Anime Architecture
Collector’s Edition

The definitive visual guide to the cityscapes and buildings of the most celebrated and influential anime movies

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Presenting the breathtaking cityscapes and building structures created by the most revered directors and illustrators of Japanese animated films, Anime Architecture is a mind-blowing and behind-the-scenes journey through futuristic megacities and urban centres of the near future. Anime’s creators have conjured memorable and painstakingly detailed worlds, the influences of which have been felt across cinema, literature, comic books and videogames for decades.

This overdue celebration offers a peerless survey of these cinematic arenas – including material from AKIRA, Ghost in the Shell, Patlabor, Neon Genesis Evangelion and Tekkonkinkreet – through original background paintings, storyboards, drafts, sources of inspiration and film excerpts. Produced in direct collaboration with the original Japanese production studios, Anime Architecture offers privileged views into the earliest conception stages of iconic scenes, through to their development into finished films.

The book will be on general release in autumn 2020. This collector’s edition, presented exclusively by Volume, features a custom acrylic case that captures the medium in which the anime masters worked, in an edition of 1000, with each copy numbered.

Stefan Riekeles

Praline London

280 x 215 mm
256 pages

Screen-printed acrylic slipcase
Each edition numbered

1000 only

Meet the author

Stefan Riekeles is a curator based in Berlin. His exhibition Anime Architecture which presents original artwork featured in this volume is currently touring. Please visit and subscribe to the newsletter to stay tuned. Stefan is a MA graduate in Culture Studies and Audio Communication Science from the Humboldt University and the Technical University in Berlin. He has been the Artistic Director of the Japan Media Arts Festival Dortmund, and curated the exhibition ‘Proto Anime Cut’ which was touring 2011 – 2013. He served as the Programme Director of the International Symposium on Electronic Art 2010 and curated exhibitions for transmediale festival for art and digital culture Berlin.