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August 22, 2014

Some of the many different looks for Arrietty during the design phase for The Secret World of Arrietty (借りぐらしのアリエッティ), illustrated by Studio Ghibli director Hiromasa Yonebayashi (米林宏昌). There are about 14 different concepts over 10 pages in the art book Hiromasa Yonebayashi Illustrations (Amazon JP | US).

August 21, 2014

Animation director Kouichi Motomura’s (本村晃一) working design process from start to finish for this Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann (天元突破グレンラガン) illustration included in his doujinshi Kouichi Motomura Art Works 2012 Summer. I did like the super angry Viral at the start…

August 21, 2014
This Persona 4 the Golden Animation (ペルソナ4 ザ・ゴールデン) poster was included with the September issue of Newtype Magazine and illustrated by animation director Yuuko Yoshida (吉田優子). 

This Persona 4 the Golden Animation (ペルソナ4 ザ・ゴールデン) poster was included with the September issue of Newtype Magazine and illustrated by animation director Yuuko Yoshida (吉田優子). 

August 20, 2014
Mako cosplays Nonon Jakuzure, Nui Harime, and even Guts in this illustration by Kill la Kill (キルラキル) key animator Ikeda Yumi (池田由美). From the Comiket 86 TakePro (竹プロ) release.

Mako cosplays Nonon Jakuzure, Nui Harime, and even Guts in this illustration by Kill la Kill (キルラキル) key animator Ikeda Yumi (池田由美). From the Comiket 86 TakePro (竹プロ) release.

August 20, 2014
Ragyou Kiryuuin wearing Shinra Koketsu, illustrated by Kill la Kill (キルラキル) character designer Sushio (すしお) in SUSHIO 4.5.

Ragyou Kiryuuin wearing Shinra Koketsu, illustrated by Kill la Kill (キルラキル) character designer Sushio (すしお) in SUSHIO 4.5.

August 20, 2014
The September 2014 issue of Animage Magazine came with an extra long pin-up of Shuuya Kano from Mekakucity Actors (メカクシティアクターズ), illustrated by animation director Takumi Yokota (横田拓己). 

The September 2014 issue of Animage Magazine came with an extra long pin-up of Shuuya Kano from Mekakucity Actors (メカクシティアクターズ), illustrated by animation director Takumi Yokota (横田拓己). 

August 19, 2014
Newly illustrated Black Butler: Book of Circus (黒執事 Book of Circus) art work by animation director Hitomi Ochiai (落合瞳) for Anime CUTiE Magazine (Amazon US | JP). It’s the cover art and also comes on a mini clear file included in the back of the magazine.

Newly illustrated Black Butler: Book of Circus (黒執事 Book of Circus) art work by animation director Hitomi Ochiai (落合瞳) for Anime CUTiE Magazine (Amazon US | JP). It’s the cover art and also comes on a mini clear file included in the back of the magazine.

August 19, 2014

Background art work from Inari Kon Kon (いなり、こんこん、恋いろは。) by art director Joe Onishi (大西穣). The backgrounds for the anime series are based on the real life district of Fushimi in Kyoto.

August 18, 2014

Cute, sketched advertisements for Barakamon (ばらかもん) that have been running in Animedia Magazine the past couple of months.

August 18, 2014
The extra-large Bakumatsu Rock (幕末Rock) poster included with PASH! Magazine (09/2014) was illustrated by the anime character designer Akiharu Ishii (石井明治).

The extra-large Bakumatsu Rock (幕末Rock) poster included with PASH! Magazine (09/2014) was illustrated by the anime character designer Akiharu Ishii (石井明治).

August 18, 2014
Art from Re:␣Hamatora (Re:␣ ハマトラ) looking very regal upon his throne was once again illustrated by Tohyama Maki (東山マキ) for Animedia Magazine.

Art from Re:␣Hamatora (Re:␣ ハマトラ) looking very regal upon his throne was once again illustrated by Tohyama Maki (東山マキ) for Animedia Magazine.

August 17, 2014

sushiobunny:

Some of Sushio’s fabled prototype designs for Kill la Kill, straight from “The Art of KLK” book. Picture course of an /a/non who has kindly promised to eventually scan it and upload it to the usual sources. And yes, that is Satsuki with short hair.