Pippi Longstockings That Never Saw the Light of Day
|Front Cover with Obi|
|Original title (if not in English)||幻の「長くつ下のピッピ」
(Maboroshi no 'Nagakutsushita no Pippi')
|Released||9 October 2014|
|Size and weight||B5 Softcover|
Price: ¥2100 (plus tax)
Notes: Pippi Longstockings (That Never Saw the Light of Day) is an artbook that details the infamous anime project helmed by Isao Takahata, Hayao Miyazaki and Yoichi Kotabe. The author of Pippi, Astrid Lindgren, had refused to grant the rights to the anime production, scuttling a project that had taken years to develop, though many aspects of the character and background designs would eventually show up in later Studio Ghibli productions. This publication, the result of recently thawed relations between the Studio Ghibli founders and Astrid's estate, features over 100 illustrations, production designs and image boards, as well as new interviews and insights by the principle creators.