The Art of My Neighbor Totoro

Author: Hayao Miyazaki

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 112

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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.
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The Art of the Wind Rises

Author: Hayao Miyazaki

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 9781421571751

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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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.
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Starting Point: 1979-1996 (paperback)

Author: Hayao Miyazaki

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 9781421561042

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 462

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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.
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Spirited Away

Author: Andrew Osmond

Publisher: British Film Institute

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 121

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Spirited Away, directed by the veteran anime film-maker Hayao Miyazaki, is Japan’s most successful film, and one of the top-grossing ‘foreign language’ films ever released. Set in modern Japan, the film is a wildly imaginative fantasy, at once personal and universal. It tells the story of a listless little girl who stumbles into a magical world where gods relax in a palatial bathhouse; where there are giant babies and hard-working soot sprites, and where a train runs across the sea. Andrew Osmond’s insightful study describes how Miyazaki wrote, storyboarded and directed Spirited Away with a degree of creative control undreamt of in most popular cinema, using the film’s delightful, freewheeling visual ideas to explore issues ranging from personal agency and responsibility to what Miyazaki sees as the lamentable state of modern Japan. Osmond unpacks the film’s visual language, which many Western (and some Japanese) audiences find both beautiful and sometimes bewildering. He traces connections between Spirited Away and Miyazaki’s prior body of work, and provides an account of the film’s production and the creative differences between Miyazaki and his collaborators, arguing that Spirited Away uses the cartoon medium to create a compellingly immersive drawn world.
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The Art of Ponyo

Author: Hayao Miyazaki

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 9781421566023

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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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.
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Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind: Watercolor Impressions

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.
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Art of Kiki's Delivery Service

Author: Hayao Miyazaki

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 9781421505930

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

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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.
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The Art of Howl's Moving Castle

Author: Hayao Miyazaki

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 9781421500492

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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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.
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Miyazaki’s Animism Abroad

The Reception of Japanese Religious Themes by American and German Audiences

Author: Eriko Ogihara-Schuck

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476613958

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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After winning an Oscar for Spirited Away, the Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki’s animated films were dubbed into many languages. Some of the films are saturated with religious themes distinctive to Japanese culture. How were these themes, or what Miyazaki describes as “animism,” received abroad, especially considering that they are challenging to translate? This book examines how American and German audiences, grounded on Judeo-Christian traditions, responded to the animism in Miyazaki’s Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984), My Neighbor Totoro (1988), Princess Mononoke (1997), Spirited Away (2001), and Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (2008). By a close reading of adaptations and film reviews, and a study of transitions in their verbal and visual approaches to animism, this book demonstrates that the American and German receptions transcended the conventional view of an antagonistic relationship between animism and Christianity. With the ability to change their shapes into forms easily accessible to other cultural arenas, the anime films make a significant contribution to inter-religious dialogue in the age of secularization.
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