*NO LONGER PUBLISHING
Bow down before the might of Samurai Champloo! This hip-hop anime sensation from the creators of the phenomenal Cowboy Bebop series took Cartoon Network's [Adult Swim] audience by storm. Dark Horse is pleased to present the very first Samurai Champloo art book to English-reading fans as directly translated from the original Roman Album edition - a volume published in a prestigious line of Japanese art books! Main characters Mugen, Jin, and Fuu are each profiled at length, all twenty-six episodes are summarized and illustrated with screen captures, and the "Backstage Champloo" chapter features interviews with famed director Shinichiro Watanabe, character designer and chief animator Kazuto Nakazawa, and art director Takeshi Waki. The voice cast is listed with main characters interviewed, the music so essential to the series is explored, and a two-page spread profiles twenty-four diverse influences that helped shape this instant anime classic. Among the many, many other features are pages upon pages of character and device sketches!
107 pages. English Text. Colored. Softcover. Published & Bind in USA.