy with Kimura Shinji’s autograph, awesome ! ( this is only available in Japan )
Tekkon Kinkreet “Shiro / White” Art Book details :
– Dimensions – 10.2 x 7.2 x 1 inches
– Hardcover with jacket, 296 pages
– Full Color, Japanese text
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