I’ve had this a while, and I’m trying to work out whether or not it’s a larger-format, one- volume version of the Mini Manga series that’s previously appeared. If it is, and you have any of them, then there’s going to be some duplication going on. You’ll also be annoyed that you can now get what you’ve previously been peering at in a more manageable format.
Moving quickly on from that, and my reservations about it, let’s say that this is a very handy guide to drawing Manga characters and artefacts and that it has quite a lot that carries over into general art – some nicely simplified ways of drawing figures, animals and clothing that will answer a lot of questions without going into greater detail than necessary.
As a basic guide to the main elements of Manga drawing, the book is nicely comprehensive and excellent value. I do with they hadn’t printed it on a paper that dulls the colours, though.