Eleven-year-old Satsuki and her sassy little sister Mei are overjoyed about moving into a historic country house with teir dad – but the girls don’t realise what a delightful adventure awaits them there. While exploring their sprawling home and the beautiful rural area that surrounds it, Satsuki & Mei meet Granny, a sweet old woman, and her timid grandson Kanta. They also experience firsthand the magic of the Soot Sprites,mysterious creatures that live in the walls, and discover a huge camphor tree that just might be enchanted…
Ismeretlen szerző - Japanese Comickers
Where else can you find such an incredible collection of 14 young comic, anime and manga artists willing to share the secrets of their techniques? Each artist includes a brief biography, the most representative work and a gallery of their best work with step-by-steps on how to create the work. The last chapter features a who’s who in the industry or "Tree of Japanese Comickers" and information about the art materials used by each artist along with a glossary of terms unique to Japanese comic/anime illustrations.
Ismeretlen szerző - Japanese Comickers 2
Following the success of _Japanese Comickers_, this book profiles twelve Japanese and Korean artists working in anime and manga – all of whom eagerly discuss their work and share their thoughts on this incredible and increasingly popular genre. Some featured artists use digital tools to create their work, while others work in more traditional media. Each of the twelve profiles in _Japanese Comickers 2_ includes a brief biography of the artist, a visual of his or her most representative work, and a pictorial gallery with detailed explanations of their techniques. Also included is information on the materials used by each artist and a glossary of terms unique to manga and anime. A showcase of the cutting-edge vanguard of anime and manga illustration and a valuable how-to guide for aspiring artists, _Japanese Comickers 2_ is an essential addition to every fan's library.
Rika Sugiyama - Comic Artists – Asia
The Japanese comic style – manga – has become wildly popular throughout North America and the rest of the world, as evidenced by Harper Design's bestselling _"Japanese Comickers."_ But the latest vanguard of artists working in this style come not only from Japan, but also Korea (where comics are called "manhwa") and China (where they are called "manhua.") Therefore to follow-up the success of _"Japanese Comickers,"_ Harper Design is proud to present _Comic Artists – Asia_ featuring rising comics artists from Korea and Taiwan as well as Japan. _Comic Artists – Asia_ introduces the work of a dozen promising young artists who are non-professional or semi-professional in Japan, Korea and Hong Kong. Each artist profile includes an interview, providing insight into how they work and how they regard their craft as well as a gallery of their breathtaking imagery and step-by-step or idea sources how they work. A sumptuous presentation of the most cutting-edge practitioners of today's most popular cartooning style, _Comic Artists – Asia_ is an indispensable addition to every manga fan's collection.
Ismeretlen szerző - The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia (angol)
_The Legend of Zelda_ franchise has set the industry standard for riveting game play and immersive story lines. With each game, players have discovered a story of destinies intertwined and heroes emerging from humble beginnings to overcome to most impossible of odds. Now, Dark Horse Books and Nintendo invite you to take an in-depth look at the creation of one of the most beloved gaming franchises of all time. Containing never-before-seen concept art, character designs, the official chronology of the games, the history of Hyrule, and much more, _The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia_ brings an unprecedented look into the making of _The Legend of Zelda_ series!
Ismeretlen szerző - Style School 3
Learn the techniques of Japan's top manga and anime artists in this third volume of Japan's leading manga and anime instructional magazine, showing step-by-step methods to help today's up-and-coming illustrators master the use of pen, brush, paint, marker, screen tones, computer modeling, and other tricks of the trade. Gain insight into the weapons of choice of today's top creators, especially those brands and tools that are so hard to find outside Japan. Experience the eye-popping art of tomorrow's manga and anime stars, with page after gorgeous page of spectacular visual imagination.
Ismeretlen szerző - Style School 2
Dark Horse's second volume of Japan's leading manga and anime instructional magazine is on the way! Learn the techniques of Japan's top manga and anime artists in Style School, showing step-by-step methods to help today's up-and-coming illustrators master the use of pen, brush, paint, marker, screen tones, computer modeling, and other tricks of the trade. Gain insight into the weapons of choice of today's top creators, especially those brands and tools that are so hard to find outside Japan. See for the first time the eye-popping art of tomorrow's manga and anime stars, with page after gorgeous page of spectacular visual imagination. And find out how to submit your work to be considered for publication in upcoming issues of SS Magazine in Japan!
