The next chapter in the Apple Seed Saga: "Ex Machina", directed by legend John Woo is visually stunning. The book, "The Analysis of Ex Machina" is equally stunning. This concept book is filled with awesome illustrations that cover character design, mech design, architecture and futuristic vehicles. Great book.
Studio 4C has done it again. Last year they produced one of my favorite anime features, "Tekkonkinkreet". The movie was stylistically innovative and the story was very intriguing in that crazy, other world, japanese anime way. Now Studio 4C has released two art books filled with production drawings and sketches. One book is titled: "Black Side" and the other "White Side". The drawings in these books are amazing. 4C's attention to detail is unsurpassed.
If you love mech's, this is the book for you. I discovered Izumo Jyuki's work in a Gundam Side Story. He redesigned the Gundam mech's in a very utilitarian way that made the series more believable. Izumo also designed the mech's for Xbox's "Steel Battalion. Pick it up!