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100 Masters Of Bishojo Painting
by BNN Inc.
Those phenomenally popular Japanese anime girls big-eyed beauties with winsome expressions and impossibly flexible bodies are called bishojo, Japanese for beautiful girls. In this eye-popping new book from BNN, you'll find 500 versions of the bishojo gals digitally illustrated by 100 Japanese masters. The cover is designed by one of the genre's most celebrated artists, Ran ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published March 1st 2010 by BNN, Inc.
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New to Bishōjo? It's translated literally from 美少女, which means beautiful young girls. It's not a genre but these girls featured widely in anime and manga, like everywhere.
This is a 216-page paperback loaded with colourful illustrations from 100 artists, with each taking 2 pages. Depending on the size of the drawings, many are full page, each artist has around 5 pieces of art featured. I'm only able to recognise less than a handful of artists from the hundred.