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Roman Album: Samurai Champloo download ebook

by Kazuto Nakazawa,Shinichiro Watanabe

Roman Album: Samurai Champloo download ebook
ISBN:
1593076428
ISBN13:
978-1593076429
Author:
Kazuto Nakazawa,Shinichiro Watanabe
Publisher:
Dark Horse (March 13, 2007)
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Pages:
104 pages
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1347 kb
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1435 kb
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Rating:
4.6

Bow down before the might of Samurai Champloo! This hip-hop anime sensation from the creators of the phenomenal .

Bow down before the might of Samurai Champloo! This hip-hop anime sensation from the creators of the phenomenal Cowboy Bebop series took Cartoon Network's audience by storm.

Shinichirō Watanabe, Kazuto Nakazawa. This hip-hop anime sensation from the creators of the phenomenal "Cowboy Bebop" series took Cartoon Network's audience by storm.

Samurai Champloo (Japanese: サムライチャンプルー, Hepburn: Samurai Chanpurū), stylized as SAMURAI CHAMPLOO, is a Japanese anime series developed by Manglobe. It featured a production team led by director Shinichirō Watanabe, character designer Kazuto Nakazawa. It featured a production team led by director Shinichirō Watanabe, character designer Kazuto Nakazawa and mechanical designer Mahiro Maeda. Samurai Champloo was Watanabe's first directorial effort for an anime television series after the critically acclaimed Cowboy Bebop.

Kazuto Nakazawa, Shinichiro Watanabe. Bow down before the might of Samurai Champloo! This hip-hop anime sensation from the creators of the phenomenal Cowboy Bebop series took Cartoon Network's audience by storm.

It also contains Backstage Champloo chapter, which features interviews with famed director Shinichiro Watanabe, and others.

It profiles the main characters Mugen, Jin, and Fuu, as well as summarizes and illustrates twenty-six episodes with screen captures. It also contains Backstage Champloo chapter, which features interviews with famed director Shinichiro Watanabe, and others.

Samurai champloo (Kazuto Nakazawa). What others are saying. Samurai Champloo character designs.

Samurai Champloo has many similarities to Shinichirō Watanabe's other work Cowboy Bebop.

Funimation began licensing the series after Geneon ceased production of its titles. It was also licensed for English releases in the United Kingdom by MVM Films, and in Australia and New Zealand by Madman Entertainment.

Samurai Champloo (サムライチャンプルー Samurai Chanpurū?) is a Japanese anime series developed by Manglobe. It was broadcast in Japan on Fuji TV on May 20, 2004 and ran for twenty-six episodes until its conclusion on March 19, 2005.

Bow down before the might of Samurai Champloo! This hip-hop anime sensation from the creators of the phenomenal Cowboy Bebop series took Cartoon Network's [Adult Swim] audience by storm. Dark Horse is pleased to present the very first Samurai Champloo art book to English-reading fans as directly translated from the original Roman Album edition - a volume published in a prestigious line of Japanese art books! Main characters Mugen, Jin, and Fuu are each profiled at length, all twenty-six episodes are summarized and illustrated with screen captures, and the "Backstage Champloo" chapter features interviews with famed director Shinichiro Watanabe, character designer and chief animator Kazuto Nakazawa, and art director Takeshi Waki. The voice cast is listed with main characters interviewed, the music so essential to the series is explored, and a two-page spread profiles twenty-four diverse influences that helped shape this instant anime classic. Among the many, many other features are pages upon pages of character and device sketches!
Reviews:
  • Ustamya
This is a priceless resource that every single Champloo fan should own. it has literally everything: not just the character and weapon model sheets, background art and episode synopses you'd expect in such a volume - and all of those are excellent - but a wealth of background information and detail, including the names of characters who were never called by name in the episodes, music, place and historical details, comments from dirctor Watanabe, and much more. THE Champloo reference book. We owe Dark Horse a ton of gratitude for making it available to us in English.

The U.S. edition has, however, one glitch: due to some oversight in the translation and editing process, the summary for episode 8, "The Art of Altercation", was left out, with the summary for episode 10 in its place (which also appears in its correct spot two pages later). We got in touch with Dark Horse and let them know, and they were nice enough to send us a copy of the correct summary, which you can read at my Champloo website AMALGAM (Google it and click on the 'Merch' button; it's under 'Books and Manga'.)

But it is a terrific book, and no joke, if you are a Champloo aficionado you can't be without it.
  • Ishnjurus
If You Liked the Series You will Like this book, plenty of nice art work of characters, would have liked if instead of small pictures it had larger pictures of scenes from the show. Has nice commentary section of how the show was made.
  • Adorardana
Great book. Lots of interviews, show stills, and behind the scenes info of Samurai Champloo.
  • DART-SKRIMER
This book has a little bit of everything that I wanted; art, interviews, and story. I'm glad that I made this purchase.
  • Dagdalas
I ordered this book as a companion to "Battlecry: The Art Of Samurai Champloo", specially for the information on the production. On that sense is very complete; interview with the director, extensive information on the soundtrack, influence chart for the production, and a lot of entertaining and useful information for the fans of this show. Highly recommended.

However, I must say that the book arrived in a very bad condition. Since I live in South America, it'd be a major hassle to ask for a replacement, but I'm pretty sure that the condition of the book is not a product of shipping and handling. It was heavily discounted, and it was the last one in stock, but nevertheless this was a big letdown.
  • Blackbrand
Any fan of the hip, visually stunning anime "Samurai Champloo" must have this companion book in their collection! With its synopsis guide for all 26 of the series' episodes, creator interviews, character sketches and more, ROMAN ALBUM: SAMURAI CHAMPLOO offers a nice behind-the-scenes look at the anime. The publisher did a great job translating this book, and I'm glad they kept the original right-to-left orientation for the layout.

Unfortunately, I do have a couple of small qualms. Considering how great the animation and designs are in the anime, I'd hoped ROMAN ALBUM to really showcase the artwork. But many of the production stills are microscopically small and hard to appreciate. (And here's my personal beef: there were no stills of ultra-sexy-Jin with his hair down from episode #26! Considering that's one of the rare scenes in the series where we see Jin with a difference appearance--his stint in drag notwithstanding--I think it would've been a nice treat.) I also would've liked to see more concept art from the anime production, and a short insert on the English voice cast who did a great job with the dubs.

Those brief issues aside, I've really been enjoying my copy of ROMAN ALBUM. Not only will other Champloo fans love it also, but anyone who is curious about the series and wants to sample a bit of what makes the anime so special.
  • Uranneavo
The highlights of the Roman Album for me were the interviews and the information about the inspiration for some of the episodes. About half the book has a good amount of art and the other half is mainly text. The layout of the book is pretty nice overall, though most of the episode stills are quite small.

The editing on the Roman Album is awful and careless. The exact same description appears for both episode 8 and episode 10. The episode descriptions are often inaccurate as well. There are numerous grammatical and spelling errors throughout the book. I would have given this a much higher rating if the editing hadn't been so bad.
I was really looking forward to this Champloo title, but now it says it ships in one to three months. Does it even exist? Can anyone check?

The same thing happened with volumes 2 and 3 of the Samurai Champloo film manga. If you look at those, it says they ship in 1-3 months, but mine never came. I haven't seen them in any area bookstores and the publisher did not respond to my email.

Now they're saying the same thing for this art book just days after its publishing date.

It was a serious mistake not to publish all of these titles two summers ago, when the anime series first ran on Cartoon Network. They could have reached a much broader audience instead of a few still loyal fans.