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Best Anime Drawing Books You Must Read

Looking for the best Anime Drawing books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.

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

 Best Anime Drawing Books You Must Read  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

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

 Best Anime Drawing Books You Must ReadLearn all the ins and outs of drawing stunning manga heroines, schoolgirls, and fantasy characters!
Author(s): Christopher Hart

Mastering Manga with Mark Crilley: 30 drawing lessons from the creator of Akiko (2012)

 Best Anime Drawing Books You Must ReadThere’s more to manga than big, shiny eyes and funky hair. In these action-packed pages, graphic novelist shows you step-by-step how to achieve an authentic manga style—from drawing faces and figures to laying out awesome, high-drama spreads.
Author(s): Mark Crilley

Drawing Anime for Beginners in Simple Steps (Book 1): How to Draw Easy Manga Characters Step by Step : Drawing Manga Faces, Body, Figure & Fashion (Learn to Draw Manga) (Volume 1) (2018)

 Best Anime Drawing Books You Must ReadThe pleasure of creating a manga character is immeasurable. The act of building and developing a character is not just linked to the construction of the figure: each character has its own shape, personality and attributes. The artist must take into consideration these qualities in order to build a character that is plausible in the eye of the audience. To get some inspiration, have a look at the lessons to draw hundreds of Characters from Blossom Art Studio.
Author(s): Shizuo Kubo

How to Draw Manga: Basics and Beyond! (2019)

 Best Anime Drawing Books You Must ReadYou want to draw manga, and Manga University will show you how. You’ll get VERY good at this.
Author(s): Manga University , Ryo Katagiri , et al.

Kids Draw Big Book of Everything Manga (2009)

 Best Anime Drawing Books You Must Read• 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

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

 Best Anime Drawing Books You Must ReadBestselling author Christopher Hart goes “manga chic” with this guide to drawing the edgy fashions found in the popular Japanese genre.
Author(s): Christopher Hart

How to Draw Anime Chibi Characters for Kids: A Beginner’s Guide to Drawing the World’s Favorite Manga Characters! (2018)

 Best Anime Drawing Books You Must ReadDo you love anime? Have you always dreamed of being able to draw characters from your favorite shows? If so, then read to the endJapan’s top anime series have made their way onto our TVs, Netflix accounts, and into our hearts.
Author(s): Sora Illustrations

Manga for the Beginner: Everything you Need to Start Drawing Right Away! (Christopher Hart’s Manga for the Beginner) (2008)

 Best Anime Drawing Books You Must ReadGot manga? Christopher Hart’s got manga, and he wants to share it with all his millions of readers—especially the beginners. With Manga for the Beginner, anyone who can hold a pencil can start drawing great manga characters right away. Using his signature step-by-step style, Hart shows how to draw the basic manga head and body, eyes, bodies, fashion, and more.
Author(s): Christopher Hart

Best Anime Drawing Books You Must Read

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 drawing 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.

Anime & Manga Digital Coloring Guide: Choose the Colors That Bring Your Drawings to Life! (With Over 1000 Color Combinations)

Author(s): Teruko Sakurai
ID: 3669757, Publisher: Tuttle Publishing, Year: 2023, Size: 46 Mb, Format: pdf

Design Your Own Anime and Manga Characters: Step-by-Step Lessons for Creating and Drawing Unique Characters - Learn Anatomy, Poses, Expressions, Costumes, and More

Author(s): TB Choi
ID: 3364200, Publisher: Rockport Publishers, Year: 2022, Size: 15 Mb, Format: epub

Drawing and Painting Anime and Manga Faces: Step-By-Step Techniques for Creating Authentic Characters and Expressions

Author(s): Nao Yazawa
ID: 3305282, Publisher: Quarry Books, Year: 2021, Size: 28 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are really record-breakers according to USA Today, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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