Starting Point 1979 1996

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

Author: Hayao Miyazaki

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 1974726371

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

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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

The Art of Ponyo

An in-depth look at the hand-drawn anime hit!

Author: Hayao Miyazaki

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 9781421566023

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

View: 189

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.

Nausica of the Valley of the Wind Box Set

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.

Author: Hayao Miyazaki

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 9781421550640

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 1104

View: 474

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.

The Art of Spirited Away

This book includes paintings and designs from the new animated film from the director of Kiki's Delivery Service and Princess Mononoke.

Author: Hayao Miyazaki

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 9781569317778

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

View: 391

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

This book captures the art of the film, from conception to production, and features in-depth interviews with the filmmakers.

Author: Hayao Miyazaki

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 9781421571751

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 747

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.


Kiki s Delivery Service Picture Book

Kiki, a young witch-in-training, has reached the age of 13.

Author: Hayao Miyazaki

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 9781421505961

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

View: 295

Kiki, a young witch-in-training, has reached the age of 13. According to tradition, all witches of that age must leave home for one year, so that they can learn how to live on their own. Kiki, along with her talking cat Jiji, fly away to live in the seaside town of Korico. After starting her own delivery service (using her broom as the delivery vehicle), Kiki must learn how to deal with her new life, especially after she loses the power to fly.

The Art of Nausica of the Valley of the Wind

An epic fantasy written and illustrated by the legendary director Hayao Miyazaki!

Author: Hayao Miyazaki

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 9781974705580

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

View: 150

An epic fantasy written and illustrated by the legendary director Hayao Miyazaki! An addition to the perennially popular line of Studio Ghibli art books—which include interviews, concept sketches, and finished animation cels—of classic animated films such as Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro. Hayao Miyazaki’s Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, based on his own manga, was released in 1984 and has been a cult classic ever since. In a long-ago war, humankind set off a devastating ecological disaster. The earth is slowly submerging beneath the expanding Sea of Decay, an enormous toxic forest that creates mutant insects and poisonous spores. Beyond the sea lies the Valley of the Wind, a kingdom of barely 500 citizens and home to Nausicaä, who risks everything to save her people and bring peace and health to the valley. Includes sketches, developmental water colors, cel animation, and more.

Ponyo Picture Book

Relive the story of Ponyo and S suke in this full-color picture book!

Author: Hayao Miyazaki

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 9781421530659

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 152

View: 187

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.

Nausica of the Valley of the Wind Watercolor Impressions

An epic fantasy written and illustrated by the legendary director Hayao Miyazaki! From the vaults of Academy Award-winning director, Hayao Miyazaki!

Author: Hayao Miyazaki

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 9781421514994

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

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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.

Spirited Away Picture Book

Winner of the 2002 Academy Award for Best Animated feature, Spirited Away tells the story of 10-year-old Chihiro, a girl in the midst of a move to the suburbs who wanders into a strange town and finds a world of spirits ruled over by the ...

Author: Hayao Miyazaki

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 9781569317969

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 170

View: 646

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.

Princess Mononoke Picture Book

Fantasy, history and Japanese folklore shape an ecological message in Hayao Miyazaki’s ambitious tale.

Author: Hayao Miyazaki

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 9781421592671

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 232

View: 174

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. Marked with the curse of a rampaging boar god, young Ashitaka sets off on a journey to cure his mysterious affliction. From behind the walls of an iron-mining town, Lady Eboshi arises to smash all obstacles to technological development. And from out of the forest comes Princess Mononoke, driven by a hatred of all humans. Can she and Ashitaka ally in time to stop the wild lands from being destroyed?

Spirited Away Film Comic Vol 1

As night falls, Chihiro finds out she's in a world of ghosts, demons, and strange gods.

Author: Hayao Miyazaki

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 9781569317914

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 172

View: 118

Winner of the 2002 Academy Award for Best Animated feature, Spirited Away tells the story of 10-year-old Chihiro, a girl in the midst of a move to the suburbs who wanders into a strange town and finds a world of spirits ruled over by the mysterious Yubaba. Ten-year-old Chihiro and her family are on their way to their new home. Dad takes a wrong turn, though, and they become lost in a forest. Eventually they find their way to a strange abandoned amusement park. Chihiro wanders off. As night falls, Chihiro finds out she's in a world of ghosts, demons, and strange gods. A mysterious boy, Haku, tells her that to survive Chihiro must find work. She must go down to the boiler room and seek out an old man named Kamaji...

