Review: Anime Angels Original Character Artbook

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This is the Anime Angels artbook that was born out of the Kickstarter project back around March 2012.

The books, posters and cards are all published now. Those who have backed the project should be getting their books soon. For those who didn't, there are additional copies available for sale at animeangelsbook.com.

Parka Blogs readers have a special sales page where they can get a $5 discount here valid until 15 Aug 2012: www.animeangelsbook.com/parkablogs.html

Anime Angels has 104 pages and features work from 68 anime artists over the world. The book's curated by editor Bruce Hahne with the goal to help some anime artists get their work in print. Here's his story:

The theme is anime angels. For an indie self-published art book, the works are pretty good overall, especially when you consider it's a collaboration. The illustrations are beautiful and printed mainly full-page. It's enjoying to see the different anime styles and interpretation of the subject matter.

There are lots of good artist to check out, many I've not heard of with the exception of Fred Gallagher (Megatokyo). Cover artist Shilin-Huang is also a great artist. The back of the book has some description for the illustrations as well as the artists' websites.

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You can purchase the art book in the different bundles available:

  • Angel: Paperback + One 5x7 postcard
  • Angel First Class: Paperback + All six 5x7 postcards
  • Cherubim: Hardcover + One 8x10 print
  • Seraphim: Hardcover + All six 8x10 prints + One poster
  • Archangel: Signed and numbered hardcover + All six 8x10 prints + Three posters

They can be shipped internationally. You can also buy the paperback from Amazon.com but there won't be any bonus items. It's a limited print run of 1000 copies, of which 100 are hardcovers.

Note again that if you buy from Parka Blogs readers page on AnimeAngelsBook.com, you get an additional $5 off plus all the bonus goodies. That's valid until 15 August 2012, after which you will have to buy from the main site at the usual price.

Here's the list of artists included:

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