Nausica of the Valley of the Wind Box Set

Author: Hayao Miyazaki
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 1421550644
Release Date: 2012-11-06
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Hayao Miyazaki’s own creation, the legendary Nausicaä manga is now all in one! A deluxe compilation of the classic manga series written and illustrated by Academy Award® winner Hayao Miyazaki. Reads R to L (Japanese style) for teen audiences. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind is an epic fantasy tale written and illustrated by legendary Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki, creator of My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle. A modern masterpiece, the entire series is now available in this deluxe box set containing two hardcover volumes with interior color pages and a bonus poster.

Nausica of the Valley of Wind

Author: Hayao Miyazaki
Publisher:
ISBN: 1415537550
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Comic books, strips, etc

Nausicaa teams up with Queen Kushana of Torumekia in the fight against the Doroks in order to save the world from destruction.

Princess Mononoke

Author: Miramax
Publisher: Miramax
ISBN: 0786866098
Release Date: 1999-09-29
Genre: Art

Set in the remote splendor of the forests of northern Japan, Princess Mononoke is a spectacular "eco-fable" that pits the forces of industry and civilization against the fierce yet fragile natural environment. Drawing on Japanese folklore, myth, and legend, the filmmakers have created powerful gods and spirits who command a lush forest that is being threatened and polluted by the presence of an ironworks. More a chronicle of the struggle between civilization and nature than a battle between good and evil, Princess Mononoke introduces us to such characters as Prince Ashitaka, Lady Eboshi, and, of course, Princess Mononoke herself.

Starting Point 1979 1996 paperback

Author: Hayao Miyazaki
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 1421561042
Release Date: 2014-04-08
Genre: Performing Arts

The first of a pair of memoirs in collection form, featuring essays, interviews, and even a brief comic on the history of airline food, from the master animator. In the first two decades of his career, filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki laid the groundwork for his legendary movies. Starting Point is a collection of essays, interviews, and memoirs that go back to the roots of Miyazaki's childhood, the formulation of his theories of animation, and the founding of Studio Ghibli. Before directing such acclaimed films as Spirited Away, Miyazaki was just another salaried animator, but with a vision of his own. Follow him as he takes his first steps on the road to success, experience his frustrations with the manga and animation industries that often suffocate creativity, and realize the importance of bringing the childhood dreams of the world to life. Starting Point: 1979-1996 is not just a chronicle of the life of a man whose own dreams have come true, it is a tribute to the power of the moving image.

Wolf Children Ame Yuki

Author: Mamoru Hosoda
Publisher: Yen Press
ISBN: 031640165X
Release Date: 2014-03-25
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

When Hana falls in love with a young interloper she encounters in her college class, the last thing she expects to learn is that he is part wolf. Instead of rejecting her lover upon learning his secret, she accepts him with open arms. Soon, the couple is expecting their first child, and a cozy picture of family life unfolds. But after what seems like a mere moment of bliss to Hana, the father of her children is tragically taken from her. Life as a single mother is hard in any situation, but when your children walk a fine line between man and beast, the rules of parenting all but go out the window. With no one to turn to, how will Hana survive?

Adult Manga

Author: Sharon Kinsella
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135798093
Release Date: 2015-12-22
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

First detailed analysis of the phenomenon in English. Describes and analyses the complex new attitudes to manga since the 1980s. Provocative and timely, the book shows how manga's status in Japanese society is intimately linked to changes in the balance of power between artists and editors.

Maison Ikkoku

Author: Rumiko Takahashi
Publisher: Viz
ISBN: UOM:39015063251238
Release Date: 2005-12-13
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Follows the tenants of Japan's nuttiest apartment house where Kyoko, the manager, Yusaku, the college student, Mrs. Ichinose, the drunken gossip, Akemi, the boozy bar hostess, and Mr. Yostuya, the mooching peeper, reside.

