Asian Imports

 
Yoshida Akihiko, Akihiko, Yoshida, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, Japan, Square Enix, 2013, 1st, 9784757541177, 11.75 inches, 8.5 inches, 256 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, Japanese

This is the original Japanese first edition. For fans of Square Enix's popular RPG series, Bravely Default, and admirers of artist Akihiko Yoshida, well...

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Yoshitaka Amano, Amano, Yoshitaka, Very Fine books in a Very Good+ clothbound traycase (the front of the box has a short tear in the cloth, general mild shelfwear), Japan, DigiCube Publishing, 2002, 1st, 4-925075-89-6, 12.75 inches, 12.25 inches, 704 pages, over 700 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial cloth, Japanese

This is the original Japanese edition from 2002! This comprehensive collection features over 700 mammoth pages of paintings and sketches that Amano did...

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Biten
  $100.00
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Yoshitaka Amano, Amano, Yoshitaka, Signed by the artist with a drawing, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light shelfwear, flat tight, clean), Tokyo, Asahi Sonorama, 1999, 1st, 978-4257035787, 11.5 inches, 10.5 inches, 176 pages, softcover, wraps

A collection of the artist's work from 1989 to 1999. Executed entirely in traditional media, nothing digital here. "Journey through Amano's imagination....

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Yoshitaka Amano, Amano, Yoshitaka, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (only light shelfwear), Asahi Sonorama, Tokyo, 1989, 1st, 11.75 inches, 8.75 inches, 128 pages, 134 illustrations, including 98 color plates, softcover, wraps

Over 100 watercolor paintings as well as some 30 ink brush drawings. The text is in both English and Japanese. From the artist: This book is the...

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Yoshitaka Amano, Amano, Yoshitaka, Signed by the artist with a drawing, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket with obi band (light shelfwear, tight, bright, clean), Asahi Sonorama, Tokyo, 1989, 2nd, 11.75 inches, 8.75 inches, 126 pages, 134 illustrations, including 98 color plates, softcover, wraps, English

With a full page original ink drawing signed and dated 89 by the artist on the front free endpaper. From 1989, this collection of works in acrylic,...

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Yoshitaka Amano, Amano, Yoshitaka, Signed by the artist with a drawing, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket with obi band (light shelfwear, tight, bright, clean), Tokyo, Asahi Sonorama, 1984, 11.75 inches, 8.75 inches, 106 pages, 63 color and 47 black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, Japanese

With a full page original ink drawing signed by the artist on blank backside of the first page. From 1984, Amano's first collection. Works in acrylic,...

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Yoshitaka Amano, Amano, Yoshitaka, Very Fine, Ten Production, Japan, 1990, 1st, 11.75 inches, 8.25 inches, 24 pages, black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps

Mono 3 is a collection of ink drawings by Japanese artist, character designer, illustrator Yoshitaka Amano. 23 black and white illustrations on color...

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Heaven Departed
  $75.00
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Marshall Arisman, VG+, Arisman, Marshall, Tokyo Designer School, 1989, 1st, wraps, Japanese, English

A series of dark paintings musing on the Pandora's box of nuclear weapons.

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Gary Baseman, Baseman, Gary, Inscribed and dated 2007 by the artist with a drawing, Near Fine (light shelfwear), Taipei, 2005, 1st, 10.5 inches, 8.1 inches, 80 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps

With a wonderful full-page, 8x10 drawing in Sharpie signed by the artist and dated 2007. A special edition of the Taiwanese design & lifestyle...

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Gary Baseman, Rockin Jelly Bean, Tim Biskup, Coop, Mark Ryden, Baseman, Rockin Jelly Bean, Tim Biskup, Coop, Mark Ryden, Gary, Very Fine, Shibuya, Japan, Presspop, 2002, 1st, 9781151009357, 6 inches, 4 inches, color

Hello from Los Angeles is a set of five postcards--one each by Gary Baseman, Rockin Jelly Bean, Tim Biskup, Coop, Mark Ryden--commemorating an appearance by...

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Flash by Benjamin
  $150.00
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Benjamin, Benjamin, Fine, Paris, Xiao Pan, 2008, 12.6 inches, 9.6 inches, 160 pages, color, softcover, French wraps, French

This is the long out of print art book devoted to Chinese comic artist and illustrator Benjamin (artist-writer of Orange, Remember, and One Day). A large...

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Mary Blair Schedule Book 2010
  $40.00
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Mary Blair, Blair, Mary, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Tokyo, 2010, 7.625 inches, 5.875 inches, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, Japanese

Published for the Mary Blair museum exhibition in Tokyo in 2010. This full-color, hardbound day planner is illustrated throughout with Mary Blair's concept...

