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Okami Official Complete Works Paperback – June 10, 2008
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Okami features the most unique art direction I've seen for any computer game. It is heavily inspired by Japanese watercolour painting and wood carving art of the Ukiyo-e style. It's an amazing concept to combine watercolour in computer game art, moreover, use it in the actual game itself.
This thick 288-page art book is filled to the brim with content. There are official character art including the concept sketches, storyboards, paintings created by by Issun the Celestial Envoy while on journey with Okami Amaterasu and even some music sheets at the end. The application of watercolour to create cute character design is very refreshing.
Everything in the book is captioned. Characters have their introductions. The character designs are explained to the detail of why they wear what they wear. Concept sketches come with artists' reflection. And then there's the journal of Issun, which is a whole big section by itself. There's so much stuff to read, so much information and stories into background of the characters and places.
This book is highly recommended and worth taking a look even if you have no idea what the game Okami is about.
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The book includes a brilliant holographic cover, high-quality paper stock, and vibrant coloring. My single favorite feature, though, had to be the "Gossip" section that followed up on what happened to the characters after the game was over. The storyboards, sheet music, and production sketches were all absolutely brilliant as well.
This art is not only striking and memorable, but it also manages to evoke real emotion. Any person that places any value on good artistry should look past any biases against the videogame origins of this art book and pick it up.
Best book purchase I've made in the past three years, undoubtedly.
Everything you could possibly want from Okami is here. Final art, rough sketches of characters and weapons, things that didn't make it into the final product, storyboards for cutscenes, the gorgeous woodblock art shown when the narrator is talking about events, all the cool enemy artwork that is shown when you bump into a new demon, sheet music, promo art, EVERYTHING! It wasn't until I beat the game that I could really grasp just how much was in here. Sure I knew right from the get-go that this book was packed, but upon completing the game, I realized that there wasn't anything they forgot to include. There are notes for the majority of the pieces, ranging from tidbits about the characters to what the artists did or didn't like about a certain design. I especially loved the things that didn't make it into the game, like seeing the piece with dinosaurs, and the odd appearance of Amaterasu when she would've transformed into a dolphin and falcon. How that would've worked in the game, I have no idea, but it's cool to think about when you see the drawings.Read more ›
I love reading all the artists' and game creators' notes. They're so fun... and funny. Big full-page spreads of the brush gods, characters, divine instruments, bosses, etc. Not only are they big, they're super high quality! I'm also very glad that Udon kept the original Japanese right-to-left alignment. There would be lots of flipped images and confusing things if they had flopped it.
There are actually quite a few disappointing things about the book, but they didn't dishearten me enough to drop a star in my rating. For one thing, there are a few poorly translated things, and I was a bit sad that some of the translations that are supposed to use in-game text are simply translated and not written in accordance to the English version of the game. Also, 'Takamagahara' appears in the book several times... and is spelled three different ways. These inconsistencies were a bit saddening, but not too sad... mistakes happen, I guess.
Also, the binding isn't terribly great... I don't mind at all that the spine creases. In fact, that adds to the book's old beat-up look. However, just a few flips through it caused a few segments of pages to come loose of the binding glue. Thankfully it's all kept together by tough string, and about half the pages are still attached. Not to mention there are thick pages glued together at the beginning and end of the book, so nothing will be falling out any time soon. Life is good. :)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Arrived quickly and was everything we wanted it to be. This is a great showcase of the art from the game.Published 22 days ago by Sketchbig
The art is gorgeous, I hope the games getting a sequel for ps4..Published 27 days ago by Amazon Customer
Beautiful gorgeous artwork!! The book is quite thin but well made. The paper are good quality and the printing is very clear. Any Okami fans out there should own this amazing book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by David W.
A very awesome book. Okami fans should love it. For those who don't know, the binding is suppose to be on the rightPublished 2 months ago by Eric T.
So glad I got this before it went out of print. Perfect condition. Content seriously covers the entire game in detail. Process works are great too. An amazing buy.Published 3 months ago by Christopher Lucero
I bought this for my daughter, an Okami fan, she loves it. The artwork in it is amazing. It showed behind the scenes items that she loved finding out about.Published 6 months ago by TY
Some of the best art in gaming in a very nice giant sized art book. Characters, enemies, you name it, it's in there and it's beautifulPublished 6 months ago by Residentconker