Synopses & Reviews
When huge alien spiders or ocean-dwelling mutant dinosaurs hell-bent on destruction decide to pay a visit to humankind, they always seem to stop in Japan first. So Crazy Japanese Toys! showcases a cast of totally cool, totally sugoi creatures culled from the most popular Japanese children's TV shows. From early and obscure Japanese shows to programs that have gained mass popularity around the worldincluding Ultraman, Space Giants, and Johnny Sokko and His Flying RobotSo Crazy Japanese Toys! will delight both casual fans and hardcore aficionados. Readers will encounter rubber-clad superheroes galore, kawaii 'n' cuddly characters, high-revving motor heroes, and of course rockin' chicks of both the friend and foe varieties. This book is a must-have for anyone attracted to anime and manga. This isn't mere eye candyit's a gobstopper.
Collectors have long coveted the toys created from the Japanese TV shows and this book is one big eye-candy show of the coolest and most adorable Japanese toys out there.
About the Author
Jimbo Matison is a writer, artist, animator, designer, and voice talent [his voice shouted the popular 1990s Sega scream (SEGA!)] and an award-winning director, who started his career on MTV's Liquid Television and lives in San Francisco.
Rodney Alan Greenblat is a New York City artist whose popular character lines include Rodney Guy from the TV show UgoUgoLuga, Parappa the Rapper video games and TV series, and Thunder Bunny.