AnimeStyle Pro is a site aimed at people who want to learn how to draw in the anime/manga style as well as for those who simply want to learn more about the anime industry itself.
The site’s main staff consists of Cindy H. Yamauchi and Mark Giambruno, who have been kicking the idea of doing a how-to book or site like this ever since they first met in 2003.
Cindy is an animator and animation director who has been working in the anime industry since the tender age of 16, and has an extensive list of credits that include classic titles like Akira, Record of Lodoss Wars, Ranma ½, Dirty Pair and Venus Wars as well as more recent anime like Gungrave, Naruto, Black Lagoon, Samurai Champloo, Tokyo Tribe 2, Rozen Maiden, Toward the Terra and too many others to list here.
Mark is a 3D artist, art director and writer with 18 years experience in the computer graphics field, much of that spent creating game graphics and cinematics for titles like MechWarrior 3, Star Fleet Command I&II, Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri: Alien Crossfire and Hot Shots Golf 2. He is also the author of 3D Graphics & Animation: From Starting Up to Standing Out and 3D Graphics & Animation: Second Edition.
Both agreed at the time that the English audience hadn’t been well-served by most titles of this sort, and felt that by combining Cindy’s experience in the anime industry with Mark’s experience writing instructional books, they could produce a book or site of their own. AnimeStyle Pro is the place where they will put those skills to work to develop content and lessons to help YOU learn how to draw in the anime/manga style!