Dont get me wrong, i love anime and I'm working to become a Manga-ka, but this is crazy, i've been noticing this trend ever since i really started tring to improve my skills in drawing anime. most of the books that are key to an artist devolepment, such as anatomy books, books by great past artist <burne hograth, Delavier and etc> sell really freaking cheap, or are between 15.00 to 35.00 bucks (and thats rare). but i'll see a how to draw anime or manga book that is out of print for 500-1,000 bucks.
the main reason this pisses me off is that this book and the others in the series are really great resources for those who are serious about improving in the manga/anime style. but 4,000 bucks, WTF, thats my lap top, wacom cintiq, photoshop cs4, manga studio ex 4, all put together with money to spare. i personally own vol.1-5 of this series, but when i brought them, the most i spend for one was 25 bucks at barnes and noble and the rest were under 17 each. please tell me no one out there is paying this much for a how to draw manga book!