If you're into Japanese animation, the new issue of 3D World offers a revealing insight into the latest anime trends, as part of its 'Big in Japan' special issue. There's also a CD with anime-style models for the popular 3D package Poser.
Features include a look at the techniques behind the new Studio Ghibli anime Tales from Earthsea and a preview of the stunning new movie Tekkon Kinkreet, which offers a whole new look for anime. There's also a step-by-step guide to creating anime-style hair for the characters in your own animation work and a round-up of the newest anime and videogame trends to come out of Japan.
The January 2007 issue of 3D World is out now on UK newsstands, priced £6. For more details, visit www.3dworldmag.com .