Turning Point 1997 2008

The second volume of legendary animation director Hayao Miyazaki’s career memoir continues with essays, interviews, and discussions about some of his most popular films, including Spirited Away and Ponyo.

Author: Hayao Miyazaki

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 9781974724505

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 452

View: 447

The second volume of legendary animation director Hayao Miyazaki’s career memoir continues with essays, interviews, and discussions about some of his most popular films, including Spirited Away and Ponyo. In the mid-1990s, filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki moved from success to success as his work found an audience outside of Japan. His animated films of the era, including Princess Mononoke, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Ponyo, were internationally lauded, and Miyazaki won an Academy Award® in 2003 for his popular and critical hit Spirited Away. Follow Miyazaki as his vision matures, as cinema-lovers worldwide embrace his creations, and as critics such as Roger Ebert take up the cause of animation and Miyazaki’s films. In a legendary career, these crucial years represent the turning point.

The Late Works of Hayao Miyazaki

Starting Point: 19791996. Trans. B. Cary and F. L. Schodt. San Francisco, CA:
Viz Media. 2009c. “Mecha—a power-oriented fantasy.” Starting Point: 1979-1996.
Trans. B. Cary and F. L. Schodt. San Francisco, CA: Viz Media. 2009d. “Nature is
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Author: Dani Cavallaro

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476619093

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

View: 540

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.

The Art of Castle in the Sky

The definitive examination of the art and animation of Studio Ghibli’s masterpiece of fantasy and flight, Castle in the Sky!

Author: Hayao Miyazaki

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 9781421582726

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 194

View: 998

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.

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind Picture Book

An epic fantasy written and illustrated by the legendary director Hayao Miyazaki!

Author: Hayao Miyazaki

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 9781974705610

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 214

View: 888

An epic fantasy written and illustrated by the legendary director Hayao Miyazaki! 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. In a long-ago war, humankind set off a devastating ecological disaster. The earth is slowly submerging beneath the expanding Sea of Decay, an enormous toxic jungle filled with mutant insects and poisonous spores. At the edge of the sea lies the Valley of the Wind, home to Nausicaä, who risks everything to save her people and bring peace and health to her people.

Castle in the Sky Picture Book

Acclaimed director Hayao Miyazaki’s fantastic adventure takes to the air in search of the Castle in the Sky!

Author: Hayao Miyazaki

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 9781421592664

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

View: 790

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.

The Art of My Neighbor Totoro

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.

Author: Hayao Miyazaki

Publisher: Viz

ISBN:

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 176

View: 714

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.

Princess Mononoke

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Hayao Miyazaki, Starting Point
19791996, trans. Beth Cary and Frederik L. Schodt (San Francisco, CA; VIZ
Media, 2009 [1996]), p. 147. For more details on Article 9, the Japanese Self-
Defense ...

Author: Rayna Denison

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501329731

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

View: 740

Princess Mononoke (1997) is one of anime's most important films. Hayao Miyazaki's epic fantasy broke domestic box office records when it came out in Japan, keeping pace with the success of Hollywood films like Titanic (1997). Princess Mononoke was also the first of Studio Ghibli's films to be distributed outside Japan as part of a new deal with Disney subsidiary Buena Vista International. Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the release of the film, Rayna Denison curates this new collection to critically reflect on Princess Mononoke's significance within and beyond Japanese culture. The collection investigates the production, and re-production, processes involved in the making of Princess Mononoke into a global phenomenon and reevaluates the film's significance within a range of global markets, animation techniques, and cultures. In revisiting this undeniably important film, the collection sheds light on the tensions within anime and the cultural and social issues that Princess Mononoke explores, from environmental protection to globalization to the representation of marginalized groups. In this remarkable new collection, Princess Mononoke is examined as a key player during a major turning point in Japanese animation history.