100 by Matsumoto Tayou

I bought a book called "101" some years ago in Madrid ExpoComic. I did'nt know who the artist was 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)

Publisher: Shogakukan
Release date: 1995-XI-20
Language: Japanese
Number of pages: 92
Size: 11.7 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches
Retail price: ¥2,625
ISBN-10: 409199721X
ISBN-13: 978-4091997210



It is usual in Japan to make printed book adaptations of animation films an TV series taking still frames and adding texts bubbles and sound effects. Those books are commonly knows as Anime Comics. AKIRA the epic movie by Katsuhiro Otomo has its comic adaptation too. Those five volumes featuring cover art by Katsuhiro Otomo were released in Japan in 1988 from August to December that same year and were re-released in year 2000 with a slight change of the cover design. Today I found this edition inn amazon Japan Marketplace . Four volumes at a great price and with the  same shipping costs of one. Check Amazon Japan for availability.

EUREKA 1988 Katsuhiro Otomo Issue

I found this Eureka magazine issue about Katsuhiro Otomo in Amazon Japan 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

KAIKISEN by Satoshi Kon

Before becoming a worldwide renown animation director, Satoshi Kon created a lot of manga works that have been out of circulation for a long time. 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