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 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 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.

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 Art of Ponyo

Author: Hayao Miyazaki
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 1421566028
Release Date: 2013-11-26
Genre: Performing Arts

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.

Art of Princess Mononoke

Author: Hayao Miyazaki
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 1421565978
Release Date: 2014-08-26
Genre: Performing Arts

The latest in the perennially popular line of Studio Ghibli artbooks, which include interviews, concept sketches, and finished animation cels from classics such as Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro. Princess Mononoke was the first Hayao Miyazaki film to break out into the American mainstream. The journey from initial idea to the big screen is captured here, in the hundreds of images from preliminary sketches to dynamic animation cels.

Spirited Away

Author: Andrew Osmond
Publisher: British Film Institute
ISBN: STANFORD:36105131729803
Release Date: 2008-07-15
Genre: Performing Arts

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.

Hayao Miyazaki s World Picture

Author: Dani Cavallaro
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786496471
Release Date: 2015-03-02
Genre: Performing Arts

Hayao Miyazaki has gained worldwide recognition as a leading figure in the history of animation, alongside Walt Disney, Milt Kahl, Tex Avery, Chuck Jones, Yuri Norstein and John Lasseter. In both his films and his writings, Miyazaki invites us to reflect on the unexamined beliefs that govern our lives. His eclectic body of work addresses compelling philosophical and political questions and demands critical attention. This study examines his views on contemporary culture and economics from a broad spectrum of perspectives, from Zen and classical philosophy and Romanticism, to existentialism, critical theory, poststructuralism and psychoanalytic theory.

The Art of Nausica of the Valley of the Wind

Author: Hayao Miyazaki
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 1974705587
Release Date: 2019-04-02
Genre: Performing Arts

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.

Miyazakiworld

Author: Susan Napier
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300240962
Release Date: 2018-09-04
Genre: Performing Arts

The story of filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki's life and work, including his significant impact on Japan and the world A thirtieth†‘century toxic jungle, a bathhouse for tired gods, a red†‘haired fish girl, and a furry woodland spirit—what do these have in common? They all spring from the mind of Hayao Miyazaki, one of the greatest living animators, known worldwide for films such as My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and The Wind Rises. Japanese culture and animation scholar Susan Napier explores the life and art of this extraordinary Japanese filmmaker to provide a definitive account of his oeuvre. Napier insightfully illuminates the multiple themes crisscrossing his work, from empowered women to environmental nightmares to utopian dreams, creating an unforgettable portrait of a man whose art challenged Hollywood dominance and ushered in a new chapter of global popular culture.

Spirited Away

Author: Lena Gregory
Publisher: Beyond The Page
ISBN: 9781950461059
Release Date: 2019-05-21
Genre: Fiction

In the new Bay Island Psychic Mystery, psychic Cass Donovan is thrown into the middle of a macabre murder she never saw coming . . . With the summer tourist season on Bay Island in full swing, shop owner Cass Donovan barely has a minute to breathe, and things at Mystical Musings become even more hectic when a fight breaks out at one of her psychic readings. Shaken by the fracas and discouraged that her sixth sense seems to be on the blink, Cass is even more dispirited to learn that one of the men involved in the altercation was later found dead—and that a close friend of hers is the main suspect. Desperate to help her friend prove his innocence and consumed by haunting visions, Cass follows the clues from one possible culprit to the next, including some very mysterious tourists and not a few questionable locals. And when the police turn to Cass to help them find out who committed the ghoulish deed, she knows she’ll have to tread carefully, because her next grim premonition may be her last . . . Praise for theBay Island Psychic Mystery series: “The future shows much success for this series! Fun, vibrant characters (as well as a sexy smolder or two for good measure) give the novel just the right tone.” —RT Book Reviews on Death at First Sight “I loved the protagonist, Cass. She and her friends were very well developed, and felt like a group of people I’d like to get to know.” —The Book’s the Thing “I stayed up far too late into the evening because I couldn’t put it down. A well-crafted mystery with a quirky cast of characters, and plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing to the end.” —The Mysterious Ink Spot on Death at First Sight

The Gifted Vol 6 The Spirited Away Hotel

Author: Ryosuke Akizuki
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 9781365746925
Release Date: 2017-02-20
Genre: Fiction

It occurred during the annual City Beer Festival. Florita, the young lady of the Soldano Group, a middle-sized hotel chain, was visiting Dragon Eyes Hotel with Tobia Fazio, her fiancé. Tobia left her in the royal suite and came back, only to find that the room had transformed drastically. No one in the hotel claims to have seen Florita. Her name is not in the guest record. Her existence itself vanished into thin air. One of the investigators also disappeared in a locked room during the investigation. What is the problem with this hotel, where people disappear one after another? When the shocking secrets of the ones being spirited away are revealed by the four Gifted ones, readers learn of the sorrowfully pure and beautiful thoughts hidden behind the case ... This emotionally moving ending proclaims the start of the new stage of "The Gifted" series, created by Ryosuke Akizuki, a gifted storyteller. The story's evolution into the horizon of greater fertility shows no boundary.

The Art of The Secret World of Arrietty

Author: Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 1421541181
Release Date: 2012-02-07
Genre: Performing Arts

The latest Ghibli masterpiece of the imagination, brought to life with sketches and stills from Arrietty. Reads L to R (Western Style). 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.