The Sky

The Sky Author Yoshitaka Amano
ISBN-10 1616551607
Year 2013-07-23
Pages 576
Language en
Publisher
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Presents the author's fantasy illustrations commissioned for the first ten video games in the Final Fantasy franchise.

Dawn

Dawn Author Yoshitaka Amano
ISBN-10 1593078684
Year 2009
Pages 115
Language en
Publisher Dark Horse Comics
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The game Final Fantasy is a tale of bold heroes and heroines, breathtaking landscapes and terrifying creatures. "Dawn" collects the paintings, detailed line art, and preliminary sketches designed for the first four games.

Worlds of Amano

Worlds of Amano Author Yoshitaka Amano
ISBN-10 9781621155508
Year 2012-10-09
Pages 153
Language en
Publisher Dark Horse Comics
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Worlds of Amano provides a rare look inside the creative process of one of the most influential popular-culture artists working in Japan in the last thirty years. Originally published in France, Worlds of Amano presents a unique overview of Yoshitaka Amano's diverse work. This vast introduction allows one to take in the full measure of the immense talent of this famous Japanese illustrator, who is so well known for his designs of the Final Fantasy video games. Eclectic and apparently without limit, Amano's art is stunning. Drawing on numerous projects from over the last thirty years with many rarely seen illustrations, this book captures the rare beauty and inspiration of Amano's vision. * Available for the first time in English.

Fairies

Fairies Author Yoshitaka Amano
ISBN-10 9781621155522
Year 2012-10-23
Pages 80
Language en
Publisher Dark Horse Comics
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Yoshitaka Amano's lush ethereal paintings of magical creatures, spirits, goblins, and apparitions have been praised and admired all over the world. In Fairies he turns his considerable talent to capturing in breathtaking images characters from such beloved stories as Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, the wizard Merlin and his muse the intoxicating Nimue, mermaids of the deep as well as his interpretation of fairies from Celtic and Japanese mythology.

The Art of Final Fantasy IX

The Art of Final Fantasy IX Author Brady Games
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105110175226
Year 2000-12-01
Pages 159
Language en
Publisher Brady
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BradyGames The Art of FINAL FANTASY IX features an inside look at the stunning art from FINAL FANTASY IX. The book includes rarely-seen concept art and detailed pencil sketches, an immense collection of character art, airship and vehicle designs, monsters and unique weapon images, and full-page scenes from the most beautiful cinemas in video game history. Entertaining and informative commentary is provided as well as anecdotal captions relevant to story and events of FINAL FANTASY IX.

The Sky

The Sky Author Yoshitaka Amano
ISBN-10 1616550198
Year 2014-11-03
Pages 275
Language en
Publisher Dark Horse Books
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Previously available only as a part of the now sold-out The Sky: The Art of Final Fantasy Boxed Set or still-available The Sky: The Art of Final Fantasy Slipcased Edition, Dark Horse is pleased to offer the stunning visions of designer Yoshitaka Amano as individual volumes. The Sky Book Two contains Amano's sketches and paintings for Final Fantasy IV (1991), V (1992) and VI (1994), depicting characters such as Cecil Harvey, Rydia, Bartz Klauser, Lenna Charlotte Tycoon, Faris Scherwiz, Terra Branford, Locke Cole, Sabin Rene Figaro, Shadow, Setzer Gabbiani, Celes Chere, and, of course, Mog (among many others!). Bonuses include Amano's art for the 1994 Final Fantasy Grand Finale CD, the 1994 Pinball Mandala series, and advertisement lithographs of the 1999 Final Fantasy Collection exclusive watch. The truly impressive Book Two of The Sky is almost twice the size of the other books in the series, yet value priced! Don't miss your chance to return to the strange and beautiful realms of Yoshitaka Amano with The Sky: The Art of Final Fantasy Book Two! Series Overview: Previously available only as a part of the now sold-out The Sky: The Art of Final Fantasy Boxed Set or still-available The Sky: The Art of Final Fantasy Slipcased Edition, Dark Horse is pleased to offer the stunning visions of designer Yoshitaka Amano as three individual volumes.

The World of the Witcher

The World of the Witcher Author CD Projekt Red
ISBN-10 9781621159339
Year 2015-05-19
Pages 181
Language en
Publisher Dark Horse Comics
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Dive deep into the world of monster hunters, as the prominent characters from the universe take you on a guided tour of the fascinating dark fantasy adventure that is The Witcher. This gorgeous, illustrated hardbound volume contains in-depth knowledge about the locales, the deadly beasts that inhabit them, and the lethal weapons used to put them down.

