We are proud to present this definitive art book of B the Beginning, a Japanese animation series produced by Production I.G and directed by Kazuto Nakazawa. Production I.G. is most notable for creating an Anime series like Ghost in the Shell and Psycho-Path. B the Beginning was Nakazawa’s first full-length animation series and season one started on March 2018 on Netflix. This dream collaboration between Production I.G., Kazuto Nakazawa and Netflix was a big success and both Production I.G and Kazuto Nakazawa became hugely famous and established their brand internationally. This success boosted Production I.G. and Kazuto Nakazawa’s popularity among international market and gained hardcore fans worldwide.
This book collects rare, never-before-seen production materials from B the Beginning, the first season, such as character model sheets, story boards, still images, rough background illustrations, and layout drawings, all of which will sure to be treasure trove for hardcore fans. The text is translated into English but the original Japanese handwriting (instructions) remain on the layout and story board.
・"Material Book" is the blueprint for creating an Anime.
・It is an instruction documents shared with assistant animators by the director.
The documents mainly consists from
・ "character model sheets", explains the features for each characters.
・ "Rough background illustrations" & "layout drawings" explains how certain landscapes and scenes should be.
・"Story boards", same with making movies this tells us how the scenes should be told.
・"Material Book" is the ultimate pass to the front-line of Anime production.