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Manga Characters Encyclopedia: Female Characters

Manga Characters Encyclopedia: Female Characters

The perfect reference for manga/illustration characters and settings! This book is a character encyclopedia that features a wide selection of archetypes for 10 different genres, from school manga to fantasy. It also introduces basic techniques for combat illustrations.


Chapter 1. Creating characters

Chapter 2. Character design: imagination, creation, expression

Chapter 3. Heroine encyclopedia

1) School manga

2) Business manga

3) Suspense

4) Sport

5) Entertainment

6) Historical manga

7) Fantasy manga

8) Horror & occult manga

9) Battle manga

10) 4-koma manga strips


    ■ by Hikaru Hayashi (Go office), Tsubura Kadomaru

    ■ 257 x 190 mm / 240 pages

    ■ Published in March 2011

    ■ ISBN: 9784798602103

    ■ Japanese title: マンガキャラクター図鑑 女のコ編

    Buy on Amazon Japan


    Rights sold to Taiwan, China, South Korea


    Hikaru Hayashi started to work as a manga artist after graduating in philosophy from the Department of Humanities of the Tokyo Metropolitan University. He received an encouragement award and an honorable mention from Business Jump, and also worked as a manga assistant. In 1997 he founded the manga and design studio Go office. He has authored over 250 manga drawing manuals, some of which have been published overseas as well.


    Tsubura Kadomaru has always loved drawing and sketching, and in middle and high school was the head of the school's art club. She protected the club, that had become a manga study group and Gundam get-together, and its members, raising creators who now work in the game and anime industry. She studied oil painting in the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Tokyo University of the Arts at a time when film studies and contemporary art were thriving. She has authored, edited, and conceived dozens of drawing manuals.

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