Viz Media has announced the release date for the limited edition art book Blanc et Noir: Takeshi Obata Illustrations. It will be available on May 3, 2016. It will receive a print run of only 10,000 copies. They announced the license of this book in the second half of last year.
This will be a special slipcased hardcover release. It features artwork by Takeshi Obata from 2001-2006, known for his artwork on series such as Death Note, Bakuman, Hikaru no Go, All You Need Is Kill. It has a total of 132 pages of full-colour art, 12 pages of artist commentary, including a section on “how to draw”, several foldout posters and three large double-sided laminated posters.
This release has a suggested retail price of $99.99 USD / $119.99 CAN.