There is one director synonymous with Shaft, and that is the legendary Akiyuki Simbo. And now, he is releasing a brand new book which chronicles his works in the studio. Its title is “Akiyuki Simbo x Chronicle”, and it will take a look at his long career as an anime director at Shaft.

The book itself will feature production materials from his works. These include key animation, storyboards, and other art materials. It will also include interviews, comments from other Shaft staff, and information on Simbo’s many works.

The works will include:

  • Tsukuyomi -Moon Phase-
  • Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei Z
  • oku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei
  • Maria Holic
  • Pani Poni Dash!
  • Natsu no Arashi!
  • Zan Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei
  • Bakemonogatari
  • Dance in the Vampire Bund
  • Arakawa Under the Bridge
  • And Yet the Town Moves
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica
  • Katteni Kaizou
  • Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl
  • Nisemonogatari
  • Sasami-san@Ganbaranai Puella
  • Magi Madoka Magica The Movie Part 3: Rebellion
  • Gourmet Girl Graffiti
  • Hidamari Sketch
  • Fireworks, Should We See it from the Side or the Bottom?

The book also features a discussion with Chika Umino, the mangaka behind March Comes in Like a Lion and Honey & Clover. It is now available in Japan for 4,620 yen.

source: Comic Natalie