While anime fans so often get attached to specific characters in the shows they watch, there’s another unspoken character that plays just as important of a role: the scenery. These beautiful realms are the subject of the beautiful new book Everyday Scenes from a Parallel World.
Featuring over 40 artists well known for their work in the industry, this book captures all the soft nostalgia of Japan’s beautiful landscapes and scenery. The index also profiles each artist and shares their social media accounts so fans can follow their future work. Every single page is a joy to look at, as you can see.
This English-translated version of the book comes from Japanese publishers PIE International, a company you’ll want to check out if you love all things Japanese. It’s the perfect coffee table book for guests to page through, or just lovely for browsing while you enjoy a hot cup of tea.
A second book is on the horizon for May as well which will focus on the backdrops in fantasy/sci-fi anime. We’ll be sure to show it to you as soon as it becomes available, but for now, enjoy these lush illustrations and let yourself drift back into anime’s most beautiful moments.
Everyday Scenes from a Parallel World is currently on sale through Amazon for $29 (regularly $39.95).
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