Manga Mania Magical Girls and Friends: How to Draw the Super-Popular Action Fantasy Characters of Manga

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Sailor Moon. Card Captor Sakura. Magical Girl Rayearth. They’re magical girls, and they’re some of the biggest names in manga. Magical girls, ordinary schoolgirls given superpowers, are hugely popular in Japan and the United States. Now Christopher Hart shows fans everywhere how to draw these manga shoujo faves. Faces and body proportions, action poses, costumes, expressions, transformations, special effects—they’re all here, all in Hart’s distinctive step-by-step approach. So are magical fighting boys and ...

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Manga Mania Magical Girls and Friends: How to Draw the Super-Popular Action Fantasy Characters of Manga

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Overview

Sailor Moon. Card Captor Sakura. Magical Girl Rayearth. They’re magical girls, and they’re some of the biggest names in manga. Magical girls, ordinary schoolgirls given superpowers, are hugely popular in Japan and the United States. Now Christopher Hart shows fans everywhere how to draw these manga shoujo faves. Faces and body proportions, action poses, costumes, expressions, transformations, special effects—they’re all here, all in Hart’s distinctive step-by-step approach. So are magical fighting boys and everybody’s favorite, the cute, furry manga mascots. Hart demonstrates how to create funny mascots, magical boys, fighting teams, and supporting characters, plus how to design layouts. Magical girls show us that we all have special powers deep inside—now Manga Mania: Magical Girls and Friends let those special drawing powers reveal themselves at last!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823029686
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2006
  • Series: Manga Mania Series
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 460,390
  • Product dimensions: 8.55 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.43 (d)

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Christopher Hart

CHRISTOPHER HART is the world's bestselling author of drawing and cartooning books. His books have sold more than 6 million copies and have been translated into 20 languages. Renowned for up-to-the-minute content and easy-to-follow steps, all of Hart's books have become staples for a new generation of aspiring artists and professionals, and they have been selected by the American Library Association for special notice.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2008

    Hmmm.... Ok, I guess.

    Honestly, this is a very girly book. The drawings are ok... some of them look like Sailor Moon type people, and other people look like chunky dress up dolls that a little kid would play with. This book doesn't give you steps on how to draw, but pictures and tips.. I would not recommened it to people who are just starting out, but to people who can draw very well, or people who can copy pictures. This book also seems like it has tips Disney Princess would give you.. Like : ' Remember, your character just walk into a shoestore with an unlimited credit card! Don't dissapoint her! ' -_- For girls and guys who don't want to draw frilly, long-hair-flowing, bow-wearing girly girls, try a different how to draw book. =3

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2008

    The best Magical Girl book ever!

    Personally, I love this book! It has very neat anime drawings, shows you what to do and what not, and magic boys!! Glamorous Pics, I just got it and when I use it more I'll be able to create the anime series I've been dreaming of!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2007

    It helped me so much!

    Not only did I like this book because I LOVE magical girl shoujo like Sailor Moon, but I really appreciated the fact that I could learn how to draw better. I'm more of a writer, so whether others agree or not, this was a wonderful way to help me understand drawing magical people (and boys and girls in general). Now I can draw beautiful characters to go with my stories!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 17, 2008

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    It really helps!

    I used it and my first drawing was amazing!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2007

    Meh. . .

    This book is okay, I wasn't too impressed with the figures. This is great if you want over-the-top, frilly, overly-girly costumes. The artwork is mediocre in my opinion, I definately expected better.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2006

    this book is good for people who understand manga and magical girls

    this book had absolutely no drawings in it by christopher hart which made me happy! this book explains the fundementals of magical girls, anybody can use this book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2014

    If you like Sailor Moon and you want to draw your own heroine, t

    If you like Sailor Moon and you want to draw your own heroine, this is the book for you! I bought it years ago and it helped me so much. I highly recommended it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2011

    Sorta useless...

    I'm in seventh grade, and a pretty good artist(if I do say so myself). I learned on Mangamania: Romance. That book did help me for a while, and so did his other books. For a while I bought everything that he had touched, but after about six months, that kind of dulled. In this book, I absolutely obsessed over Anzu's and Vanessa Duran's drawings. Other than those, I still say there is not really that much to it other than kind of 'How to Draw Sailor Moon', like the art on the cover. If you find Disney sickening, Sailor Moon annoying, and are disgusted by frills on any level, seriously, don't buy this book because you die from overexposure.

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