The Art of Ponyo

The Art of Ponyo
  • Author : Hayao Miyazaki
  • Publisher : VIZ Media LLC
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 2013-11-26
  • ISBN : 1421566028

The Art of Ponyo Book Review:

Ponyo, loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid, is a hand-drawn feature-length film of breathtaking beauty and charm. The art of the film entails not only cels, but striking watercolor and pastel concept sketches and layout pages. Interviews with production principles about their daring choice to hand draw a film in the age of CGI, and the voice-over screenplay itself, complete the package.

The Art of Ponyo

The Art of Ponyo
  • Author : Hayao Miyazaki
  • Publisher : VIZ Media LLC
  • Pages : 268
  • Relase : 2009-08-11
  • ISBN : 1421530643

The Art of Ponyo Book Review:

· 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.

Ponyo Picture Book

Ponyo Picture Book
  • Author : Hayao Miyazaki
  • Publisher : VIZ Media LLC
  • Pages : 152
  • Relase : 2009-08-04
  • ISBN : 1421530651

Ponyo Picture Book Book Review:

Reads L to R (Western Style) Ponyo, a female fish, runs away from her home in the sea and ends up stranded on the shore. Sosuke, a five-year-old boy who lives on a cliff, rescues her. He promises to protect Ponyo forever. Ponyo grows very fond of Sosuke, and with the help of her sisters and her father’s magic, she becomes human. This results in a great imbalance in the cosmos, causing great storms and floods and satellites to fall from the sky. Ponyo becomes a fish again and Sosuke promises to love her no matter what form she takes. In the end, when Ponyo kisses Sosuke, she becomes human again.

The Art of the Wind Rises

The Art of the Wind Rises
  • Author : Hayao Miyazaki
  • Publisher : VIZ Media LLC
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2014-04-08
  • ISBN : 1421571757

The Art of the Wind Rises Book Review:

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.

The Art of My Neighbor Totoro

The Art of My Neighbor Totoro
  • Author : Hayao Miyazaki
  • Publisher : Viz
  • Pages : 176
  • Relase : 2005-11-08
  • ISBN : UOM:39015062601136

The Art of My Neighbor Totoro Book Review:

An in-depth look at the concept and watercolor artwork of the film "My Neighbor Totoro," the story of children who discover a new world in a tree trunk inhabited by magical creatures called Totoros, which can't be seen by adults.

The Art of The Secret World of Arrietty (Hardcover)

The Art of The Secret World of Arrietty (Hardcover)
  • Author : Hiromasa Yonebayashi
  • Publisher : VIZ Media LLC
  • Pages : 248
  • Relase : 2018-03-06
  • ISBN : 197470033X

The Art of The Secret World of Arrietty (Hardcover) Book Review:

A Ghibli masterpiece of the imagination, brought to life with sketches and stills from Arrietty. Co-founded by the legendary filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli films have enthralled and enchanted audiences across the world. The Art of series gives fans the opportunity to follow their favorite film from initial concept to the silver screen, thanks to hundreds of sketches, concept drawings, and animation cels, plus in-depth interviews with the creators.

The Art of Castle in the Sky

The Art of Castle in the Sky
  • Author : Hayao Miyazaki
  • Publisher : VIZ Media LLC
  • Pages : 194
  • Relase : 2016-10-18
  • ISBN : 1421582724

The Art of Castle in the Sky Book Review:

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.

My Neighbor Hayao

My Neighbor Hayao
  • Author : Takashi Murakami
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 2020-04-14
  • ISBN : 2374951359

My Neighbor Hayao Book Review:

Beloved by millions, praised by film critic Roger Ebert as "the best animation filmmaker in history," and referred to as the "Japanese Walt Disney," Hayao Miyazaki is known for his sense of whimsical adventure, deep reverence for nature, and strong female characters. As a prolific creator, his influence and admirers include Steven Spielberg, Wes Anderson, and Akira Kurosawa. Curated by Spoke Art Gallery, My Neighbor Hayao features work from more than 250 artists in celebration of the acclaimed Japanese filmmaker and animator. Showcasing a diverse array of original painting, embroidery, sculpture, and limited edition prints that were first exhibited at Spoke during three highly popular group exhibitions attracting more than 10,000 attendees, this beautiful book grants fans of Miyazaki another creative avenue to explore his inspired worlds through interpretations of characters and themes found in iconic films including My Neighbor Totoro, Howl's Moving Castle, Spirited Away, and Princess Mononoke.

Ponyo Film Comic

Ponyo Film Comic
  • Author : Hayao Miyazaki
  • Publisher : VIZ Media LLC
  • Pages : 172
  • Relase : 2009-08-04
  • ISBN : 1421530783

Ponyo Film Comic Book Review:

Reads R to L (Japanese Style) Ponyo, a female fish, runs away from her home in the sea and ends up stranded on the shore. Sosuke, a five-year-old boy who lives on a cliff, rescues her. He promises to protect Ponyo forever. Ponyo grows very fond of Sosuke, and with the help of her sisters and her father’s magic, she becomes human. This results in a great imbalance in the cosmos, causing great storms and floods and satellites to fall from the sky. Ponyo becomes a fish again and Sosuke promises to love her no matter what form she takes. In the end, when Ponyo kisses Sosuke, she becomes human again.

