Visitors to Comiket 91, December 29-31 at Tokyo Big Sight, are going to get an early chance to pick up a special anime book. The Art of Tadashi Hiramatsu will be the first volume collecting the works of an important creator who worked on Gainax’s ’90s notables, including Neon Genesis Evangelion (key animator), His and Her Circumstances (character designer, chief animation director, opening animator), FLCL (animator director, key animator) and Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi (character design, episode direction, animation direction); not to mention the creative force that bridges 2004’s Re: Cutie Honey (which features different staff in the OVA episodes. He was then back for Rebuild of Evangelion (key animation). And, more recently, he was character designer on Parasyte -the maxim- and Yuri !!! on ICE.
The 200+ A4 variant size (29.7 cm x 22 cm) book will sell for 4000yen + tax. Comiket buyers will also get an exclusive bonus booklet.
A fan assembled perspective on some of Hiramatsu’s work
via Web Animation Magazine
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