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Best Anime Art Books Worth Your Attention

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Anime Art books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

The Master Guide to Drawing Anime: How to Draw Original Characters from Simple Templates (2015)

 Best Anime Art Books Worth Your AttentionNothing brings anime artists more satisfaction than creating original characters to use in a comic strip or graphic novel. Bestselling how-to-draw author Christopher Hart helps them reach this goal by providing insight into the six most popular anime types: schoolgirls, schoolboys, preteens, vengeful bad guys, humorous personalities, and fantasy figures.
Author(s): Christopher Hart

The Master Guide to Drawing Anime: Amazing Girls: How to Draw Essential Character Types from Simple Templates (2017)

 Best Anime Art Books Worth Your AttentionLearn all the ins and outs of drawing stunning manga heroines, schoolgirls, and fantasy characters! In his follow-up to the bestselling Master Guide to Drawing Anime, Christopher Hart focuses on some of the popular, dynamic, and beautiful females who populate the world of anime.
Author(s): Christopher Hart

Kids Draw Big Book of Everything Manga (2009)

 Best Anime Art Books Worth Your Attention• Bumper book of 256 manga-packed pages • Learn to draw manga, step by step • One gigantic celebration of manga mania Kids are drawn to manga like magnets, and Christopher Hart’s manga books are among the hottest sellers of all books, with more than 2.5 million copies in print. Now Watson-Guptill has gathered Hart’s four best-selling Kids Draw books and combined them into one giant manga book.
Author(s): Christopher Hart

Beginner’s Guide to Creating Manga Art: Learn to Draw, Color and Design Characters (2013)

 Best Anime Art Books Worth Your AttentionBursting with knowledge and brilliant artwork, Beginner’s Guide to Creating Manga Art offers a comprehensive, practical guide to this art form and is an unmissable title for anyone wanting to learn how to capture that classic manga style.Beginner’s Guide to Creating Manga Art explores the core aspects of this artistic style and takes you through the process of designing manga- and anime-style characters from the…
Author(s): Steven Cummings, Gonzalo Ordoñez, et al.

The Master Guide to Drawing Anime: Tips & Tricks: Over 100 Essential Techniques to Sharpen Your Skills (2018)

 Best Anime Art Books Worth Your Attention  This is the guide that all anime and manga artists—of any level—need! Chris Hart delves deep into the specifics of drawing anime characters and scenes and explores every aspect of anime forms. He reveals his secrets for composing a complete picture, and discusses rarely covered topics.
Author(s): Christopher Hart

Pop Manga Coloring Book: A Surreal Journey Through a Cute, Curious, Bizarre, and Beautiful World (2016)

 Best Anime Art Books Worth Your AttentionThis one-of-a-kind book offers you the opportunity to collaborate with d’Errico, adding your colors to her gorgeous black and white linework.
Author(s): Camilla d’Errico

Manga for the Beginner Kawaii: How to Draw the Supercute Characters of Japanese Comics (Christopher Hart’s Manga for the Beginner) (2012)

 Best Anime Art Books Worth Your AttentionKawaii—so cute it hurts! You probably know this already, but the superpopular manga genre of Kawaii is everywhere! From Hello Kitty to Pokémon, these supercute Kawaii creatures are taking over. These characters are intensely cute, simple to draw, and colorfully graphic. The Kawaii genre puts its supercute stamp on a variety of well-known manga staples from adorable anthros to lovable monsters and animals to dark-but-still-cute Goths.
Author(s): Christopher Hart

The Manga Fashion Bible: The Go-To Guide for Drawing Stylish Outfits and Characters (2016)

 Best Anime Art Books Worth Your AttentionBestselling author Christopher Hart goes “manga chic” with this guide to drawing the edgy fashions found in the popular Japanese genre. Packed with tutorials, his stylish drawing bible offers many enticing projects for aspiring artists, from creating classic outfits worn by popular manga characters to depicting the newest trends emerging from Tokyo.
Author(s): Christopher Hart

Blank Comic Book Notebook: Create Your Own Comic Book Strip, Variety of Templates For Comic Book Drawing, (Super Hero Comics)-[Professional Binding] (2017)

 Best Anime Art Books Worth Your AttentionBuy With Confidence ***** My daughter is interested in making comics. This book was the perfect gift to get her started.
Author(s): Blank Comic Book, Art for Kids

Supercute Animals and Pets: Christopher Hart’s Draw Manga Now! (2013)

 Best Anime Art Books Worth Your AttentionFocusing on the charming and adorable pets and animals that enrich manga stories, Supercute Animals and Pets teaches readers how to draw animals from a fox, to a cow, to a penguin, all in the style of manga. After an introduction to basic body constructions, faces, tails, legs, and more, readers will have a chance to follow along Hart’s in-depth step-by-steps, and will even be invited to draw on their own, right in the book’s pages.
Author(s): Christopher Hart

Best Anime Art Books Worth Your Attention

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some anime art books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Draw Quick & Easy Anime Manga Hands

Author(s): Mei Yu
ID: 3284535, Publisher: Mei Yu Art Inc., Year: 2022, Size: 3 Mb, Format: epub

Japan from Anime to Zen: Quick Takes on Culture, Art, History, Food . . . and More

Author(s): David Watts Barton
ID: 2972912, Publisher: Stone Bridge Press, Year: 2021, Size: 1 Mb, Format: epub

Draw Quick & Easy Anime Manga Eyes

Author(s): Mei Yu
ID: 3284531, Publisher: Mei Yu Art Inc., Year: 2021, Size: 3 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are absolutely hot items according to Los Angeles Times, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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