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DaisukeRichard, DaisukeRichard, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, PIE International, Tokyo, 2019, 9784756251046, 8.7 inches, 7.2 inches, 160 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, Japanese

From the publisher: The world of expressionless girls on the verge of adulthood living in rooms where reality and fantasy blend Daisuke Richard is a...


Delicatessen, Akiko Kawamura, Nico, Toko Ohmori, Tatsuya Oka, Hiroyuki Takeno, Kayano Wada, et al, Delicatessen, Akiko Kawamura, Nico, Toko Ohmori, Tatsuya Oka, Hiroyuki Takeno, Kayano Wada, et al, Very Fine, Modena, Italy, HappyBooks, 2005, 2nd, 9788886416597, 11.25 inches, 9 inches, 192 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

This is Delicatessen's second collection of cutting-edge Japanese fashion illustration. Eighteen artists with widely-divergent styles are represented by...

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The Art of Posuka Demizu
  $30.00
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Posuka Demizu, Demizu, Posuka, Very Fine, PIE International, Japan, 2017, 9784756248763, 8.7 inches, 7.2 inches, 192 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: The long-awaited debut collection of illustrations by Posuka Demizu, the up-and-coming manga artist Posuka Demizu is a rising star...

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Fish Wang, Fish Wang, Signed by the artist with a drawing, Very Fine/Very Fine, Woo Woo, Taiwan, 2015, 1st, 10.25 inches, 7.5 inches, 148 pages, color, Softcover, wraps

148 pages of comics by Taiwanese comics artist Fish Wang. Five stories. The text is all in Chinese, so I don't know what is going on. But the art is very...

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Oh! Great, Hiroshi Kaieda, Great, Hiroshi Kaieda, Oh!, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (very light bump to lower corner otherwise Fine), Japan, Bijutsu, 2006, 1st, 9784568502992, 11.8 inches, 8.3 inches, 56 pages, color and black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, Japanese

This Comickers series highlights the technique of a single artist and provides step by step demonstrations of the featured artists' process of coloring...

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The Art of Daxiong Collection
  $45.00
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Fine/Fine, Daxiong Guo, Guo, Daxiong, Flag Studios, 2012, 1st, Hardcover, pictorial boards with dust jacket, English

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Red Colored Elegy
  $35.00
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Seiichi Hayashi, Hayashi, Seiichi, Fine, Montreal, Drawn & Quarterly, 2008, 1st, 978-1897299401, 9 inches, 6.5 inches, 296 pages, black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Out of print in hardcover. From the publisher: Ichiro and Sachiko are young artists, temperamental and discouraged about what life has to offer them....

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Gantz/Osaka 2
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Fine/Fine, Oku Hiroya (Hiroya Oku), Hiroya (Hiroya Oku), Oku, Shueisha, 2010, 9784087823547, Softcover, wraps, Japanese

Gantz is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hiroya Oku. The series is known for its graphic violence, sex, and action. The series has sold...

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Sumi (Vagabond Illustrations)
  $75.00
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Takehiko Inoue, Inoue, Takehiko, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light shelfwear, very flat, tight, clean), Japan, Kodansha, 2009, 1st, 9784063646733, 11.4 inches, 9 inches, 164 pages, black & white with some color, Softcover, wraps, Japanese

This 2009 artbook is out of print in both the Japanese and American editions. This is the original Japanese first edition. Sumi contains Inoue's...

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Takehiko Inoue, Inoue, Takehiko, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (rubbing to the bottom edge of back cover and last three pages, spine slightly sunned, light shelfwear, very flat, tight, clean), Japan, I. T. Planning Inc., 2006, 1st, 9784063646726, 11.4 inches, 9 inches, 164 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, Japanese

Out of print. This is one of two art books based on the Vagabond manga. The other is called Sumi: Vagabond Illustration Collection which contains black...

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Hyung-tae Kim, Kim, Hyung-tae, Near Fine (light wear, very clean, bright, tight), Korea, 2004, 12 inches, 8.5 inches, 116 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards

This is the rare & out-of-print Korean art book "Oxide 2 Carta Numinous" by Kim Hyung-Tae. The art in this book is all for the video game Magna Carta...