The Art of Porco Rosso

The Art of Porco Rosso
  • Author : Hayao Miyazaki
  • Publisher : VIZ Media LLC
  • Pages : 208
  • Relase : 2005-03-01
  • ISBN : 1591167043

The Art of Porco Rosso Book Review:

The Art of Porco Rosso English Version, a film by Hayao Miyazaki. Contains Original Story The Age of the Flying Boat, Full of Pride and Freedom, Ships in the Sky, Art of Art, Film Ending Illustrations.

もののけ姬

もののけ姬
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Tokuma Shoten/Tsai Fong Books
  • Pages : 223
  • Relase : 1997-07
  • ISBN : UCLA:L0085035038

もののけ姬 Book Review:

Spirited Away Picture Book

Spirited Away Picture Book
  • Author : Hayao Miyazaki
  • Publisher : VIZ Media LLC
  • Pages : 170
  • Relase : 2002-11-08
  • ISBN : 1569317968

Spirited Away Picture Book Book Review:

While exploring a strange place near her new home, ten-year-old Chihiro is horrified when her mother and father turn into pigs and, hoping to save them, soon finds herself working in a bath house for Japanese spirits.

The Art of Ferdinand

The Art of Ferdinand
  • Author : Tara Bennet
  • Publisher : Titan Books (US, CA)
  • Pages : 160
  • Relase : 2017-12-12
  • ISBN : 9781785654183

The Art of Ferdinand Book Review:

Set in the fabulously colorful world of modern day Spain, Ferdinand is the story of a gentle giant who is nothing like you would expect. Ferdinand’s life of leisure on the family farm is disrupted when he is taken to a school for fighting bulls, where his kind and peaceful manner is at odds with that of his compatriots. With the help of a neurotic goat named Lupe and a team of crazy hedgehogs, he gains the courage to remain true to himself, whilst mounting a “great escape” to bring his new friends back with him to the home he loves. This companion book to the unforgetta-bull movie is full of adore-a-bull concept designs, character sketches, storyboards and production art, alongside insight from the artists, filmmakers and director.

The Secret World of Arrietty Picture Book

The Secret World of Arrietty Picture Book
  • Author : Hayao Miyazaki,Hiromasa Yonebayashi
  • Publisher : Viz Media
  • Pages : 144
  • Relase : 2012-02-07
  • ISBN : 1421541157

The Secret World of Arrietty Picture Book Book Review:

A family of miniature people who live beneath the floor of a country house, borrowing things they need from the humans, are forced to leave their home when their teen-aged daughter, Arietty, is seen by a human.

The Art of Spirited Away

The Art of Spirited Away
  • Author : Hayao Miyazaki
  • Publisher : VIZ Media LLC
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2002-08-25
  • ISBN : 1569317771

The Art of Spirited Away Book Review:

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.

Howls Moving Castle Picture Book

Howls Moving Castle Picture Book
  • Author : Hayao Miyazaki
  • Publisher : VIZ Media LLC
  • Pages : 184
  • Relase : 2005-09-01
  • ISBN : 1421500906

Howls Moving Castle Picture Book Book Review:

Earlier this year, VIZ Media released The Art of Howl's Moving Castle, a hardbound, prestige format book which exists as an essential companion to Hayao Miyazaki's latest animated classic.To further complement the movie-going experience, we are now proud to present the Howl's Moving Castle Picture Book, a companion publication wedding scene-by-scene film footage with character dialogue in one handsome volume. Based on the young-adult novel by British author Diana Wynne Jones, Howl's Moving Castle reflects on a wondrous time when science and magic captured the spirit of 19th century Europe.The story of Howl's Moving Castle is the story of a young girl who is magically transformed into a 90-year-old woman. Undaunted by this curse, her continuing adventures introduce her to the vainglorious wizard Howl and his curious castlemates. Two years ago, VIZ Media released a similar book inspired by Spirited Away, the movie which garnered an Academy Award for director Hayao Miyazaki. Another picture book for My Neighbor Totoro is planned for later this year. Now, add Howl's Moving Castle to this list of must-have movie books. Director Hayao Miyazaki is a master storyteller and his films have all become classics of animation. There's no better way to preserve the magic of Howl and his flying castle than by adding this delightful volume to your home library.

The Works of Hayao Miyazaki

The Works of Hayao Miyazaki
  • Author : Gael Berton
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 200
  • Relase : 2020-12
  • ISBN : 237784278X

The Works of Hayao Miyazaki Book Review:

His poetic directing and universal themes, such as the importance of nature, have turned Hayao Miyazaki into one of the most respected artists on the movie and animation scene. Initially intended for Japan only, his works eventually reached the Western market. Spirited Away is one of the most successful animated movies worldwide. This book aims to explore the personality of this unusual author and his collaborators, and to decipher, movie by movie, the profound themes found throughout his entire work, which reveal the humanist nature of this essential filmmaker.

The Art of Howl's Moving Castle

The Art of Howl's Moving Castle
  • Author : Hayao Miyazaki
  • Publisher : VIZ Media LLC
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2005-07-01
  • ISBN : 1421500493

The Art of Howl's Moving Castle Book Review:

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.

Starting Point: 1979-1996

Starting Point: 1979-1996
  • Author : Hayao Miyazaki
  • Publisher : VIZ Media LLC
  • Pages : 464
  • Relase : 2021-03-16
  • ISBN : 9781974726370

Starting Point: 1979-1996 Book Review:

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. -- VIZ Media

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind: Watercolor Impressions

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind: Watercolor Impressions
  • Author : Hayao Miyazaki
  • Publisher : VIZ Media LLC
  • Pages : 208
  • Relase : 2007-11-06
  • ISBN : 1421514990

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind: Watercolor Impressions Book Review:

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.