Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Watercolor Impressions
Note: Hardcover English-language version of the clothbound Japanese original. 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 VIZ Media site