Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Watercolor Collection

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Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
Hayao Miyazaki Watercolor Collection
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Dust Jacket
Author Hayao Miyazaki
Original title (if not in English) 風の谷のナウシカ
宮崎駿 水彩画集
(Kaze no Tani no Naushika Miyazaki Hayao Suisaiga Shuu)
Country Japan
Language Japanese
Series Ghibli The Art Series
Publisher Tokuma Shoten
Released 5 September 1996
Pages 208
Size and weight A4 Softcover
ISBN -10: 4-19-810001-2
-13: 978-4198100018


Original Price: ¥ 2762
Reissue Price ¥ 2800

Note: Contains 330 color illustrations from Nausicaä. The first third of the book features illustrations used for posters and manga covers. Next to each illustration is commentary by Miyazaki. The second third features imageboards for the movie. The final third features a seven-page interview with Miyazaki followed by 46 pages with over 190 concept sketches. These sketches provide a fascinating window into Miyazaki's preliminary ideas for the Nausicaä saga. Amidst this treasure trove of discarded and unused ideas are experimental costumes and vehicles, prototype ship designs, and bits saved for later movies.

Extra bonuses: A guide matching Animage issues to the Collected Volumes, and four autobiographical cartoons about creating Nausicaä. (Two cartoons and their rough translations can be seen on Marc Hairston's web site - the first one is located about a fourth of the way down the web page, the second is about half way down.) Under the dust jacket, the book's cover displays eight Animage magazine issues that featured Nausicaä on the cover.

Book on Tokuma Shoten site

This Japanese book has been translated and is available in English from VIZ Media and in French from Glénat.