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Starting Point: 1979-1996 Hardcover – 1 Oct 2010

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 461 pages
  • Publisher: VIZ Media LLC (1 Oct. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1421505940
  • ISBN-13: 978-1421505947
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 3.8 x 15.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 477,257 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.


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This book came in great use to me when I was doing my A2 film studies research project on Hayao Miyazaki, not only is it a translation from the book that Miyazaki worked on, ir has a forward from John Lasseter. note it does not contain any information on films made after 1996 like spirited away, howl's moving castle or ponyo etc.
but came in great use and full of plenty of information.
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Bought this or daughters Film studies course work.
It is brilliant, she is so happy.
Would recommend this book to anyone.
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It was a gift for a friend and she loved it. Great work, so complete, but also we missed more images by Miyazaki. The book contains some illustrations in the middle but it is true that, although it would make it a super big book, we would have loved to see much more illustrations accompanying the text.
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A very enjoyable and inspiring book related to Studio Ghibli studios and the films produced.

I feel it could have been a bit more colourful and interesting to look at and include more sketches and drawings.
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my daughters are big Miyazaki fans and this book is fantastic. It inspires the kids greatly and they are now drawing and writing stories themselves...
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Yes,a very good and entertaining read about how a genius has to strive to overcome prejudice and opposition to be able to enrich beyond measure the rest of the world.I for one am very grateful for his renowned determination and vision.Hayao Miyazaki has certainly brought many hours of absolute joy and entertainment to my life.
Following my reading of this wonderful book,I re watched all Studio Ghibli films to experience the techniques mentioned in his interviews.In the original Japanese format,of course.So that's even more hours of joy to be thankful for...YAY Miyazaki !
It was good to also learn about the origins of Nausicaa and the trials that were overcome to bring us this amazing story.
I went straight to Amazon to get the original manga Box set.Luck me..,I'm nearly the happiest person in the known Universe !
I must be in the top 10..,surely ?!
Anyway,the style and questions at the interviews Miyazaki attended were very revealing for me and I enjoyed some blistering replies ! There appear to be some commentators/reviewers who don't seem to appreciate an honest or heartfelt opinion.Sour grapes,if you ask me.You can't fault a man who readily documents and admits his own shortcomings.I admire him.
An excellent book if you want to know more about how a master craftsman goes about creating a masterpiece.
Obviously,as Hayao readily admits,it takes a team to complete the film but the ideas have to come from someone.
This book reveals where and how those gems came from and the development process.
That's what I wanted and that's what I got.
I must be in the top 9..,surely ?
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Great book for anyone looking into Hayao Miyazaki for Film studies or anyone keen on animation
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