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.

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.

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.

Howl s Moving Castle Film Comic

Author: Hayao Miyazaki
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 1421500930
Release Date: 2005-10-04
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Sophie tries to escape the Witch of the West by hiding out in the moving castle of the feared wizard Howl, only to find that Howl is far different than his reputation and it is up to her be strong in the coming war when Howl is threatened.

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.

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.

Howl s Moving Castle

Author: Diana Wynne Jones
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062244512
Release Date: 2012-09-25
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Sophie has the great misfortune of being the eldest of three daughters, destined to fail miserably should she ever leave home to seek her fate. But when she unwittingly attracts the ire of the Witch of the Waste, Sophie finds herself under a horrid spell that transforms her into an old lady. Her only chance at breaking it lies in the ever-moving castle in the hills: the Wizard Howl's castle. To untangle the enchantment, Sophie must handle the heartless Howl, strike a bargain with a fire demon, and meet the Witch of the Waste head-on. Along the way, she discovers that there's far more to Howl—and herself—than first meets the eye.

Nausica of the Valley of the Wind Watercolor Impressions

Author: Hayao Miyazaki
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 1421514990
Release Date: 2007-11-06
Genre: Performing Arts

From the vaults of Academy Award-winning director, Hayao Miyazaki! Original watercolor illustrations used as concept sketches for both the manga and film versions of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. Take a peek behind the curtain to see the creative process of the most acclaimed anime director in the world today. This full-color, over-sized, hardcover book also includes Miyazaki's earliest sketches that eventually became the basis for some of the most beloved anime movies of the past 20 years.

The Anim Art of Hayao Miyazaki

Author: Dani Cavallaro
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786451296
Release Date: 2006-01-25
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 anime; 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 Art of Studio Gainax

Author: Dani Cavallaro
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9781476600703
Release Date: 2008-10-28
Genre: Performing Arts

Formed by a small group of university students in the early 1980s, Studio Gainax is now one of the most adventurous and widely esteemed anime companies on the scene. And it is fascinating for its unique approach to animation. Formal experimentation, genre-straddling, self-reflexivity, unpredictable plot twists, a gourmet palate for stylishness, proverbially controversial endings, and a singularly iconoclastic worldview are some of the hallmarks. This documentation of the studio's achievements provides a critical overview of both the company and its films: in-depth examinations of particular titles that best represent the company's overall work, including television series such as Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water and Neon Genesis Evangelion, and feature films such as Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise and Gunbuster vs. Diebuster. Each chapter highlights the contribution made by a specific production to the company's progress.

The Art of Ponyo

Author: Hayao Miyazaki
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 1421530643
Release Date: 2009-08-11
Genre: Art

· The U.S. theatrical release of Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea is expected in April 2009. · Ponyo had over $100 million at the box office in Japan. With the population difference, this is equivalent to Batman The Dark Knight’s $400-$500 million at the box office in the U.S. · The character of Ponyo – a goldfish who becomes a young girl – is very, very cute. · Ponyo storyline is more familiar to Western audiences than previous Miyazaki films · Ecological themes make the book very timely, especially for children. · Ponyo will likely be more popular than prior Miyazaki films at the US box office; we can also expect DVD sales of more than 500,000 (Spirited Away did 400,000 after release). · Ponyo film extremely likely to be nominated for Academy award for animated feature. (Backlist selling opportunity). Relive the story of Ponyo and Sosuke in this full-color movie art book! From the animators of Howl's Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke and Academy Award winner Spirited Away, comes the new Studio Ghibli film Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea. Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid, is a hand-drawn feature-length film. The art of the film involves not only cel, but also striking watercolor and pastel concept sketches and layout pages. Interviews with productiin principals about their daring choice to hand draw a film in the age of CGI and the screenplay complete the package.

The Art of Spirited Away

Author: Hayao Miyazaki
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 1569317771
Release Date: 2002-08-25
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

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.

Studio Ghibli

Author: Colin Odell
Publisher: Oldacastle Books
ISBN: 9781842433584
Release Date: 2009-09-01
Genre: Performing Arts

The animations of Japan’s Studio Ghibli are amongst the highest regarded in the movie industry. Their delightful films rank alongside the most popular non-English language films ever made, with each new eagerly-anticipated release a guaranteed box-office smash. Yet this highly profitable studio has remained fiercely independent, producing a stream of imaginative and individual animations. The studio’s founders, long-time animators Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki, have created timeless masterpieces. Although their films are distinctly Japanese their themes are universal—humanity, community, and a love for the environment. No other film studio, animation or otherwise, comes close to matching Ghibli for pure cinematic experience. All their major works are examined here, as well the early output of Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, exploring the cultural and thematic threads that bind these films together.

The Art of Porco Rosso

Author: Hayao Miyazaki
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 1591167043
Release Date: 2005-03-01
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels