Die Sterne

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Title Die Sterne
Die Sterne: Neon Genesis Evangelion Artbook
Original Publication Date 1997 (first edition); 2003, 2005, 2007 (Version 2.0)
Publisher Kadokawa Shoten, Japan
Pages 121
Dimensions 12.91" x 10.08" x 0.6"

Die Sterne (German for "The Stars") is a softcover artbook published by Kadokawa Shoten. It contains over a hundred pages of full-color illustrations by original character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, and a long list of other artists: Takeshi Honda, Shinya Hasegawa, Shunji Suzuki, Kazuya Tsurumaki, Tadashi Hiramatsu, Ichiro Kamei, Kou Youshinari, You Yoshinari, Hiroyuki Imaishi, Hideyuki Fukuoka, Sushio, Hideyuki Morioka, Masayuki, Ikuto Yamashita, Takeshi Okazaki, Tatsuya Egawa, Katsuya Terada, Sho'u Tajima, Tsutomu Nihei, Kazuaki Koizumi, Yuuji Kaida, Yoshinori Sayama, Nobuteru Yuki, Mitsuaki Hashimoto, Yoshiyuki Takani, Katsuichi Nakayama, Shoji Saiki, Kazuhiro Takamura, Nobutoshi Ogura, Shigeki Sunada, and Hanako Enomoto.
The images in this book come from a variety of promotional materials such as posters, calendars, magazine covers (Kadokawa Shoten Comics, Shonen Ace, Newtype Monthly, etc.), album and DVD covers, game packaging, toy packaging, phone cards, body pillows, and even potato chip bags and coffee cans.[1] The contributions of these various artists, depicting the familiar characters in different settings and different styles, from so many scattered and obscure sources, make this collection quite unique.
A second edition, Die Sterne Ver.2.0, was released in 2007, with all the material from the original plus an additional 75 new illustrations. It is in Japanese, but most of it is just artwork.
The picture below is by Yuuji Kaida. It was first published in Fujimi Shobou Dragon Monthly, 1997.


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List of Official Publications
General: Newtype Film Books | Newtype 100% Collection | Movie Pamphlets | Eva Fan Club | Evangelion Chronicle
Production: Neon Genesis Evangelion Proposal | Evangelion Original | Storyboard Collections | Concept Design Collections
Sore o Nasumono: NGE Concept Design Works | Groundwork of Evangelion
Art Books: Der Mond | Die Sterne | Carmine | 2015: The Last Year of Ryohji Kaji | Photo Files (Adam & Eve) | Evangelion Chronicle Illustrations
Other: E-Mono | Evangelion RPG: The Nerv White Paper | Evangelion RPG: Angelic Advent | End of Evangelion: Boku to iu Shingou | It's A Miraculous Win| | All About Kaworu Nagisa: A Child of the Evangelion | Schizo/Parano
Rebuild of Evangelion
General: Movie Pamphlets | Groundwork of Evangelion | Evangelion the New Movies: Storyboards | Eva Extra
Eva 1.0: Evangelion 1.0: Entry File 1 | Evangelion 1.0 Complete Records Collection
Eva 2.0: Evangelion 2.0 Complete Records Collection