Who are the hottest Japanese video game and animation heroes and heroines? This is a most up-to-date collection of 100 prominent character designers of video games and animation created in 2010 and 2011. No other book collects as many professional works as this book. For game and animation fans, this book allows a comprehensive look at a variety of characters from a range of video game titles, as well as the work of character designers. Designers featured in this book include Shigenori Soejima, Suzuhito Yasuda, Mel Kishida, redjuice, Masayoshi Tanaka, Makoto Tsuchibayashi, aokiume, Takahiro Kishida, Eiji Kaneda, and more. Interviews with Shigenori Soejima ("Catherine," "Persona 3," and "Persona 4") and Eiji Kaneda ("Rezel Cross") make this the definitive book on Japanese video game design.
Yoshiyuki Oba is an editor for PIE International.