• RRP: £25.00
  • You Save: £8.00 (32%)
FREE Delivery in the UK.
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Princess Mononoke - The A... has been added to your Basket
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Appears to have been read. Small cut / scratch on the spine. All purchases eligible for Amazon customer service and a 30-day return policy.
Trade in your item
Get a £6.45
Gift Card.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Princess Mononoke - The Art of (Art of Princess Mononoke) (Studio Ghibli Library) Hardcover – 25 Sep 2014


See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
£17.00
£13.74 £12.43
£17.00 FREE Delivery in the UK. In stock. Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Princess Mononoke - The Art of (Art of Princess Mononoke) (Studio Ghibli Library) + The Art of Miyazaki's Spirited Away (Studio Ghibli Library) + The Art of Howl's Moving Castle (Studio Ghibli Library)
Price For All Three: £50.60

Buy the selected items together



Trade In this Item for up to £6.45
Trade in Princess Mononoke - The Art of (Art of Princess Mononoke) (Studio Ghibli Library) for an Amazon Gift Card of up to £6.45, which you can then spend on millions of items across the site. Trade-in values may vary (terms apply). Learn more

Product details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Viz Media, Subs. of Shogakukan Inc; Reprint edition (25 Sep 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1421565978
  • ISBN-13: 978-1421565972
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 2.3 x 27.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,857 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

About the Author

Hayao Miyazaki is the prominent director of many popular animated feature films. He is also the co-founder of Studio Ghibli, the award-winning Japanese animation studio and production company behind worldwide hits such as PRINCESS MONONOKE, HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE and SPIRITED AWAY.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
2
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See both customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Parka HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 28 Sep 2014
Format: Hardcover
Length: 2:05 Mins
This is a belated but welcome translation by publisher Viz Media of the original Japanese artbook The Art of The Princess Mononoke--もののけ姫. Princess Mononoke and and the accompanying artbook came out in 1997. By the way, that Japanese artbook is still being reprinted even after so many years.

I've reviewed the original Japanese artbook before, and also the other English edition by Miramax Books. There's no point getting those books now because one's in Japanese and the other is out of print. Viz Media's books are widely available.

The interior pages of this English edition is laid out exactly the same as the Japanese book, only the text have been replaced. One other difference is this book is a hardcover vs the textured dust jacket paperback Japanese edition. This 224-page hardcover has well reproduced pictures on low to no gloss paper. Very good.

The book starts off with a few poems and an introduction by Hayao Miyazaki before it goes into the concept art.

The concept art is a mixture of character designs, movie stills, environment art, storyboards and several computer animation screenshots. There are line drawings as well as the pencil and watercolour sketches of Hayao Miyazaki. There aren't many studios that still use watercolour sketches to create concept art nowadays so it's always refreshing to see the ones from Studio Ghibli. The sketches may look loose but they convey the action and settings clearly, and they look charming.

The environment art are by Kazuo Oga and some of his artworks have also appeared in 男鹿和雄画集II (Oga Kazuo Animation Artworks 2). There are a lot of background paintings and not one of them are credited so it's impossible to tell if they are all from Kazuo Oga.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is another sumptuous volume of Studio Ghibli artwork. I have other of the books published in this series (Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle) and I am always delighted with not only the quality of the book binding but also the print quality which is always bright and crisp. It is becoming a common problem in art books that the images have been enlarged beyond their original dimensions, which ultimately leads to grainy or pixelated images. The full colour large images in this book do not suffer this fate though and are extremely well printed.

The book consists of many stills from the movie and lots of concept art too. Practically every page has colour artwork on it detailing everything from the environments to the characters. Often a shot from the film is paired up with the concept art so you can see where the illustrators were coming from and how the final artwork was different, if at all.

In the back of the book are lots of the storyboards which shows how the dynamics of the action was mapped out. Very interesting if you are into film making processes, but personally I'm all about the artwork rather than the storyboards.

The book is slightly bigger than A4 size, which mean the art is a good size - not too small, and it is bound in a glossy printed hardback, it does not come with a dustcover, but none of my other Ghibli books did either.

