Many popular illustrators and directors from Japan have published their work in art books, and now it is Masashi Ishihama‘s turn. Impress Holdings announced that they will be releasing his first art book, titled MASASHI ISHIHAMA ANIMATION WORKS, on 10 June 2021.
You may haven’t heard of the name, but you have definitely seen his works. He has designed characters for R.O.D., Welcome to N.H.K.!, and Welcome to THE SPACE SHOW. He was also the director of From the New World, Persona 5: The Animation, and Horimiya. His art is something to behold and is really a staple of design when it comes to his character work.
The book will be separated into chapters, with each focusing on a different aspect of his work:
- Character Design Works
- Directorial Works
- Opening & Ending Works
- Other Works
The 296-page art book will have art from Granblue Fantasy The Animation, Persona 5: The Animation, Speed Grapher, and many more. It is currently available for pre-order through Amazon for ¥3,600.
If you want to add Masashi Ishihama’s art book to your collection, you have to find a friend to order the book for you or use a proxy buying service.