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A Tatsuyuki Tanaka Art Book. Tanaka’s detailed artwork is reminiscent of Otomo. He gained a reputation for his masterful animation of Tetsuo’s mutating arm in Akira. He splits time between animating, anime layout and conceptualization, and drawing illustrations and manga.

This is his second art book comprised of assorted artwork from every aspect of his career but all of it is mysterious, intriguing and beautiful. Single illustrations. Storyboards. Animation. Character and Weapon Designs. Some comic stories unusual in style and format. Minimal text in Japanese with some English translations.

From the publisher:

CANNABIS WORKS 2 (“CW2”) is Tatsuyuki Tanaka’s second art collection, and first in 13 years. Tanaka, also works under the name of CANNABIS, is a sought-after Japanese animator and illustrator, who worked for the legendary animation AKIRA. CW2 collects much of his work from 2003 to 2016, and showcases his recent illustrations for books, magazines and record covers, as well as key art for the Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2015. In addition to those works, it features weapon designs for a Japanese movie GANTZ, character designs for a short film A FAREWELL TO WEAPONS; from Katsuhiro Otomo’s film collection SHORT PEACE, and other illustrations for TV animations and video games.Unpublished illustrations and sketches are also included, such as a 22-page silent manga called VISITOR, which is created exclusively for CW2.

A treasured book for anime and comic fans, or art lovers seeking for fresh inspiration.

About the author:

Tatsuyuki Tanaka (CANNABIS) – Born in Fukuoka Prefecture in 1965, a Japanese animation director and illustrator. He is known for the animation movie AKIRA; (key animator), animated TV series Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water; (image board artist), video game Linda (character designer under the name of CANNABIS), OVA ETERNAL FAMILY (storyboard artist and key animator), CM TEMPTATION for NIKE’s Lebron James Chamber of Fear campaign (animator), music video for a Japanese artist Utada’s FLUXIMATION “#12 Wonder Bout” (director and key animator) . Also, he is a director of short animation TOUJIN KIT contributed to animation movie Genius Party Beyond. His recent works are movie GANTZ (weapon designer), music video for Rashad Haughton “Love Like Aliens” (story board artist) , music video for a Japanese artist Akai Ko-en “KOSHIN” (director).

Tatsuyuki Tanaka. Cannabis Works 2: Tatsuyuki Tanaka Art Book. [SN51751X] Tokyo: Wataru Satano, 2016. 2nd. 7.5 x 10.5, 160, color and black & white illustrations, pictorial boards. Tiny bump to one corner otherwise Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket. A Ta