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Oxide 2X
  $90.00
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Hyung-tae Kim, Kim, Hyung-tae, Fine in Fine dustjacket, Tokyo, Enterbrain, 2005, 9784757720954, 4757720955, 10.5 inches, 7.5 inches, 176 pages, color, hardcover, boards, English Japanese

This is a Japanese book on the Korean artist Kim Hyung-Tae. This book includes art for the video games Magnacarta, Magnacarta, the Phantom of Avalanche, The...

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Oxide 2X
  $40.00
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Hyung-tae Kim, Kim, Hyung-tae, Very Good+ in Very Good+ dustjacket (1/4-inch scuff to top edge of boards, smaller scuff to bottom edge of board, spine ends and corners sharp, interior Fin, Tokyo, Enterbrain, 2005, 2nd, 9784757720954, 4757720955, 10.5 inches, 7.5 inches, 176 pages, color, hardcover, boards, English Japanese

This is a Japanese book on the Korean artist Kim Hyung-Tae. This book includes art for the video games Magnacarta, Magnacarta, the Phantom of Avalanche, The...

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Miss Jisu Original Drawing
  $300.00
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Jisu Kim, Signed and dated by the artist, Fine, Kim, Jisu, 2019, 12 inches, 9 inches, English

A wonderfully detailed drawing rendered in Ink, White Marker, and Ink Wash on heavy drawing paper. Jisu Kim majored in Comic Art and since 2012 has been...

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Jung-Gi Kim, Kim, Jung-Gi, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in Near Fine custom cardboard box, Superani, Seoul, 2007, 3rd, 8.25 inches, 6 inches, 1000 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards

Kim Jung-Gi is a Korean art instructor, cartoonist, and animator. This is the first of his two massive self-published sketchbooks that everyone has been...


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Koyamori, Koyamori, Very Fine, PIE International, Japan, 2018, 978-4-7562-5121-3, 9.2 inches, 7.5 inches, 192 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: This is the first art collection by the young Canadian artist/illustrator Koyamori (also known as Maruti_Bitamin). Over the past 5...


Vision: Kurtz & Friends
  $20.00
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Very Fine, Bob Kurtz, Kurtz, Bob, Tokyo Designers Gakuin College, 1980, 1st, 11.75 inches, 8.75 inches, 84 pages, Over 300 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English, Japanese

"Special Issue on the Work of Kurtz & Friends." Kurtz commercial animation company created the ubiquitous Chevron Oil dinosaur spots of the seventies...

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Ilya Kuvshinov, Kuvshinov, Ilya, Very Fine, PIE International, Japan, 2019, 9784756252357, 9.2 inches, 7.5 inches, 224 pages, over 300 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, Japanese

This second book from Ilya Kuvshinov collects over 300 new artworks. -From the publisher: Ghost in the Shell was Ilya Kuvshinov's first encounter with...

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Ilya Kuvshinov, Kuvshinov, Ilya, Very Fine, PIE International, Japan, 2017, 9784756248756, 9.2 inches, 7.5 inches, 192 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: The first collection of works by the Japan-based Russian illustrator, Ilya Kuvshinov Ilya Kuvshinov is a Russian illustrator with...

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God (Japanese edition)
  $75.00
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VG+ (two bottom corners bumped otherwise Fine), Peter Max, Max, Peter, Hayakawa Shobo, 1970, 1st thus, Hardcover, pictorial boards, Japanese, English

Psychedelic pop art by the iconic seventies artist Peter Max. With the words of Swami Sivananda, Himalayas. Text in English and Japanese.

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Sentinel II
  $295.00
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Syd Mead, Mead, Syd, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light shelfwear otherwise very flat, tight, clean), Tokyo, Kodansha, 1987, 1st, 4062034522, 11.5 inches, 11.5 inches, 116 pages, color, softcover, wraps, English Japanese

An incredible copy of this slightly revised and updated reprinting of the original Sentinel - the very first retrospective of this visionary designer and...

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Near Fine/Near Fine, Syd Mead, Mead, Syd, Oblagon, 2001, 1st thus, 4048533886, Softcover, wraps, Japanese, English

This precursor to the recent Sentury II (2011) covers Mead's career up through 2001 in these six areas: industrial design, entertainment design, motion...

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Very Fine/Near Fine with Near Fine obi (a few light edge nicks), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Jodorowsky, Alejandro, Moebius (Jean Giraud), ShoPro Books, 2011, 9784796870832, Hardcover, boards, Japanese

The Japanese-language hardcover edition of The Incal: Classic Collection. With these extras only in the Japanese edition: an Introduction by Kosei Ono;...

