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.
Kiki, a young witch-in-training, has reached the age of 13. According to tradition, all witches of that age must leave home for one year, so that they can learn how to live on their own. Kiki, along with her talking cat Jiji, fly away to live in the seaside town of Korico. After starting her own delivery service (using her broom as the delivery vehicle), Kiki must learn how to deal with her new life, especially after she loses the power to fly.
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 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.
Soar into this modern Japanese classic about a young witch and her clever cat with this new translation by Emily Balistrieri which will delight fans of the beloved Studio Ghibli animated movie as well as new readers. 'A magical, joyous read, brought to life by the most beautiful illustrations' - Harriet Muncaster, author of Isadora Moon 'A charming and beautifully written story' - Laura Ellen Anderson, author of Amelia Fang Kiki is a trainee witch. On her thirteenth birthday she must follow tradition and leave home to find a new village. She knows she has to use only her powers to make a living, but Kiki's no good at potions or spells...can she use her flying abilities to make her own way in the world? She sets out with her beloved black cat Jiji on an exciting journey, making new friends along the way.
This Blank Sketchbook will be a great gift for Kiki's Delivery Service lovers. If you know someone's watching or watched this, I'm sure it's a perfect bull's-eye. Specification: - Premium Matte Cover with Kiki and Black Jiji Cat - 6 "x 9" - 105 Pages Take notes, Draw, Doodle, Sketch and much more! Enjoy shopping and have fun!
Now that she's 13 years old, it's for Kiki to learn how to become a witch. Now that she's 13 years old, it's time for young Kiki to start thinking about her future. So one night, under the shine of a full moon, she grabs her black cat Jiji, hops on her mother's broom and heads off into the night. The next day she alights upon a friendly oceanside city, and this, she tells her loyal and furry companion, is where she'll spend the next year learning how to become a real, honest-to-goodness witch. All the kids in the Aviation Club are excited to have a witch living in their hometown. Tombo, for one, won't rest until Kiki shows him how she flies through the air on her broom. Suddenly, little Kiki has become the most popular girl in Corico!
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.
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.
Hayao Miyazaki's career in animation has made him famous as not only the greatest director of animated features in Japan, the man behind classics as My Neighbour Totoro (1988) and Spirited Away (2001), but also as one of the most influential animators in the world, providing inspiration for animators in Disney, Pixar, Aardman, and many other leading studios. However, the animated features directed by Miyazaki represent only a portion of his 50-year career. Hayao Miyazaki examines his earliest projects in detail, alongside the works of both Japanese and non-Japanese animators and comics artists that Miyazaki encountered throughout his early career, demonstrating how they all contributed to the familiar elements that made Miyazaki's own films respected and admired among both the Japanese and the global audience.
This Blank Notebook will be a great gift for Kiki's Delivery Service lovers. If you know someone's watching or watched this, I'm sure it's a perfect bull's-eye. Specification: - Premium Matte Cover with Kiki and Black Jiji Cat - 6 "x 9" - 105 Pages Take notes, Draw, Doodle, Sketch and much more! Enjoy shopping and have fun!
This collaborative book explores the artistic and aesthetic development of shojo, or girl, manga and discusses the significance of both shojo manga and the concept of shojo, or girl culture. It features contributions from manga critics, educators, and researchers from both manga’s home country of Japan and abroad, looking at shojo and shojo manga’s influence both locally and globally. Finally, it presents original interviews of shojo manga-ka, or artists, who discuss their work and their views on this distinct type of popular visual culture.