Deva Zan

Deva Zan Author Yoshitaka Amano
ISBN-10 1616550309
Year 2013
Pages 300
Language en
Publisher Dark Horse Books
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In Japanese Buddhism, twelve generals—the Juni Jinsho—stood guard over the cosmos at the points of the zodiac. But now they have vanished, and nothing stands between us and the forces of darkness, except Deva Zan, a samurai without a memory. To restore order to existence, he must marshal not only his own fighting skill, but find companions that can cross the boundaries of time and space—to join him in a battle that will stretch from the fields of ancient Japan, to the streets of modern New York City—and to dimensions beyond human comprehension! Dark Horse has the honor to publish Deva Zan, Yoshitaka Amano's first fantasy novel as an author as well as an illustrator!After an epic ten years of planning, Amano has made Deva Zan his personal expression of the legends of Asia for his Western readership.

Okami

Okami Author Capcom
ISBN-10 1897376022
Year 2008
Pages 285
Language en
Publisher Udon Entertainment Corporation
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- Okami is one of the newest Capcom action games boasting a very unique art style, heavily inspired by Japanese watercolor painting. The Okami Official Complete Works art book will take you behind the scenes to the amazing artwork that defines the wonderful world of this beautiful video game! The 288 full color pages are filled with character and location designs, concept sketches and production notes from the creators giving you an in-depth look at the fantasy world of Okami! A truly inspiring book, translated into English for the first time!

               Author 喜孝·天野
ISBN-10 4756246044
Year 2015-01-02
Pages 206
Language en
Publisher
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A retrospective look at the artistic work of character designer and illustrator Yoshitaka Amano

Final Fantasy and Philosophy

Final Fantasy and Philosophy Author Jason P. Blahuta
ISBN-10 0470730420
Year 2009-09-22
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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An unauthorized look behind one of the greatest video game franchises of all time, Final Fantasy The Final Fantasy universe is packed with compelling characters and incredible storylines. In this book, you'll take a fascinating look at the deeper issues that Final Fantasy forces players to think about while trying to battle their way to the next level, such as: Does Cloud really exist (or should we really care)? Is Kefka really insane? Are Moogles part of a socialist conspiracy? Does the end of the game justify the means? As Mages, Moogles, fiends, and Kefka are mashed together with the likes of Machiavelli, Marx, Foucault, and Kafka, you'll delve into crucial topics such as madness, nihilism, environmental ethics, Shintoism, the purpose of life, and much more. Examines the philosophical issues behind one of the world's oldest and most popular video-game series Offers new perspectives on Final Fantasy characters and themes Gives you a psychological advantage--or at least a philosophical one--against your Final Fantasy enemies Allows you to apply the wisdom of centuries of philosophy to any game in the series, including Final Fantasy XIII Guaranteed to add a new dimension to your understanding of the Final Fantasy universe, this book is the ultimate companion to the ultimate video-game series.

Coffin

Coffin Author Yoshitaka Amano
ISBN-10 1595820612
Year 2006
Pages 199
Language en
Publisher DH Press
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For over 20 years, the character Vampire Hunter D has haunted the imaginations of people around the world, its image forever etched in the mind's eye through the dazzling artwork of Yoshitaka Amano. As the original novels appear in English for the first time, American readers are clamoring for a more extensive look at this singular creation. Coffin obliges. This gorgeous retrospective embraces the full scope of Amano's work with the character: in the novels, as inspiration for the animators of the two theatrical films, rare paintings, and illustrations created for release as limited edition prints. In addition to the breathtaking artwork, Coffin features an original Vampire Hunter D short story by creator Hideyuki Kikuchi, available nowhere else.

The Art of Fallout 4

The Art of Fallout 4 Author Various
ISBN-10 9781630086527
Year 2015-12-08
Pages 367
Language en
Publisher Dark Horse Comics
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Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of Fallout® 3 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim®, welcome you to the world of Fallout® 4 - their most ambitious game ever, and the next generation of open-world gaming. The Art of Fallout 4 is a must-have collectible for fans and a trusty companion for every Wasteland wanderer. Featuring never-before-seen designs and concept art from the game's dynamic environments, iconic characters, detailed weapons, and more -- along with commentary from the developers themselves.

Art of Dragon Age

Art of Dragon Age Author Bioware
ISBN-10 9781616551865
Year 2014-11-18
Pages 266
Language en
Publisher Dark Horse Comics
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Offers a visual look at the process of crafting the newest fantasy video game from Bioware, with extensive artwork and captions from the game developers about the creation of the game.

The Eyes of Bayonetta

The Eyes of Bayonetta Author Sega
ISBN-10 1926778421
Year 2013-12-31
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Udon Entertainment
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Presents conceptual artwork, sketches, and background notes for the action game's characters and environments, as well as creator commentary.