Even More Classic DP Books

 

Daatipea ["Project E.D.E.N."] program book: contains story synopsis with cel images, pictures of the major characters, a centerspread pin-up, additional selected cel images and model sheets, a history of the Dirty Pair novels and anime, photos and brief messages from the staff and cast, and promotion of assorted merchandise; published for the theatrical screening on 14 March 1987; 8-1/4 x 11-3/4 inches (21 x 30 cm.), 24 pages plus covers, all in full-color [click on pic for some sample spreads]

 

Daatipea Adventure Game Book: Vassaa Inzeru no Daitsuigeki <Water Angels'* Great Chase>: join Kei, Yuri and Mughi, along with Josef and Mortimer, as they attempt to thwart the evil schemes of Frau Schmidt and Bronski in this illustrated branching adventure; get out your best pair of dice, because you'll need to roll them to find out what happens next; published 10 March 1987; 4 x 6 inches (10 x 15 cm.), approx. 300 pages; ISBN4-829142-16-2

*from German to Japanese to English

 

Daatipea film guide: cel images and story synopsis for the feature-length Daatipea (also known as "Project E.D.E.N."), model sheets, staff & cast list, additional "albums" of cell images, interviews and profiles of the staff, small wall poster, fan art, sheet music for "Safari Eyes" and "Pas de Deux", and an "original story" involving a pair of DP dopplegangers; published in April 1987 as a supplement to Animedia magazine; 7-1/4 x 10 inches (18 x 25 cm.), 136 pages, 72 in color

 

Daatipea Afureco Daihon <Dirty Pair After Recording (i.e., dubbing) Script Book> -- a reproduction of the full animation and dubbing script for the Daatipea feature film, with some storyboard sketches, model sheet drawings, and cel art inserted; published in the April 1987 Animedia; 7 x 10-1/4 inches [18 x 26 cm.], 40 pages on newsprint

 

(top) Daatipea Kanzen Hisshou Bon <loosely, Everything You Need to Win at 'Dirty Pair' Book> -- an illustrated "cheat book" with maps for the four 'scenes' and tips on how to win at the 1987 Bandai Famicom game (shown here); published 24 May 1987 [Bandai Friday Special #41]; 4-1/4 x 6-3/4 inches (11 x 17 cm.),48 color pages; ISBN4-880632-81-3

(bottom) another "cheat book" from a different series

 

Dirty Pair Illustrations: a collection of color illustrations used in promotional material, other books, various merchandise, and tape and laserdisc covers; published in 1988 [AC/Picturebook]; 8-1/4 x 11-3/4 inches (21 x 30 cm.), 34 pages; ISBN4-943966-17-9 [you can view the entire contents at Wim von Vollenhoven's site (subject to his bandwidth availability)]

 

Animage Firumu Bunko <Film Archive>: small book of color and black-and-white copies of cel images and story digest for OVA episode 6 ("Seaside Wedding Panic"); printed back-to-back with a similar digest for Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu <Galactic Hero Legend>; included in the March 1988 Animage; 7 x 4-3/4 inches (18 x 12 cm.), 108 pages, 8 in color

 

The first new Classic DP artbook in eightteen years was published on 1 December 2006: Dirty Pair Complete Art Works is a summary of everything related to the series; you'll find the character designs for our two Lovely Angels in all their variations, as well as for all of the supporting characters, the designs for the various mecha, and background artwork for all of the stories, synopses of all the episodes, staff and cast lists, artwork for some of the related releases and merchandise since 1990, and five short articles describing background for the series and including a short interview with Dokite Tsukasa; 10-1/4 x 7-1/4 inches (26 x 18.5 cm.), 224 pages, 32 in color, and a fold-out mini-poster related to the artwork for the wraparound cover; ISBN4-7753-0486-0

 

Back to the Hall of Curiosities' entrance