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VIZ Media to Release ‘The Art of Princess Mononoke ‘

Studio Ghibli Library imprint celebrates Hayao Miyazaki and his groundbreaking animated film in a gorgeous hardcover art book featuring a new translation.

San Francisco, CA -- VIZ Media, the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, captures the attention of anime fans and collectors with a special new edition of the acclaimed art book, “The Art of Princess Mononoke,” which features a new translation and beautiful hardcover presentation. The edition will debut on August 26th.

VIZ Media’s Studio Ghibli Library imprint celebrates the work of iconic Japanese film director Hayao Miyazaki and his famed animation studio. The imprint has collected and released a substantial catalog of full-color art books, film comics, children’s picture books and other releases for Studio Ghibli films such as Princess Mononoke, Howl’s Moving Castle, Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, and The Wind Rises.

THE ART OF PRINCESS MONONOKE · MSRP: $34.99 U.S. / $39.99 CAN ·
Available August 26th

This new hardcover edition features insightful interviews, concept sketches, character art and finished animation cels from the critically acclaimed fantasy action film by Oscar-winning director Hayao Miyazaki. Released in 1997, Princess Mononoke was the first Hayao Miyazaki film to break into the American mainstream. The journey from initial idea to the big screen is captured here in stunning detail and also includes a look at Miyazaki’s original concept art and the use of computer graphics technology in the film’s production.

“We are very proud to expand our Studio Ghibli imprint with “The Art of Princess Mononoke” and invite devoted fans and serious collectors to savor the gorgeous artwork and updated translation it features,” says Masumi Washington, Senior Editorial Director. “Princess Mononoke was a groundbreaking achievement for Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli and became the film that firmly established him on the international stage. ‘The Art of Princess Mononoke’ is a beautiful testament to this creative visionary and his unique film.”

Source: VIZ Media

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