QUOTE (Nacchan @ Oct 18 2010, 08:25 AM)
I was reading the title and the description, and I suddendly had a doubt. Why it talks about "animation"? ;_; I want a manga artbook, not an anime one.T_T Someone could read the description and confirm that I'm wrong?;_;
- Thank you for the new info!
I went to check, and yes the newly added description for the book at Amazon.jp
(the book is now also listed at Japan's Square Enix site
, etc. with brief descriptions) now says: ＴＶアニメーション 「鋼の錬金術師 FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST」 原画集 [大型本], スクウェア・エニックス (編集)
Meaning, it's a collection of original illustrations for TV animation 鋼の錬金術師 FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST (i.e FMA:Brotherhood) and the book is B5 size (according to the book description at Square Enix.jp) and edited by Square Enix.
I assume "original illustrations" in the book description means/includes 設定 (settei) done by Arakawa-sensei for the animation designers, like this: (this one, just as an example of what "settei" looks like, was for Rose for the FMA-1, and it includes Arakawa-sensei's little notes saying "different hair colors" etc.)
from which they decided animation designs for FMA:Brotherhood anime.
(the book description at animate.jp site
for this book clearly says it's a Settei collection ^^)
The book description at Square Enix.jp
also says it also includes comments from Mr. Irie (director of FMA anime), an article by Ms. Nakagawa (FMA:B animation designer, I think ^^) explaining how animators take original "Settei" illustrations and turn them into original anime designs, as well as original FMA: Brotherhood anime color illustrations, etc.
So... this one is probably not a manga artbook, but the collection of original art/illustrations for FMA:Brotherhood anime that contains original Settei drawings/illustrations done by Arakawa-sensei/Ushigoya studio for FMA:B anime.
- A little disappointment that it's not FMA manga art book, but I love reading/viewing Arakawa-sensei's original illustrations, so I'm still looking forward to reading/viewing this book. ^^ (And, still hoping that we'll see another FMA manga artbook in the future.) Edited the thread title accordingly. ^^