Castle in the Sky Picture Book

Author: Hayao Miyazaki
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 1421592665
Release Date: 2017-12-05
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Enjoy the films of Studio Ghibli with scene-by-scene illustrations and character dialogue. Studio Ghibli picture books capture the magic of the legendary studio’s animated films with easy-to-read text, full-color pictures direct from the film, and a family-friendly oversized hardcover format. The legends were true! Somewhere high in the clouds, human beings have again set foot on the floating island of Laputa, for centuries a peaceful, parklike ruin, tended only by its silent, faithful robots. But just behind Pazu and Sheeta are soldiers from the aerial dreadnought Goliath—who have captured Dola and her pirate crew, and are now looting the gold and jewels of the Castle in the Sky for themselves! But the man who guided them there, Muska, has his eyes on power, not money—and he alone knows how to activate the castle’s ancient superweapons that could make him master of the world! Can Pazu and Sheeta stop his sinister plan? Includes scene-by-scene illustrations and character dialogue from the film.

Dororo

Author: Osamu Tezuka
Publisher: Vertical
ISBN: 1935654322
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Outfitted with artificial limbs, Hyakkimaru sets out to regain his original body parts several years after his father sold them to demons in order to gain unstoppable military power.

The Art of Castle in the Sky

Author: Hayao Miyazaki
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 1421582724
Release Date: 2016-10-18
Genre: Performing Arts

The definitive examination of the art and animation of Studio Ghibli’s masterpiece of fantasy and flight, Castle in the Sky! The latest in the perennially popular line of Studio Ghibli art books, which includes interviews, concept sketches, and finished animation cels from classics such as Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro. Hayao Miyazaki’s Castle in the Sky was the first feature film produced by the legendary Studio Ghibli. Sheeta, a girl who has the power to defy gravity, is on the run from pirates when she meets the young inventor Pazu. Together they explore the secrets of Laputa, a flying city constructed by a long-lost race of people. All of Miyazaki’s major themes—the power of flight, the bravery of young women, and a world wrecked by change—are captured with beautiful animation and joyous storytelling.

Akira

Author: Otomo
Publisher:
ISBN: 0871359103
Release Date: 1995-11
Genre:


Planetes

Author: Makoto Yukimura
Publisher: TokyoPop
ISBN: PSU:000056832662
Release Date: 2003-10-07
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Haunted by a space flight accident that claimed his beloved wife, Yuri finds a job cleaning space debris from Earth's orbit. His team consists of Hachimaki, a hot shot debris-man with a sailor's affinity for the orbital ocean; Fee, a tomboy beauty with an abrasive edge and a penchant for smoking; and Pops, a veteran orbital mechanic whose avuncular presence soothes the stress of the job. Planetes follows the lives of Yuri and his fellow debris-men as they work and ruminate at the edge of the great empyrean sea.

Long Walk to Freedom

Author: Nelson Mandela
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0759521042
Release Date: 2008-03-11
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The book that inspired the major new motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world. As president of the African National Congress and head of South Africa's antiapartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule. He is revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality. LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is his moving and exhilarating autobiography, destined to take its place among the finest memoirs of history's greatest figures. Here for the first time, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela tells the extraordinary story of his life--an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph.

My Neighbor Totoro Picture Book New Edition

Author: Hayao Miyazaki
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 1421561220
Release Date: 2013-10-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

One of Studio Ghibli’s most beloved classics, Totoro celebrates its 25th anniversary! The companion book to the beloved animation classic My Neighbor Totoro, by legendary Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki. Featuring artwork taken directly from the movie, this updated edition will allow parents and children to relive Totoro's magical adventures with scene-by-scene illustrations and character dialogue. Eleven-year-old Satsuki and her sassy little sister Mei have moved to the country to be closer to their ailing mother. While their father is working, the girls explore their sprawling old house and the forest and fields that surround it. Soon, Satsuki and Mei discover Totoro, a magical forest spirit who takes them on fantastic adventures through the trees and the clouds--and teaches them a lesson about trusting one another.

The Heart of Thomas

Author: Moto Hagio
Publisher:
ISBN: 1606995510
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

In a manga graphic novel being released in English for the first time, boys' boarding school attendee Thomas Werner falls to his death after sending a cryptic letter to a schoolmate.