This is a great book. Whether you are familiar with the work of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli or not, the work in this book cannot fail to impress. It leads you from an introduction by Miyazaki's, though his concept art (beautiful watercolour sketches) to the final backgrounds and character work including a script at the back. The layout of the book follow the narrative of the film, with introductions to the characters and locations along the way. A section at the back is devoted to the digital processes used during the making of the film and throughout the book there are short paragraphs from the artists about their experiences and thinking process (e.g, use of colour, architectural influence etc etc). The images in the book are incredible and allow you to study in detail the work and skill of the artists, as a student studying animation I find this book is an invaluable resource. I have bought other "The art of" books on other Miyazaki film, and this book lives up to their high standards (unfortunately the other books are only available from Japan, try Amazon.jp). I highly recommend this book to anyone even remotely interested in animation or the work of Miyazaki, good to see a hardback book at this price too. Cant recommend it enough.