YASUO OTSUKA’S MECHANICAL ARTWORKS LUPIN IIIRD
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Yasuo Otsuka, a master of the anime world, is said to say, “If you draw a vehicle or mecha, there is no one right way.” An art book that explores his words is born!
At the end of the Pacific War, a young Otsuka was impressed by the steam locomotive he saw in his hometown, and started sketching. After the Allies defeated Japan, he was still fascinated by military vehicles and pursued their principle of movement. His observing eyes produced dynamic drawings, leading up to the dawn of Japanese animation.
With works such as “Lupin III Cagliostro’s Castle”, he created a famous scene of a car that surprised the world. In addition, he cooperated with model-makers by making use of his vast mechanic knowledge, and contributed to the birth of Tamiya’s popular series “Comical Mini 4WD”.
In this book, Yasuo Otsuka’s mechanic world is unraveled using the compositions of “Lupin III and mechanics”, “military vehicles”, “models, RC cars, mini 4WD”, and “locomotives”.
The story behind the birth of “TV series” Lupine III “PART1” and contributions from celebrities who have a close relationship with Yasuo Otsuka are included.
This is a gem that looks back on Yasuo Otsuka’s achievements in many fields!