Book Review: Growlanser Art Works


Growlanser is a Japanese RPG game that I know not of. It appears that there are six titles in the series for the Playstation and Portable. This 176-page artbook collects the art for all the titles.

The character designs from Satoshi Urushihara is as stylized as it can get with the sparkly eyes, shiny hair and elaborate costume designs. The characters are mainly alone on the page although there are a few splash art pages. You can see a level of finesse that goes into the character designs.

While there's design commentary on every page, it's lacking the character profiles. There are quite a lot of characters. There's an interview behind with Satoshi Urushihara, producer Shinjiro Takada, writer Yo Hazuki and designer Akira Odagaki.

This isn't the usual style of art that I go for but I suppose that they have their fans, after all, there are six game titles already out. The original Japanese edition of this book グローランサーアートワークス has very favorable reviews.

If you like the style of art, then you'll like this book.

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Growlanser Art Works

Growlanser Art Works

Growlanser Art Works

Growlanser Art Works

Growlanser Art Works

Growlanser Art Works

Growlanser Art Works

Growlanser Art Works

Growlanser Art Works

Growlanser Art Works

Growlanser Art Works

Growlanser Art Works

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