Masamune Shirow, creator of Ghost in the Shell and Appleseed, is famed worldwide for his groundbreaking contributions to manga and animation, and his work in the game industry is equally impressive. Intron Depot 5: Battalion presents Shirow’s stunning design and conceptual art for Asura Fantasy, RF Online, Fire Emblem, and others, showcasing 128 pages of characters, costumes, weapons, gear, and environments, all in glorious color. In his commentary, Shirow discusses his increasingly sophisticated CG technique as well as the unique demands of working in Japan’s fast-paced game industry. A must for any manga, anime, or gaming enthusiast and essential for any fantasy/science-fiction artist.
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Published by Dark Horse Manga Mar 04, 2014| 128 Pages| ISBN 9781616552732