[OUTLET] The Art of the Boy and the Heron

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This book has damage on the bottom left of the front cover.

This art book features image boards, art boards, background paintings, character designs, and scene stills drawn during the production of the movie “The Boy and the Heron” arranged according to the flow of the story.

It traces the culmination of Studio Ghibli’s longest production process and the art of filmmaking, through a wealth of materials and original drawings.

Included are precious interviews with the main staff, including director Hayao Miyazaki’s planning documents and the final script for voice recording, a production timeline, and discussions about the production site from key staff members such as Yu Honda (animation director), Yoji Takeshige (art director), Noboru Yoshida (backgrounds), Atsushi Okui (director of photography), Shinya Ohira (key animation), and Noriko Takaya (harmony).

◆ Table of Contents ◆
Memorandum on Feature-Length Planning: Should We Make a Theater Feature?
Feature-Length Animation Planning Document
Explanation of the work to the main staff by director Hayao Miyazaki

Production Timeline
About This Book

[Image, Drawing, Art, Video]
Part A
Part B
Part C
Part D
Part E

Theater Posters
Theme Song

Yu Honda (Animation Director)
Yoji Takeshige (Art Director)
Noboru Yoshida (Backgrounds)
Atsushi Okui (Director of Photography)
Shinya Ohira (Key Animation)
Noriko Takaya (Harmony)

Final Script for Voice Recording

Release Date:
November, 2023

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Studio Ghibli

Studio Ghibli Inc. is a Japanese animation film studio headquartered in Koganei, Tokyo. The studio is best known for its animated feature films, and has also produced several short films, television commercials, and one television film.

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Hayao Miyazaki

Animation film director. Born in Tokyo in 1941. After graduating from the Faculty of Political Economy at Gakushuin University, he joined Toei Animation (currently Toei Animation). After leaving the company, he directed his theatrical work for the first time in “Lupin III: Castle of Cagliostro” in 1979. In 1984, he published “Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind”. He participated in the establishment of Studio Ghibli in 1985.

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Weight 1601 g

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