How to Draw Manga: Bishoujo Around the World
by Hikaru Hayashi
Pages: 128 (b&w)
Publisher: Graphic Sha (Ju1 2001)
ISBN: 4766111494

Chapter 1: Bishoujo Around the World Character Drawing Theory
Chapter 2: How to Draw Bishoujo From Different Countries and Regions
Chapter 3: Ancient and Prehistoric Bishoujo
Chapter 4: Learn form the Masters- Manga Artists Case Study Techniques

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Book Review by Rio

The Good: This edition is wonderful to learn how to draw manga characters with ethnic background. It covers a wide variety of cultures all around the world by how they are dressed, how thier ethnic clothes is put on (in some cases), and how you would draw that specific ethnicity manga-style.

The Bad: I don't know if this is true with all editions but the book I'm looking through has 8 blank pages. That's right, blank, as in there is nothing printed in that page. You're better off going to the bookstore and checking the book yourself before buying.

Overall: This book only focuses on females but it would've been nice to see males around the world as well. (Hint to Graphic-Sha to make a complementay Bishounen Around the World edition) I really love this book, but was sad to see the blank pages. :(

UPDATE (June 28, 2008): I saw the reprints of this book and they no longer had those blank pages. If you're looking to buy this book, be sure to get the reprints.


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