STUDIO4℃ has announced their plans to celebrate the 10th anniversary of anime feature Tekkonkinkreet, 2006's adaptation of Taiyō Matsumoto's urban parable, directed by American-born effects and visual artist Michael Arias, with events in Japan. as well as a new artbook focusing on characters, release worldwide on April 6th.
The event, tentatively titled Tekkonkinkreet 10th Anniversary Genga/ Key animation Exhibition will run for two months starts April 6th at Fukushima Sakura Yugakusha and feature key animations, image boards, character designs, background arts, and more.
Tekkonkinkreet describes the book:
The new artbook includes never-been-published materials, such as character designs, image boards, and key animations. Following the former two books, Tekkonkinkreet Film ARTBOOK Kuro (Black) side and Shiro (White) side, which included background arts and met with an enthusiastic reception, it is the third bullet for all animation fans! More sample images will be introduced here soon.
■ Release date: April 6th (Shiro’s day)
■ Tekkonkinkreet Film ARTBOOK: Characters
B5 size, hardcover, 192 pages, 2,980 yen
Contents: Character designs, image boards, key animations, and more.
(Captions and texts are in Japanese.)
※ Details and contents are subject to change.
The ARTBOOK will be available prior to the release date on “STUDIO4℃FUN&” from TODAY (February 6th) at 7:00 pm (JST) until April 5th.
There are special bonuses includes autographs by director Michael Arias and the character designer & the supervising animation director Shojiro Nishimi (Limited 100), and hand-drawn key animations used in the movie.