Lovely soft illustrations by illustrator, animator and manga artist, Senbon Umishima. Minimal text, however the 160 color pages are fully bilingual in English and Japanese. The 30-page section of comics is only in Japanese.
From the publisher:
The long-awaited, essential illustration collection for fans of anime and the works of Senbon Umishima!
This fascinating art collection showcases the illustrated works of the illustrator, animator and manga artist, Senbon Umishima, including the artist's anime characters, landscapes, and selections from Senbon's own original manga stories. In addition to Senbon's illustrations, Umishima worked as animation director for She & Her Cat, the first animated work by the award-winning animator Makoto Shinkai, and has contributed to The Heroic Legend of Arslan and other anime series. Umishima's drawings are known for the way they illustrate body movement beautifully, while also expressing a sense of sentimentality --a unique style that has inspired the artist's more than a hundred thousand followers on Twitter. This title is sure to be equally inspiring to Umishima fans and those who are new to Senbon's distinctive illustrated works.
"Day to day scenes, over the top costumes and characters, quiet still moments, breath-taking slices of action caught in a moment and drawing studies combine to make a wonderful compilation of art that is both stimulating, calming and awe-inspiring." -Collector's Corner
"The graceful poses are stunningly captured, making a perfect reference for anyone studying the form, as well as providing a feeling of choreographed movement and swirling skirts across the pages." -Anime Independent
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Characters
Chapter 2: Landscapes
Chapter 3: Sketches
Chapter 4: Works
Chapter 5: Comics (Japanese language)