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2017-09-08

The Art of Castle in the Sky

The Art of Castle in the Sky

Viz Media has long been supporters of Studio Ghibli, and nowhere better is this shown than in their series of movie art books. The Art of Castle in the Sky is the official companion to the 1986 Hayao Miyazaki movie, and like all the titles in the long-running series, features a massive collection of screenshots, production art, design sketches and informational insights from Miyazaki and his production team.

There are official "Art of..." books for all of the Studio Ghibli feature films, and a number of them have yet to be released in the States. I would certainly love to see all of these released on our shores.

I'm a big fan of this series of books and highly recommend them to all Ghibli Freaks. The cover and layout designs are terrific, the pages large and loaded with details. You pay a little more for the hardcover but you always get your money's worth.

Now if we could only see a digital (.pdf) version of these books! That would be magnificent. Unfortunately, if Amazon subjects major book publishers to the same file-size restrictions as they do with independent and self-published authors, then any future prospects for an e-book release remains grim.

In any case, you should pick up a copy of this book. It will look great on the coffee table or bookshelf.




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