KISS AND CRY Materials Collection : Characters & Storyboards by Yasuomi Umetsu

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This book contains all of the character designs and over 60 image boards that Yasuomi Umetsu drew for the “KISS AND CRY” theatrical animation project.

Yasuomi Umetsu is an internationally acclaimed animation genius whose works include “A KITE,” “MEZZO FORTE,” and “Wizard Barristers Benmashi Cecil”.

“KISS AND CRY” was originally planned between “A KITE” (1998) and “MEZZO FORTE” (2000). Although frozen, the “KISS AND CRY” project has not disappeared, and is still being reworked in parallel with other works.

This book is based on the “Yasuomi Umetsu’s Thin Book” published in 2015 as a booklet for events, and the character designs and image boards included in the book are similar to those in the original.

The format and the pages in the back of the book are different, and the book is now A4 size instead of B5 size, which means that the illustrations are recorded in a larger size.

Release Date:
January, 2023

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Yasuomi Umetsu

Animation director, character designer, animator. Born December 19, from Fukushima Prefecture. A talented animator who has been active at the forefront of animation since the early 80’s. The OVA “A Kite” produced in 1998 gained a lot of support not only in Japan but also in Hollywood.

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Weight 501 g

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