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

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

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by Christopher Hart
 

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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

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!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823029686
Publisher:
Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Series:
Manga Mania Series
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
868,233
Product dimensions:
8.55(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

CHRISTOPHER HART is the world's bestselling author of drawing and cartooning books. His books have sold more than 7.4 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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Manga Mania Magical Girls and Friends: How to Draw the Super-Popular Action Fantasy Characters of Manga 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Anime_obsessed More than 1 year ago
I used it and my first drawing was amazing!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous 10 months ago
Hello Annabeth! Im Lilly. Im friends with our friend Amy. How are you. And nice to meet you!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hi im sara. Cane we be nook freands?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
GIVE ME YOU It's beauty that I see, The beauty that can't fade, Between you and me, With each passing day. What I want is for you, To tell me that you love me, Love me despite my flaws, That you love me, All in all. Give me your smile, So that I may live, For the road that stretches, Mile after mile. Give me your laughter, So when I cry, I hear it and smile, And get up again and try. Give me your hand, And never let go, I'm scared; I don't want to be alone. Give me your beauty, Your dazzling way, The one I see, Each and every day. Give me your memory, The happiness of it, Of you and me, And our first kiss. But and if you must, Leave me- Promise me this; I will get to hold you, And have one last kiss. - Sara Elizibeth 2015
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.