Akimando – Akira Yasuda Art Works Book Review

Posted By yonghow on November 3rd, 2011

Akimando is a collection of game illustration works by Japanese artist Akira Yasuda, more commonly known by his handle Akiman. The volume houses 45 pieces of art work done through the period from 2005 to 2009.

Each completed illustration is accompanied by an initial concept / rough sketch by Akiman, and the captions provide additional background information on the game, as well as comments by the artist himself.

While its probably apparently by now that Akiman’s forte seem to be in scantily clad, busty females, often with erotic undertones, in the artist’s defense he is also perfectly capable of churning out more PG rated illustrations that are just as amazing, as can be seen in the highly recommended Capcom’s Art of Street Fighter. ( read the book review here )

Akimando – Akira Yasuda Art Works details :

- Dimensions – 11.7 x 9.1 x 0.6 inches
-112 pages
- Soft cover
- Color, in Japanese

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One Response to “Akimando – Akira Yasuda Art Works Book Review”


i have to say that i believe technique far outweighs subject matter. as we’ve talked about before, some of the best illustrators of all time have done erotic art, or at some point at least incorporated some kind of eroticism into their work. look at guys like Manara, Moebius, Terada, Samura, and although it was on a much more primitive level, Otomo’s early work definitely displayed a certain level of sexuality. so he likes busty women; that’s not really anywhere near the worst things an artist could be into, and he does his job very well. we would never question the merit of those other artists, and maybe Akiman isn’t quite on their level, but his sexuality should not be a measure for the quality of his work or ability.

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