New Japan Close-Up Book

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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby George Olson » April 28th, 2008, 2:49 pm

Probably when it's done!

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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby JunFanHsu » June 25th, 2009, 7:39 pm

Is there still a new close up Japanese magic book coming out this year?
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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Richard Kaufman » June 25th, 2009, 7:40 pm

Should be.
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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby JunFanHsu » June 25th, 2009, 7:42 pm

Thank you Mr. Kaufman.
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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby JunFanHsu » June 27th, 2009, 9:03 pm

Another question... Does anyone know the name of the new Japanese magic book coming out?
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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Richard Kaufman » June 27th, 2009, 10:20 pm

The original Japanese title was "Winners," however I have greatly expanded the content. Not sure what the new title will be.
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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby JunFanHsu » June 29th, 2009, 9:50 pm

Very nice! I've been excited about it's release for a long time and I know it will be even better than the first two. Thank you again!
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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Donny Orbit » July 5th, 2010, 6:24 pm

Is this book still in the works or has in been "shelved"?


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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Richard Kaufman » July 5th, 2010, 7:14 pm

Still in the works: just added a trick from Masuda and had the illustrations done by Ton.
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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Seuss » July 5th, 2010, 9:45 pm

Really looking forward to this one (though that goes for most anything you publish)
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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Donny Orbit » July 5th, 2010, 11:29 pm

Sweet!

Was reading the Genii back issue with Hiro Sakai on the cover and had a renewed interest in the Japanese style of magic. This is exciting news!

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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Joe Mckay » July 6th, 2010, 11:28 am

Great to hear Masuda is involved in the book. He is a brilliant creator - kinda' like a Japanese Lubor Fiedler. Really offbeat concepts and principles there. Hopefully - he will one day write a book as well...

As usual - looking forward to anything you are putting out, Richard!

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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Mallakite » August 21st, 2011, 5:18 pm

Any estimation on the release of this book yet Mr Kaufman?

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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Richard Kaufman » August 21st, 2011, 8:29 pm

Have another trick to write up from Yuji Wada and then about a dozen more drawings.

Slowly but surely.
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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Ryan Matney » August 22nd, 2011, 2:06 am

Sounds like it's really close to being done.
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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby El Mystico » August 22nd, 2011, 4:06 am

Where is the Jennings book in your priorities?

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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Richard Kaufman » August 22nd, 2011, 12:14 pm

Working on it now.

My attention span is not what it was at age 25, so it's easier for me to work on several projects at the same time. In this case, that means DeLand, Jennings, and the Japanese close-up book.
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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby erdnasephile » August 22nd, 2011, 12:43 pm

Cliff Green, possibly? Pretty please? :)

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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Brad Henderson » August 22nd, 2011, 1:10 pm

I have the original Japanese version of winners. There is some very clever material in here - and that's just from looking at the pictures! When I saw the book, I immediately told Satoshi-san and Ton-san that I felt this book would be extraordinarily well received by the American magic community. I hope that proves correct.

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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Richard Kaufman » August 22nd, 2011, 1:17 pm

My version of Winners is almost double the size of the original Japanese version, so there's lots more material.

I am also working on Cliff Green, but not writing yet. Still going over the text repeatedly and reading between the lines to make sure my interpretations are as close to what I think he was getting at as possible.
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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Mallakite » December 1st, 2011, 12:25 am

Does it look as if this book will be released before or after Christmas 2011 Mr Kaufman?

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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 1st, 2011, 6:26 am

Stopped working on this to finish my book on DeLand. I'd say the second half of 2012 for this.
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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Ted M » December 1st, 2011, 11:31 am

How close is the DeLand book?

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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 1st, 2011, 6:43 pm

DeLand is finished. I've just put in the corrections from the four proofreaders and now need to do another full read myself. It's about 250,00 words, so it will be about 600 pages. I've already scanned everything except the gimmicked cards, but that should only take a few days.

I'll be including a full deck of 54 gimmicked cards with the book, enabling you to perform 19 of the routines.
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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby JimAlfredson » December 1st, 2011, 8:15 pm

Richard: Couldn't be more excited to hear the news! I can hardly wait 'til it hits the streets. Cheers -jim

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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Ted M » December 2nd, 2011, 12:23 am

w00t! (as they say)

Do you have a ballpark idea of when you're aiming to release it? Being out of time to catch the holiday season, do you hold back a couple months until folks' wallets recover? Or do you just let fly whenever it's ready?

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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 2nd, 2011, 1:26 am

I hope to release DeLand in June or July. The layout is going to be complicated and it's very big. Unfortunately it will also be expensive!
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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby AJM » December 2nd, 2011, 10:06 am

Any Deluxe/Limited Edition planned for the Deland book?
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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Mallakite » December 2nd, 2011, 1:19 pm

Sounds similar to Gaffed to the Hilt, how many total routines are in the book and how hard the gimmicks to make for them?

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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Brad Henderson » December 2nd, 2011, 2:18 pm

I know many people are looking forward to both the Japanese book as well as the deland. Per deland - define 'expensive' please - in a very round number/range of expectation. Want to be ready !

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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 2nd, 2011, 8:41 pm

Not similar to Gaffed to the Hilt, which required all unique hand-made gimmicks. DeLand's major innovation was to create gimmicks that could be printed and didn't require hand-work. I'll be giving you the gimmicks for 19 tricks, plus the printed materials to construct several others. There are about 100 tricks in the book.

I don't know if there'll be a deluxe edition of DeLand--I have a great idea for one, but it would be an entirely different kind of book and not sure it's possible to do.

The price of the regular edition (two 300-page books) is going to be around $200.
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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Brad Henderson » December 2nd, 2011, 10:10 pm

Thanks for the info.


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