Ismeretlen szerző - Style School 1
Japan's leading manga illustration instructional guide (titled SS Magazine in Japan) comes to America! Learn the techniques of Japan's top manga and anime artists in Style School, showing step-by-step methods to help today's up-and-coming illustrators master the use of pen, brush, paint, marker, screen tones, computer modeling and other tricks of the trade. Gain insight into the weapons of choice of today's top creators, especially those brands and tools that are so hard to find outside Japan. See for the first time the eye-popping art of tomorrow's manga and anime stars, page after gorgeous page of spectacular visual imagination. And find out how to submit your work to be considered for publication in upcoming issues of SS Magazine in Japan!
ricorico - Manga Fashion
Featuring twenty-five iconic fashion styles, _Manga Fashion_ is filled to the brim with gorgeous girls in dazzling clothes. Seventy-three of Japan's top manga artists portray key styles from party to romantic, gothic lolita to nautical. Descriptions of the different styles break them down into their essential components—types of clothing, shoes, and accessories, as well as how the looks developed and what kind of modern manga girls wear them. Classic items like miniskirts, kimonos, military jackets, and ball gowns are covered, as are accessories including high heels, obis, and hair ribbons. And as the cherry on this manga sundae, two manga paper dolls can be found in the back of the book, accompanied by stylish outfits and accessories.
ricorico - Gothic Lolita Punk
A showcase of the cutting-edge vanguard of Gothic Lolita and punk drawing, and a valuable how-to guide for aspiring artists. _Gothic Lolita Punk_ profiles top Japanese and Korean Gothic Lolita artists working in this hugely popular area of anime and manga—all of whom eagerly discuss their work and share their thoughts on this incredible and increasingly popular genre. Each profile includes a biography of the artist, a visual of his or her most engaging representative work, and a pictorial gallery with detailed explanations of their techniques. Also included is information on the materials used by each artist, how-to draw and illustrate guidelines, and a glossary of terms for drawing lifelike Gothic Lolita manga and anime characters.
Shungiku Nakamura - Junjou Romantica 1.
Misaki, struggling to pass his college entrance exams, is in need of a tutor to help pump up his failing grades. Unfortunately, his only option is the cool and sexy Akihiko Usami. Usami happens to be a famous boys' love novelist, which doesn't exactly float Misaki's boat, especially since his main characters are "Akihiko" and "Takahiro," the name of Misaki's older brother and Usami's childhood friend. Understandably, Misaki is pretty disgusted by the thought of someone using his older brother as his personal fantasy-material, but then after some tender loving from Usami, Misaki is also pretty confused. He may even be developing feelings for the older man... And when Takahiro introduces them to his lovely (female) fiancée, so begins the bumpy relationship of this odd couple, filled with comedy and pure romance.
Kaori Yuki - The Art of Angel Sanctuary - Angel Cage
This stunning illustration collection includes art from volumes 1-8 of this bestselling manga series, along with information about characters and an exclusive interview with creator Kaori Yuki.
Toboso Yana - Black Butler 9.
Earl Ciel Phantomhive’s quietude is interrupted as Queen Victoria’s very own butlers commandeer Phantomhive Manor for a lavish banquet sanctioned by Her Majesty. Preparations for such an event are quick work in the hands of Sebastian, the house’s most able butler, but corralling the eminent guests may prove to be rather more of a challenge. For this dinner party is anything but festive, and as a stormy night batters the outside of the grand residence, a far more violent storm begins to unfurl within. And no one is safe from the havoc it will wreak—not even one seemingly impervious manservant…
Kazuki Sakuraba - Takeda Hinata - Gosick 1.
The year is 1924, the place, Sauville, a small European country neatly tucked beside the Alps… Kazuya Kujo has been studying abroad at the prestigious Saint Marguerite Academy, where urban legends and horror stories are all the rage. Most Kazuya ignores–but the story of the Queen Berry, a mysterious ghost ship, really gets to him. Of course, his brainy friend Victorique is much more intrigued by true stories, and she uses her unrivaled logic to solve mysteries even the town’s famous detective can’t. Ironically, it’s Victorique’s inquisitive nature that leads the duo to board a ship that matches the Queen Berry’s description to a tee, a ship that might just hold the key to solving a sinister mystery… Kazuki Sakuraba’s modern twist on Holmes and Watson–pairing Victorique, a wizened young girl with doll-like looks and her eager-to-please sidekick Kazuya–make this international bestseller a must-read murder mystery.
Ayano Yamane - Finder 1.
Freelance photographer Akihito Takaba is captured by the very subject he’s been stalking in his viewfinder—the handsome and enigmatic crime lord Ryuichi Asami! The older man ravages him, both body and mind. Does this mean the end for the naive photographer, or will he live to shoot another day?
Nobuhiro Watsuki - Rurouni Kenshin 12 (angol)
Packed with action, romance and historical intrigue, Rurouni Kenshin is one of the most beloved and popular manga series worldwide. Set against the backdrop of the Meiji Restoration, it tells the saga of Himura Kenshin, once an assassin of ferocious power, now a humble rurouni, a wandering swordsman fighting to protect the honor of those in need. A hundred and fifty years ago in Kyoto, amid the flames of revolution, there arose a warrior, an assassin of such ferocious power he was given the title Hitokiri: Manslayer. With his bloodstained blade, Hitokiri Battosai helped close the turbulent Bakumatsu period and end the reign of the shoguns, slashing open the way toward the progressive Meiji Era. Then he vanished, and with the flow of years became legend.
