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How to Draw Anime & Game Characters, Vol. 5: Bishoujo Game Characters [Paperback]

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Character design guidelines and drawing tips used by professional designers are compiled and presented in this guide to drawing anime and game characters. The authors, who are instructors of illustration and character design, impart the knowledge they have been using as educational material over the years.

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Pages   156
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.9" Width: 7.2" Height: 0.4"
Weight:   1 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2003
Publisher   Graphic-Sha
ISBN  4766112768  
ISBN13  9784766112764  
UPC  824869000304  

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More About Tadashi Ozawa

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Tadashi Ozawa is a freelance animator who has served as an animation director at Studio Ghibli and a producer at Mad House, where he was in charge or training new animators. In addition to creating the popular How to Draw Anime and Game Characters series, Ozawa has contributed to a number of hit Anime works, including: The Art of Naussica, Laputa, Akira, Lodoss Wars and Yawara.

Tadashi Ozawa was born in 1937.

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charcater design guide  Jan 2, 2007
This book is pretty good! It has lots of sample shots of different scenes. This book gives you a rundown of girl personna's, their outfits, and them changing clothes. The content of this book includes:
Chapter one- What are bishoujo games?
1-1 Types of bishoujo games
1-2 Character roles
1-3 Individual character roles

The herione
The honor student
The cute, younger girl
The bad girl
The athletic girl
The princess
The sexy older girl
The smart aleck
The whole cast
Crash course editing

Chapter two: Bishoujo video game Character expressions
2-1 Making facial expressions distinctive
2-2 Desinging romance simulation game chaacters
2-3 Desinging bishoujo rpg characters
2-4 Desinging anime, action&combat game characters
2-5 What to include and what to leave out:
effective compositions
crash course editingII

Chapter three: Uniform and costumes
3-1 school uniforms
Sailor suits
blazers and jackets
summer uniforms
cropped jackets
collars and pleats
novel uniform designs
gym suits
school swimsuits
3-2 Clothing for every occasion
3-3 combat game bishoujo
assorted costumes
3-4 Personal effects and props

Chapter four: Body lauguage
4-1 Gestures and facial expressions in combat scenes
4-2 gestures and mannerisms on campus
4-3 common gestures and mannerisms

Chapter five: designing posters
5-1 character numbers and key compositions
5-2 popular backgrounds
crash course in editing III

Advice from a young creator

Even though this book is about game characters, it is still good for basic manga designs. I would definately recommend this book for those who have a little trouble with the concept of character design and personalities. It is also kid friendly! There is no nudity at all. However, I believe this book is more suited for those who are a little above beginner stage to intermediate. If this book isn't what you had in mind for character design, then try the "how to draw manga mastering bishoujo characters." It gives you a more extended list of girl characters as well as what they would wear and their hair styles. Both are good buys.
Ho-Hum  Jun 15, 2005
1st of all, this book isnt for begginers, so if youre starting out read something else, since you need a bit of expereince.this book was only ok, i suppose it might be of greater help to someone who is in the video game biz.I still have the same problem with this book as i had with all the other how to draw anime and game charaters books--the characters are generic.the girls seem a bit stale,cuz truly great games and anime and manga dont use these girls-- they use more original people.that isnt to say it isnt a bad book, it will find many hints and tips.hope this helps.
This is an amazing book, very helpful...  Jul 2, 2004
Tho its the last vol. I bought it first as well as vol. 3 (which I found was not very helpful unless you know few body poses and/or alignment of body parts when poseing... big disappointment for me -_- but I must admit it was a little hepful on things like reaching, sitting, running, and stuff like that.) when i read this book, and scaned details of characters and thier body language I found few flaws. I was amazed at how much better it was compared to other books I own. Like in the other volumes it show mistakes of begginers and does them over show the corrected areas. It also gives ideas for clothes, backrounds where to place the character in the backrounds, differnt angles, acsseories characters use, emotions, body language, poses, costumes, characters used in some manga stories/comics, and personalities of the characters. I wish I could show you a picture I drew using this book alone and how much better it was compared to earlier drawings. Also I helped my older cuz. (who confesed she couldnt draw to save her life) draw an almost perfect pic. of a character from the book. Altho I gave just a few tips Iv picked up from other not so helpful books I didnt do much of anything, the book did it for me (so to speak). I must confess that im not begginer tho im still learning and this book lacks the beggining steps such as... how to draw facial body parts like the eyes, nose, or ears and other such beggining things even tho its the last vol. its supposed to be a reveiw sorta, so that dissapionted me cause somtimes I cant get it off the top of my head and steps make it easier to remember but besides that it is all around a great book even for some adv begginers. In conclusion I give it 5, even if it lacks a small skill or two, I think Tadashi Owzawa and his book earned a 5 for everything being just about perfect. ^_^ Oh by the way you should get this book, begginer or not.
A good book  Feb 26, 2004
The fifth book in this series basically brings all of what you learned in the previous books together with some new features. The beginning of this book is dedicated to character types, their common facial features, clothing, etc. The bulk of this book is dedicated to clothing including school uniforms, nightwear, job uniforms, beachwear, skiwear, kung fu costumes, and many more. They also go into small details such as bags, shoes, and guns.

That said, I must say that I really didn't get as much out of this book as I did the other ones. Everything was basically explained in more detail in the previous books. This does give you nice clothes and character types, but you can also come up with that stuff on your own. It's up to you.


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