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September 29, 2014
A rather sexy Marie from Persona 4 the Golden Animation (ペルソナ4 ザ・ゴールデン) illustrated by animator Kei Anjiki (安食圭) for Newtype Magazine (10/2014).

A rather sexy Marie from Persona 4 the Golden Animation (ペルソナ4 ザ・ゴールデン) illustrated by animator Kei Anjiki (安食圭) for Newtype Magazine (10/2014).

September 29, 2014

Super old Hayao Miyazaki (宮﨑駿) image board and animation layout illustrations from Pippi Longstocking (長靴下のピッピ), Panda! Go, Panda! (パンダ・コパンダ), Heidi, Girl of the Alps (アルプスの少女ハイジ) and From the Apennines to the Andes (母をたずねて三千里).

September 29, 2014
Nice and Hajime from Re: Hamatora (Re:␣ ハマトラ), illustrated by animator Makoto Iino (飯野誠) for Newtype Magazine (10/2014). Probably the last time we’ll see them in here… 

Nice and Hajime from Re: Hamatora (Re:␣ ハマトラ), illustrated by animator Makoto Iino (飯野誠) for Newtype Magazine (10/2014). Probably the last time we’ll see them in here… 

September 26, 2014
Space Dandy (スペース☆ダンディ) heroes Dandy, QT and Meow catch some shut-eye in this Nonstyle Dandy tribute illustration by animation director Hiroyuki Aoyama (青山浩行). 

Space Dandy (スペース☆ダンディ) heroes Dandy, QT and Meow catch some shut-eye in this Nonstyle Dandy tribute illustration by animation director Hiroyuki Aoyama (青山浩行). 

September 26, 2014
Great ensemble poster by the PriPara (プリパラ) character designer Shoji Hara (原将治), illustrated as a magazine extra in the October 2014 issue of Animage. 

Great ensemble poster by the PriPara (プリパラ) character designer Shoji Hara (原将治), illustrated as a magazine extra in the October 2014 issue of Animage

September 25, 2014

Princess Mononoke (もののけ姫) animation materials by character designer Masashi Ando (安藤雅司) in the Mononoke Hime Roman Album (Amazon US | JP)

September 25, 2014
Makishima Shogo stands alone in this Newtype Magazine (10/2014) art work for the second series of PSYCHO-PASS (サイコパス), illustrated by animation director Takeshi Ninomiya (二宮壮史).

Makishima Shogo stands alone in this Newtype Magazine (10/2014) art work for the second series of PSYCHO-PASS (サイコパス), illustrated by animation director Takeshi Ninomiya (二宮壮史).

September 24, 2014
Golden Knight Garo from the upcoming anime Garo: Honoo no Kokuin (牙狼 -炎の刻印-) illustrated by the versatile Kill la Kill animation director Takafumi Hori (堀剛史). 

Golden Knight Garo from the upcoming anime Garo: Honoo no Kokuin (牙狼 -炎の刻印-) illustrated by the versatile Kill la Kill animation director Takafumi Hori (堀剛史). 

September 24, 2014
This Halloween-themed Black Butler: Book of Circus poster was one of eight new poster art works that came with the October 2014 issue of Animage Magazine. Animation director Mika Sawada (澤田美香) took the opportunity to make Joker extra fluffy and Ciel characteristically unamused.

This Halloween-themed Black Butler: Book of Circus poster was one of eight new poster art works that came with the October 2014 issue of Animage Magazine. Animation director Mika Sawada (澤田美香) took the opportunity to make Joker extra fluffy and Ciel characteristically unamused.

September 23, 2014

A glimpse at the contents of Masaaki Yuasa’s Sketchbook for Animation Projects (Amazon JP). I took pictures of some of the art work from Mind Game, Kemonozume, Cat Soup, and Crayon Shin-chan. It’s a really massive book (400 pages), and each series is printed on a different colored page to make it easier to flip to the right section!

September 23, 2014
The World Trigger (ワールドトリガー) spread in Otomedia Magazine (10/2014) was illustrated by the other anime character designer, Toshihisa Kaiya (海谷敏久). 

The World Trigger (ワールドトリガー) spread in Otomedia Magazine (10/2014) was illustrated by the other anime character designer, Toshihisa Kaiya (海谷敏久). 

September 23, 2014

The Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt Datencity Paparazzi (Amazon US) art book full front and back slipcover art work featuring the titular characters. It’s also the cover art work for the first two Blu-ray releases, though with a more natural color scheme.