Nigella Lawson - Nigellissima
Nigellissima takes inspiration from Italian cooking to bring the spirit of Italy into the kitchen and onto the plate, pronto. At the heart of Italian cookery lies a celebration of food that is fresh, tasty and unpretentious; Nigella Lawson reflects this in recipes that are simple and speedy, elevating everyday eating into no-fuss feasts. Italian food has colonised the world. Nigellissima shows us how and why in over 100 delicious dishes - from telephone-cord pasta with Sicilian pesto to the crustless Meatzza, from Sardinian couscous to Venetian stew, from penne to papardelle, from rag to risotto, from Italian apple pie and no-churn ices to panna cotta and sambuca kisses - in a round-Italy quickstep that culminates in a festive chapter of party food, with an Italian-inspired Christmas feast as its mouthwatering centrepiece. From the traditional to the unfamiliar, here are recipes to excited the taste buds and the imagination, without stressing the cook. Nigella's gastronomic heart is in Italy, and in this new book she conjures up, with passionate relish, the warmth, simplicity and directness of Italian cooking, with an Anglo-twist. Illustrated with gorgeous photographs to instruct and delight Nigellissima is accompanied by a major new BBC TV series.
Edgar Allan Poe - Kegyetlen mesék / Cruel tales
A világ nem kedveli a szabálytalan géniuszokat. Legszívesebben csörgősipkát húzna rájuk, vagy ketrecbe zárva mutogatná őket. Edgar Allan Poe is megelőzte korát, semmiképpen sem illett a hangsúlyozott realitások és az érzelgős útszéliség Amerikájába. Más volt: tragikusan, félreértetten, kiemelkedően, nyugtalanítóan más. Élete misztikus zarándoklat a rettegés birodalmán át. Mintha nem is bölcsőben, hanem játékkoporsóban ringatták volna, mintha a temetők fölött lebegő őszi holdfény lenne számára a napfény. Alakjáról és életművéről máig sem született megnyugtató értékelés. Túlságosan is egyéni volt. Túlságosan nehéz lett volna vele bármelyik kortársat is egy lapon emlegetni. Az ő prózájában soha nincs üresjárat. Finoman rezdülő, de acélvázkánt feszes novelláiban olykor az utolsó szó a poén. A Poe összes műveit felölelő kétnyelvű sorozat ötödik kötetében található `kegyetlen mesék` - felnőtt mesék. Kegyetlen helyzetek (_Kutyaszorító_), megpróbáltatások (_A kút és az inga_, _A Maelström poklában_), szenvedélyek (_A találka_), tréfák (_Jeruzsálemi mese_, _Pestiskirály_), módszerek (_Dr. Kátrány és Toll Professzor_), feltételek (_Három vasárnap egy hétben_), rejtvények (_Az aranybogár_) és átverések (_Légből kapott koholmány_) sorakoznak a kötetben. A novellák a léleknek a halál és őrület határán tátongó mélységeit, a tudomány és iszonyat találkozásait tárják fel költői szavakban, az emelkedett előadás hideg nyugalmában.
Nanae Chrono - Vassalord 4. (angol)
Together again at last after their excursion into Italy, it's going to be a hot and heavy reunion for Charley and Rayflo. And apparently a short-lived one. Still on edge about Barry and his machinations, Rayflo is reluctant to get his favorite vassal involved, and so as soon as they escape Yaoding, he's off again. In the meantime, Father Mailer is back on the scene, and with no time to mourn over his absent Master, Charley continues hot on the trail of the mysterious Vassalord! But a romantic night at the opera leads to surprises all around...
Hiroshi Sakurazaka - All You Need Is Kill
When the alien Mimics invade, Keiji Kiriya is just one of many recruits shoved into a suit of battle armor called a Jacket and sent out to kill. Keiji dies on the battlefield, only to be reborn each morning to fight and die again and again. On his 158th iteration, he gets a message from a mysterious ally--the female soldier known as the Full Metal Bitch. Is she the key to Keiji's escape or his final death?
Barbara Lazar - The Pillow Book of the Flower Samurai
In the rich, dazzling, brutal world of twelfth century Japan, one young girl begins her epic journey, from the warmth of family to the Village of Outcasts. Marked out by an auspicious omen, she is trained in the ancient warrior arts of the samurai. But it is through the power of storytelling that she learns to fight her fate, twisting her life onto a path even she could not have imagined..