Mixed Magic -- Editorial page -- Title page -- LCC data -- Table of contents -- Table of figures -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. Understanding glocalization and fairy tales -- 1.1 Global connections: An overview -- 1.1.1 Imagining the global, the local, and the glocal -- 1.2 A cognitive understanding of glocalization -- 1.2.1 An overview of important terms -- 1.2.2 The cognitive blending of global and local -- 1.3 Glocalization, children's literature, and subjectivity -- 1.4 Reading the glocal -- 1.5 Approaches to subjectivity: Mixing Eastern and Western perspectives -- 1.6 Glocal relationships in children's literature -- 1.7 Spotlight on the fairy-tale network -- 2. Glocal fairy-tale retellings -- 2.1 The nation re-imagined: A mishmash of scripts -- 2.2 The immigrant's story: Living in the blend of East and West -- 2.3 Metamorphosis and the deconstruction of stereotypes -- 2.4 Subjectivity at the intersection of fairy tale, history, and globalization -- 2.5 Origins of nation reimagined: War and folktale -- 2.6 Mishmash fairy tale scripts: A deconstruction of colonial mentality -- 2.7 Reshaping the postcolonial child into the glocal child -- 2.8 From cultural diversity to cultural hybridity: The glocal script -- 3. "Can we be compassionately blended?" -- 3.1 Constructing Orient and Occident -- 3.2 Orientalization as a script and as a space -- 3.3 The forbidden chamber and the Beast's palace -- 3.4 The orientalization of Beauty and the Beast and Bluebeard: An English tradition -- 3.5 "Bluebeard" I: Constructing the orientalized space through words and pictures -- 3.6 "Bluebeard" II: Blending orientalized illustrations with a Western narrative -- 3.7 "Bluebeard" III: The forbidden chamber and the destruction of the monstrous oriental -- 3.8 "Beauty and the Beast" I: Orientalized illustrations
Representing Agency in Popular Culture addresses the intersection of child and youth agency and popular culture. Here, scholars expand understandings of agency, power, and voice in children’s lives, identifying popular culture as an important source of inspiration and inquiry within the future of childhood studies.
Exploring a selection of anime adaptations of famous works of both Eastern and Western provenance, this book is concerned with appreciating their significance and appeal as independent texts. The author evaluates three aspects of anime adaptation—how anime adaptations develop their original sources in stylistic, aesthetic, and psychological terms; how specific features of the anime medium impact alchemically on the original sources to bring into being imaginative works of an autonomous nature; and which qualities render an adaptation in anime form a distinctly unique artistic creation.
Formed by a small group of university students in the early 1980s, Studio Gainax is now one of the most adventurous and widely esteemed anime companies on the scene. And it is fascinating for its unique approach to animation. Formal experimentation, genre-straddling, self-reflexivity, unpredictable plot twists, a gourmet palate for stylishness, proverbially controversial endings, and a singularly iconoclastic worldview are some of the hallmarks. This documentation of the studio’s achievements provides a critical overview of both the company and its films: in-depth examinations of particular titles that best represent the company’s overall work, including television series such as Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water and Neon Genesis Evangelion, and feature films such as Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise and Gunbuster vs. Diebuster. Each chapter highlights the contribution made by a specific production to the company’s progress.
This book deals with processes of reception in visual arts. Images (in the broadest sense) from different cultures and times are examined. The volume focuses on two key interpretations of reception. On the one hand, reception is understood as a concept of repetition and revision spanning different cultures and time periods. On the other hand, reception is also seen as the process of perceiving images. Both ways of understanding can be described by the metaphor of migration of images: in the first case, images migrate from one medium to another; in the second case, they migrate from the artefact into the human body. The contributions to this volume cover a variety of approaches coming from different disciplines such as Ancient Oriental philology, English and American studies, classical studies, classical archaeology, communication studies, cultural studies, art history, aesthetics, literature, media studies, philosophy, journalism, Romance studies, sociology, Near Eastern archaeology, prehistory, and classical studies.
With Broken Age, adventure gaming auteur Tim Schafer returned for the first time in 16 years to the genre that he helped create, and after a historic, record-breaking crowdfunding campaign, the full adventure is here in all its beautiful, hand-painted glory! Now, Dark Horse Books is proud to partner with Double Fine Productions to offer an intimate look into the worlds of Broken Age! Featuring hundreds of pieces of art, and commentary from the notable voices of director Tim Schafer, lead artist Nathan "Bagel" Stapley, concept artists Peter Chan and Scott Campbell, art director Lee Petty, and more!