How to Draw Manga: Making Anime
by Yoyogi Animation Gakuin, AIC
Pages: 128 (b&w and color)
Publisher: Graphic Sha (Mar 2003)
ISBN: 4766112393

Overview of AIC
Introduction - Animation Process
Learn About Images
Why do Pictures Drawn by Animators Move?
Chapter 1: Drawing Animation Pictures
Chapter 2: How to Add Colors to an Animation
Chapter 3: Drawing Actions
Chapter 4: Tips for Improving the Fun Factor of Animations

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Book Overview by Rio:

The Good: Though to-the-point, everything is explained quite nicely with multiple examples shown in a majority of the areas covered. Tips and other helpful insights are also given for that extra step towards making your own professional animation. There is even a hilarious sample flip animation on the upper right corner of the book you can study.

The Bad: Since they have only so many pages in this book, the depth into which they cover their topics are kept to the specifics. In some areas, it would have been nice if it was covered more precisely. Too bad they don't give a list of companies where you can purchase someof these animation supplies. That would've been nice.

Overall: If you really want to learn about animation, then this is the book for you! Put together by the folks at Yoyogi Animation and AIC who've worked on countless popular animations from Tenchi Muyo!, Ah! My Goddess, Moldiver, and Artimage III to name a few. After reading this book, it demystified the process of animation and I must say that I felt quite confident about making my own animation! ^_^

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