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Range Murata, Others Draw 'Girls & Bicycles' Art Book

posted on 2011-09-27 11:30 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Features Yoshitoshi ABe, Makoto Kobayashi, Mohiro Kitoh, Shirow Miwa, Keitaro Arima, more

The Japanese publisher Wanimagazine released a Shōjo Jitensha Kaihōku (Girl Bicycle Liberation Zone) illustration book on Monday featuring art from illustrator and anime character designer Range Murata (Last Exile, Shangri-La, Solty Rei) and other creators. The 168-page book retails for 1,995 yen (about US$26).

Murata also drew the cover illustration for the book (pictured at right). The book features illustrations from 40 artists on the theme of "girls and bicycles." The book also features articles on buying a bicycle, how to select a bicycle, how to customize a bicycle, and bicycle fashion.

The dōjinshi and anime and manga goods chain Toranoana will also bundle a clear file with the book. Other stores will bundle an illustration card from Murata, Yoshitoshi ABe, or Akatsuki Kato.

The official website for the book is previewing sample illustrations featured in the book. (To view the samples, click on the picture on the bottom left corner of the linked page.)

Other artists featured in the book include:

  • Yoshitoh Asari
  • Yoshitoshi ABe
  • Keitaro Arima
  • Teruhiko Imaizumi
  • okama
  • Kouji Ogata
  • Tomomi Ozaki
  • Fumihiro Katagai
  • Akatsuki Katō
  • Mohiro Kitoh
  • Iou Kuroda
  • Makoto Kobayashi
  • Shiro
  • Kitaro Kousaka
  • Takamichi
  • toi8
  • TOKIYA
  • Seiman Dowman
  • Shin Nagasawa
  • Ugetsu Hakua
  • Ryusuke Hamamoto
  • Butternuts
  • Tomohiro Hirata
  • Shin Hashimoto
  • Masae Hashimoto
  • Motonobu Hori
  • Mahiro Maeda
  • Shirow Miwa
  • Ashita Morimi
  • Hideki Yamada
  • Tomoko Yoneyama
  • Ryo-timo

Source: Comic Natalie

Image © Range Murata / Wanimagazine Co., Ltd.


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