Friday, October 26, 2007

BOOK - 100 by Matsumoto Tayou

I bought a book called "101" some years ago in Madrid ExpoComic. I did'nt know who was the artist but the drawings where awesome. That's how I discovered Matsumoto Tayou. Today I found out in Amazon Japan Marketplace that someone was selling "100" a previus volume with more illustartions by Tayou. So i just ordered.

100 (Big spirits comic special)
by Matsumoto Tayou
shogakukan / 92 pages / Japanese
Release Date:
1st print: 1995.11.20
7th print:2000.09.20

Thursday, October 25, 2007

BOOK - AKIRA anime comics 1~4

It is usual in Japan to make manga adaptations of animation films an TV series compiled in book adding texts to the frames. Those books are commonly knows as anime comics. AKIRA the epic movie by Katsuhiro Otomo has it's comic adaptation too. Those five volumes featuring cover art by Katsuhiro otomo were released in Japan in 1988 from agust december and were re-released in year 2000 with new cover design. This last one is the edition I found out today on amazon japan. Four volumes at a nice price and with the shipping costs of one. Great deal.
Here the five volumes collection as featured in Amazon Japan.


Wednesday, October 24, 2007

BOOK - EUREKA 1988 Katsuhiro Otomo Issue

I found this Eureka magazine number about Katsuhiro Otomo in japanese Amazon marketplace.

UREKA ユリイカ1988年8月臨時増刊号 総特集=大友克洋
Seidosha / 210 pages / Japanese
ISBN: 4791709934
Release Date: 
1st print: 1988.08.25
14th print: 2001.02.28

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

BOOK - Kaikisen by Satoshi Kon

Before becoming a worldwide known animation director Satoshi Kon did some manga works that are long time out of stock. Today I found Kaikisen in amazon japan marketplace so I order it immediately. This work was released in Spain in the 90's by Planeta de Agostini translated as: Regreso al Mar.

Kaikisen (海帰線)
by Satoshi Kon
Bijutsu Shuppansha / 256 pages / Japanese
ISBN: 978-4568730036
Release Date: 
first print 1999.07.18
second print: 1999.08.10