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Koji Morimoto, Morimoto, Koji, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in Very Fine obi band, Naomichi Doi, Tokyo, 2004, 1st, 11.5 inches, 9 inches, 264 pages, color, softcover, wraps

A pristine copy of this phonebook-sized collection of artwork by Japanese animator, designer & director Koji Morimoto. Concludes with a Curriculum Vitae...

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Superflat
  $100.00
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Takashi Murakami, Murakami, Takashi, Fine in Fine dustjacket, Tokyo, Madora Shuppan, 2000, 2nd, 9784944079209, 11.75 inches, 9.25 inches, 172 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps

Superflat is a term of Takashi Murakami's creation which refers to a tendency towards two-dimensionality in Japanese visual art, animation, graphic design,...

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Very Fine in a Fine box, Range Murata, Murata, Range, Wanimagazine, 2000, 1st, 10.5 inches, 7.75 inches, 96 pages, color and black & white, Softcover, wraps, Japanese

This is the half-size reprint of the full-size first edition published in 1997 (both long sold-out) of Range Murata's first professionally published...

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Range Murata, Very Fine in a Very Fine slipcase in a Fine box, Murata, Range, Wanimagazine, 2003, 1st, custom binder, Japanese

Range Murata's second professionally published collection of artwork. This is the full-size first edition published in 2003. (It was reprinted in a revised,...

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Like A Balance Life
  $450.00
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Range Murata, Very Fine in a Near Fine box (mild crease to the top of the box lid), Murata, Range, Wanimagazine, 1997, 1st, wraps, Japanese

Range Murata's first professionally published collection of artwork. This is the full-size first edition published in 1997. (It was reprinted in a half-size...

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Range Murata, Murata, Range, Fine in a Fine slipcase, Wanimagazine, Tokyo, 2004, 1st, 11.75 inches, 8.25 inches, 200 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, Japanese

A superbly printed collection of color illustrations by artist/illustrator Range Murata. Over half the book (120 pages) is devoted to full-page color...

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Range Murata, Murata, Range, Near Fine in a Fine slipcase (corners lightly rubbed from sliding in and out of slipcase), Wanimagazine, Tokyo, 2004, 9784898298985, 11.75 inches, 8.25 inches, 200 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, Japanese

A superbly printed collection of color illustrations by artist/illustrator Range Murata. Over half the book (120 pages) is devoted to full-page color...

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Fine/Fine, Yoshitomo Nara, Nara, Yoshitomo, Little More, 2001, 1st, 11.75 inches, 8.4 inches, 144 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, Dutch

The original Japanese edition published by Little More, July 2001. Cardstock stiff covers with rounded corners. Contains page after page of colour drawings,...

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Chameleon
  $60.00
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Yasushi Nirasawa, Nirasawa, Yasushi, Very Fine/Near Fine (slightest rubbing to dustjacket otherwise Very Fine, tight, flat, clean), Tokyo, Graphic-Sha, 2000, 1st, 978-4766111415, 11.75 inches, 9 inches, 144 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps

The book contains page after page of color illustrations of female human/creature character designs along with his annotations including the amount of time...

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Yasushi Nirasawa, Nirasawa, Yasushi, Fine in Very Good dustjacket (vellum dustjacket chipped, book is sharp, tight, flat), Tokyo, Hobby Japan, 1998, 1st, 978-4894251908, 12 inches, 8.75 inches, approx. 200 pages, over 200 color photographs, Hardcover, pictorial boards

From the Introduction: This is a collection of three dimensional modeling works by an illustrator and modeler, Yasushi Nirasawa, who continues creative...

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Yasushi Nirasawa, A presentation copy inscribed and with a drawing by Nirasawa in silver ink to a famous American comic book creator., Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket with Near Fine bellyband (light shelf wear, tight, flat), Nirasawa, Yasushi, Hobby Japan, 1998, 2nd, Japanese

An incredible association copy of Nirasawa's third art book. A presentation copy inscribed by Nirasawa in silver ink to comic book creator Mike...

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Very Fine/Very Fine, Katsuhiro Otomo, Otomo, Katsuhiro, PIE International, 2014, 1st, 9784756244475, Softcover, wraps, English, Japanese

Otomo Katsuhiro is one of the most respected and influential Japanese artists/storytellers in the history of modern comics. He has also worked extensively...

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The Art of Steamboy
  $400.00
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Katsuhiro Otomo, Otomo, Katsuhiro, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Kodansha, Tokyo, 2004, 1st, 10.7 inches, 11.9 inches, 272 pages, over 500 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards

A collection of artwork from the production of Steamboy, Katsuhiro Otomo's 2004 animated film, his second major anime release, following Akira.  Ten...

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