The Art of Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles
A must-have for Robotech fans--a full-color tie-in to the new film! Premiering in 1985, Robotech is fondly remembered for its transforming fighter jets, distinctive red logo, and pop-idol heroine. Now twenty-, thirty-, and forty-something fans await the further adventures and ever-expanding lines of merchandise in Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles.
The year is 2044. The people of Earth are finally free from their alien occupiers and prepare to search for Admiral Hunter's missing fleet. But a deadly new adversary threatens to test the limits of the Expeditionary Force's use of Shadow Technology. . .
Included here is everything fans are looking for--series history, plot, character, and mecha guides, plus page after page of detailed film art and drawings--assembled by the film's director and other production insiders.
The film is due for theatrical release in 2006 by FUNimation, with a major DVD release to follow. Robotech is the flagship work of Harmony Gold USA, one of the industry's top studios, and the film marks the return of the much-discussed series of the 1980s that helped create the anime market outside Japan.
Known for his manga/anime style of storytelling, Shadow Chronicles director Tommy Yune broke into the mainstream comic industry in 1999 as writer and artist of the critically acclaimed Speed Racer: Born to Race, followed by Racer X and Danger Girl: Kamikaze. Yune is based in Los Angeles.
Carl Macek is an anime veteran and was executive producer of the original Robotech series.
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I almost thought this was a game art book while doing a quick flip through.
The pages were neatly laid out, with character, mecha, vessels in their many views, together with in-depth profiles.
This book takes an insider look at the evolution of Robotech through the years, with plot guides for the TV series and movie. There are hundreds of full-color images, including photos, film stills and cut out materials that never made it to air.
Artist that draw amazing robots sketches in pencils always amaze me. These are the foundation for some of the 3D models used in the anime.
The best part should probably be the detailed profiles which are always good to read. That perhaps is what makes The Art of Robotech a very informative read.
And yes, this book is for fans only.
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