The colors in this book are so vibrant, it’s really a treat for the eyes. Iroiro by Kato Kazue is 150 pages brimming with color, energy and personality. Thankfully the whitespace is kept to a minimum and the layouts show off the artwork instead of the book design.
Flowing fabrics, jewels, wind swept hair, mythology, sparkles and so on. Fushigi Yugi by Yuu Watase is a Shojo Isekai reverse harem (sans the game mechanic trope) What’s not to love? My only question, where is truck kun?
Where ever you are in your manga art journey, do not sleep on this gorgeous pair of illustration books from the manga series Tokyo Ghoul by Sui Ishida. I have found them inspiring and they are a joy to look through.
This was the first manga artbook I ever bought and it’s well loved and getting quite worn. Bleach, by Tite Kubo was definitely the anime that got me hooked, and eventually inspired me to work on my own manga, so naturally it has a special spot in the bookshelf of my heart.
If you collect Manga art books, Naruto is obviously a classic and the first book is a must have. The other two are skippable but If you love the show, all three are reasonably priced and well laid out so…they’re fine I guess.