Water – Hiroyuki Asada Illustrations Art Book Review

Water - Hiroyuki Asada Illustrations Art Book

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Celebrating 25 years of manga/illustration work since his first commission in 1986, Hiroyuki Asada has released “Water”, a compilation of his best pieces including illustrations from his comic series “I’ll”, art work published in “Kikan S” magazine and more.

Water - Hiroyuki Asada Illustrations Art Book
Water - Hiroyuki Asada Illustrations Art Book
Water - Hiroyuki Asada Illustrations Art Book
Water - Hiroyuki Asada Illustrations Art Book

Asada-san’s use of muted colors in his illustration brings to mind another artist, Tatsuyuki Tanaka. ( read the review for his art book Cannabis Works here. )

Water - Hiroyuki Asada Illustrations Art Book
Water - Hiroyuki Asada Illustrations Art Book
Water - Hiroyuki Asada Illustrations Art Book
Water - Hiroyuki Asada Illustrations Art Book
Water - Hiroyuki Asada Illustrations Art Book
Water - Hiroyuki Asada Illustrations Art Book
Water - Hiroyuki Asada Illustrations Art Book

(above) A hint of influence by Range Murata. Asada-san rise to fame is mostly through his popular Steampunk manga series Tegami Bachi, with its own respective art book. If you like his style of illustration, its definitely worth taking a look.

Water - Hiroyuki Asada Illustrations Art Book
Water - Hiroyuki Asada Illustrations Art Book
Water - Hiroyuki Asada Illustrations Art Book
Water - Hiroyuki Asada Illustrations Art Book
Water - Hiroyuki Asada Illustrations Art Book

Asada’s artistic contemporaries are Sho-u Tajima (Psyche) and Obata Takeshi (Death Note), and they are often referred to as the “Aquarius Trio” ( for sharing the same horoscope ). Coincidentally I’ve picked up both their art books in Tokyo as well, ROSARIO YETI and ?blanc et noir?, so do look out for their book reviews coming up soon.

Water – Hiroyuki Asada Illustrations details :

– Dimensions – 11.7 x 8.5 x 0.8 inches
– 120 pages
– Hard cover
– Color, in Japanese

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