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new Japanese Movie Billboards
Retro Art from a Century of Cinema

A retrospective of the almost extinct phenomenon of billboard painting in Japan, this is a fascinating look at the golden age of cinema seen through the eyes of Japanese artist and media. With cover-to-cover, full-color photos, movie trivia and historical background, Japanese Movie Billboards is more than just a mine of retro-kitsch; it is a unique look at Western cinema from the other side of the world.
96 pages ~ $19.95 ISBN-13: 978-1932897289 ~ 10” x 7.8”

 

new Hayao Miyazaki: A Life in Anime
Famed for his anime extravaganzas such as Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke, Hayao Miyazaki is one of Japan’s most well-known movie names. But who is the man behind the hit anime productions? Through archive material, past interviews, television appearances and newspaper stories, Hayao Miyazaki: A Life in Anime pieces together Miyazaki’s life to reveal a man that even avid fans of his films may not recognize. A fascinating portrait of one of Japan’s greatest living artists.
192 pp ~ $11.95 ISBN: 978-1-932897-47-0 ~ 7.1" x 4.8"
Hayao Miyazaki
Silver Screen Samurai
The Best of Japan's Samurai Movie Posters

For over half a century, samurai movies have wowed the Japanese public - and the world - with their gory sword fights and tear-jerking tales of honor and sacrifice. From Kurosawa's Seven Samurai to anime's Samurai X, this first-ever collection of original samurai movie art pays glorious tribute to a cinematic genre that is truly Japanese. Silver Screen Samurai is a must-have for samurai fans, movie-buffs and lovers of poster art!
112 pages/ $19.95
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Anime Poster Art
Japan's Movie House Masterpieces

Posters, programs and flyers that helped launch a revolution in wide-screen animation. Over 160 full-color images introduce the world's most-loved anime characters in their original Japanese designs. Includes the best of Akira, Dragon Ball Z, Lupin III, Urusei Yatsura, Space Battleship Yamato, Mobile Suit Gundam and the Academy Award-winning Studio Ghibli.
112 pages/ $19.95
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Japanese Movie Posters
Yakuza, Monster, Pink and Horror

A tribute to 50 years of lurid imagery and purple prose created by nameless designers at Japanese film studios. Unforgettable images conjured out of a few still photos, some bold lettering, and plenty of tattoos, swords, guns, baseball bats, ropes, scowls, leers, scars, rubber suits, school uniforms, cartoon characters, and half-naked women. Also includes Sci-Fi, Samurai, Anime and New Cinema.
96 pages/ $19.95
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