Pippi Longstockings That Never Saw the Light of Day

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Pippi Longstockings
That Never Saw the Light of Day
Pippi ThatNeverWas Japan book cover obi.jpg
Front Cover with Obi
Author Isao Takahata
Hayao Miyazaki
Youichi Kotabe
Original title (if not in English) 幻の「長くつ下のピッピ」
(Maboroshi no 'Nagakutsushita no Pippi')
Country Japan
Language Japanese
Publisher Iwanami Shoten
Released 9 October 2014
Media type Tankoubon
Pages 152
Size and weight B5 Softcover
ISBN -10: 4-00-024819-7
-13: 9784000248198

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.

Front Cover
Front Cover