The Art of Howl s Moving Castle

Author: Hayao Miyazaki
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 1421500493
Release Date: 2005-07-01
Genre: Performing Arts

An in-depth look at the concept and artwork of the movie features a collection of concept sketches, fully rendered character and background drawing, paintings and cell images, along with interviews and comments from the production staff and director.

Howls Moving Castle Picture Book

Author: Hayao Miyazaki
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 1421500906
Release Date: 2005-09-01
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Sophie is resigned to her fate as a hat shop apprentice until a witch turns her into an old woman and she finds herself in the castle of the greatly feared wizard Howl.

The Anim Art of Hayao Miyazaki

Author: Dani Cavallaro
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786451296
Release Date: 2015-05-12
Genre: Performing Arts

The thought-provoking, aesthetically pleasing animated films of Hayao Miyazaki attract audiences well beyond the director’s native Japan. Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away were critically acclaimed upon U.S. release, and the earlier My Neighbor Totoro and Kiki’s Delivery Service have found popularity with Americans on DVD. This critical study of Miyazaki’s work begins with an analysis of the visual conventions of manga, Japanese comic books, and animé; an overview of Japanese animated films; and a consideration of the techniques deployed by both traditional cel and computer animation. This section also details Miyazaki’s early forays into comic books and animation, and his output prior to his founding of Studio Ghibli. Part Two concentrates on the Studio Ghibli era, outlining the company’s development and analyzing the director’s productions between 1984 and 2004, including Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro and his newest film, Howl’s Moving Castle. The second section also discusses other productions involving Studio Ghibli, including Grave of the Fireflies and The Cat Returns. Appendices supply additional information about Studio Ghibli’s merchandise production, Miyazaki’s global fan base, and the output of other Ghibli directors.

The Late Works of Hayao Miyazaki

Author: Dani Cavallaro
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786495184
Release Date: 2014-11-28
Genre: Performing Arts

Once a favorite of mainly art house audiences, Hayao Miyazaki's films have enjoyed increasing exposure in the West since his Spirited Away won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature in 2003. The award signaled a turning point for Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli, bringing his films prominence in the media and driving their distribution in multiple formats. This book explores the closing decade of Miyazaki's career (2004-2013), providing a close study of six feature films to which he contributed, including three he directed (Howl's Moving Castle, Ponyo and The Wind Rises). Seven short films created for exclusive screening at Tokyo's Ghibli Museum are also covered, four of which were directed by Miyazaki.

Anime from Akira to Howl s Moving Castle

Author: Susan J. Napier
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781250117724
Release Date: 2016-03-29
Genre: Performing Arts

This new edition of the groundbreaking popular book is a must-have for both seasoned and new fans of anime. Japanese animation is more popular than ever following the 2002 Academy Award given to Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away. It confirmed that anime is more than just children's cartoons, often portraying important social and cultural themes. With new chapters on Spirited Away and other recent releases, including Howl's Moving Castle--Miyazaki's latest hit film, already breaking records in Japan--this edition will be the authoritative source on anime for an exploding market of viewers who want to know more.

The Art of My Neighbor Totoro

Author: Hayao Miyazaki
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: UOM:39015062601136
Release Date: 2005-11-08
Genre: Performing Arts

A generous collection of concept sketches, fully rendered character and background drawings, paintings and cell images! Meet the film's principal characters and read interviews and comments with the production staff.

The Secret World of Arrietty Picture Book

Author: Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Publisher: Perfect Square
ISBN: 1421541157
Release Date: 2012-02-07
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Based on the beloved classic The Borrowers by Mary Norton. The picture book based on the movie! Reads L to R (Western style). Arrietty isn’t your ordinary fourteen-year-old girl - she's small enough to make her home under the floorboards of a typical house, “borrowing” what she and her family need from the giants in whose shadows they live. A young boy named Sho befriends Arrietty, but when adults discover the Borrowers, Arrittey and Sho must work together to save her family. Based on the classic novel by Mary Norton, Arrietty is a delight for all ages.

Howl s Moving Castle Film Comic

Author: Hayao Miyazaki
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 1421500914
Release Date: 2005-08-02
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Sophie thinks of herself as plain and boring, especially compared to her vivacious younger sister Lettie. Sophie expects to spend the rest of her life quietly making hats in the back room of her family's shop, but as her country prepares for war, she is forced to set out on an extraordinary adventure! After a escaping the unwanted attentions of some bored soldiers with the help of a handsome stranger, Sophie returns home only to be accosted by the infamous Witch of the Waste! The Witch lays a curse on her, turning Sophie into a creaky old woman. Sophie knows she has to leave town, and soon finds herself taking shelter in the moving castle of the dread wizard Howl...who is rumoured to eat women's hearts!

Art of Kiki s Delivery Service

Author: Hayao Miyazaki
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 1421505932
Release Date: 2006-05-09
Genre: Performing Arts

A 13-year old girl sets off on a journey to become a witch. In the process, she learns how to be a woman. Based on the movie of the same name, this prestige format, lavishly illustrated hard-bound book gives fans a rare glimpse into the creative process of Academy Award-winning director Hayo Miyazaki.

Die Borger

Author: Mary Norton
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783733602000
Release Date: 2015-09-24
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Der Kinderbuchklassiker – neu und märchenhaft schön illustriert! Unter den Dielen eines alten viktorianischen Landhauses leben die letzten Borger: Pod und Homily Clock und Arrietty, ihre vierzehnjährige Tochter. Die nur handgroßen Clocks haben sich das Leben recht beschaulich und sehr geordnet eingerichtet. Sie bestreiten ihren Lebensunterhalt durch das seit Generationen gelernte Borgen: Radiergummis, Stecknadeln, Garnröllchen – all die kleinen Dinge sind ihr Beutegut. Verbotenerweise freundet Arrietty sich mit einem Menschenjungen an. Als die Haushälterin sie schließlich entdeckt und Fallen aufstellt, müssen die Clocks fliehen ... Mary Norton beschreibt ihre Helden liebevoll und ironisch– sie sind Menschen wie wir, nur viel kleiner. Mit diesem Perspektivwechsel hat Mary Norton ein Meisterwerk voller Poesie und Atmosphäre geschaffen. Die atemberaubend schönen Bilder von Emilia Dziubak fangen den Zauber dieses Kinderbuchklassikers ein und machen ihn zu einem Augenschmaus für Jung und Alt.

The Art of Spirited Away

Author: Hayao Miyazaki
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 1569317771
Release Date: 2002-08-25
Genre: Performing Arts

The Art of Spirited Away collects colour illustrations of Spirited Away for the first time in an English edition! This book includes paintings and designs from the new animated film from the director of Kiki's Delivery Service and Princess Mononoke. Large-size, hardcover coffee-table book featuring artwork from the renowned animated film, Spirited Away, directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Features commentary, colour stills, sketches, storyboards, and illustrations used to envision the rich fantasy world of the film. Also includes a complete English-language script.

The Art of the Wind Rises

Author: Hayao Miyazaki
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 1421571757
Release Date: 2014-04-08
Genre: Performing Arts

The latest in the perennially popular line of Studio Ghibli artbooks, which includes interviews, concept sketches, and finished animation cels from classics such as Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro. The Wind Rises is Miyazaki’s love letter to the power of flight and the imagination, an examination of the rise of Japan’s military might in the years leading up to the Second World War, and a call for worldwide peace and harmony in the face of destruction. This book captures the art of the film, from conception to production, and features in-depth interviews with the filmmakers.