If you are a fan of the movie, of Studio Ghibli or animation/illustration then this really is a musty for your collection. It is a masterclass in lighting, colour and form; not only in animation context but illustration aswell. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did and that you use it as a reference book as much as art-eye-candy.

Many thanks for reading!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: 8 reviews
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Beautiful companion art book 28 Sep 2014
By Parka - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is a belated but welcome translation by publisher Viz Media of the original Japanese artbook The Art of The Princess Mononoke--もののけ姫. Princess Mononoke and and the accompanying artbook came out in 1997. By the way, that Japanese artbook is still being reprinted even after so many years.

I've reviewed the original Japanese artbook before, and also the other English edition by Miramax Books. There's no point getting those books now because one's in Japanese and the other is out of print. Viz Media's books are widely available.

The interior pages of this English edition is laid out exactly the same as the Japanese book, only the text have been replaced. One other difference is this book is a hardcover vs the textured dust jacket paperback Japanese edition. This 224-page hardcover has well reproduced pictures on low to no gloss paper. Very good.

The book starts off with a few poems and an introduction by Hayao Miyazaki before it goes into the concept art.

The concept art is a mixture of character designs, movie stills, environment art, storyboards and several computer animation screenshots. There are line drawings as well as the pencil and watercolour sketches of Hayao Miyazaki. There aren't many studios that still use watercolour sketches to create concept art nowadays so it's always refreshing to see the ones from Studio Ghibli. The sketches may look loose but they convey the action and settings clearly, and they look charming.

The environment art are by Kazuo Oga and some of his artworks have also appeared in 男鹿和雄画集II (Oga Kazuo Animation Artworks 2). There are a lot of background paintings and not one of them are credited so it's impossible to tell if they are all from Kazuo Oga.

Towards the back are three tutorials that look at how the film is made, such as the use of computers for compositing, colouring and backgrounds. That's followed by selected storyboards. Finally there's a 3-year production diary that records down the milestones and activities. Even things like Hayao Miyazaki going for his acupuncture sessions are also recorded. Amusing.

Just like other Studio Ghibli artbooks, this is a wonderful companion to the film. Highly recommended to fans of Princess Mononoke and Studio Ghibli.
really good 13 Nov 2014
By SogeKing - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
They finally released an English version of this book, just in time for the BD of Princess Mononoke to come out. This leaves Castle in the Sky as the only major Miyazaki Ghibli art book not to receive an English release. I have been an avid collector of these Ghibli art books ever since Spirited Away came out. There are some things that are unique to this book. Mononoke is the only art book, or one of the few, not to have the printed script at the end. That's great since I usually ignore those anyway - they are such a waste of space in my opinion. It is the only one as well to have a section devoted entirely to the CGI production in Mononoke, where they show the process by which, layer by layer, things like the demon infection on Ashitaka's arm get rendered. Also, it is one of the few to depict storyboards (drawn by Miyazaki) for an entire sequence (the ending). Miyazaki's poems are included in the beginning, and these are also found in the book "Turning Point." These are all quite interesting and welcome features. What is a problem is the large amount of space devoted to cel art as they do a blow by blow scene description. If I wanted that, I would just watch the movie. Fortunately there is enough concept art (which is the main reason for me to buy this book) to keep me happy.
I like it, but I was expecting more. 26 Oct 2014
By Gabriel Solis - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I've been waiting for this a long time! There are a couple of things I don't like and a couple I really enjoy.

One of the issues I find is that, you can't actually see a character creation process; unlike other Studio Ghibli / Viz Media books there is a very little of base creation content. You can see a few sketches of the main characters, and by "a few" I really mean "very little".

On the other side, pictures are amazing, and every detail of them is very explained. I like to see there's a storyboard of the some scenes for the film and there's a nice "production diary" indicating the production process day by day.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Five Stars 31 Aug 2014
By Morfeo - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The book is good, but it could have been better. I waited for years. The images are to dark.
Five Stars 29 Sep 2014
By A - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Amazing book! Great reference for an artist, it's a constant source of inspiration.
Were these reviews helpful? Let us know


Feedback