Everyday Scenes from a Parallel World is a celebration of the beauty of the scenes and backgrounds in anime and manga.
This unusual book turns the spotlight exclusively on the scenes and background illustrations.
With only a few ordinary characters in these scenes, attention here is focused on the beauty of the illustrated backgrounds. This book is a collection of background artworks featuring familiar scenes from daily life: nostalgic townscapes, detailed cityscapes, intricate architecture, rooms that look like doll houses, etc.
The illustrations are extremely realistic and detailed, almost like photographs, but at the same time give readers the sense that we are looking at images of a parallel world. The works featured in this title are by 39 well-known, mostly Japanese creators, illustrators and animators.
Frequently overlooked, this book finally gives them the recognition they deserve. Profiles of creators with messages from each, descriptions of each creator’s techniques and preferred materials are written in both Japanese and English text.