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Starting Point: 1979-1996 Paperback – Illustrated, 8 April 2014

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Hayao Miyazaki is one of Japan’s most beloved animation directors. In 2005 he was awarded the Venice International Film Festival’s Golden Lion Award for Lifetime Achievement, and his Studio Ghibli received the festival’s Osella Award for overall achievement in 2004. Miyazaki’s films include Spirited Away, winner of the 2002 Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature Film, as well as Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service, Princess Mononoke, Howl's Moving Castle, and Ponyo, all of which have received great acclaim in the U.S. Miyazaki’s other achievements include the highly regarded manga series Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind and Starting Point: 1979-1996, a collection of essays, interviews, and memoirs that chronicle his early career and the development of his theories of animation. Both are published in English by VIZ Media.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ VIZ Media LLC; Illustrated edition (8 April 2014)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 462 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1421561042
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1421561042
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 15.24 x 3.3 x 22.86 cm
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Hayao Miyazaki is the prominent director of many popular animated feature films. He is also the co-founder of Studio Ghibli, the award-winning Japanese animation studio and production company behind worldwide hits such as PRINCESS MONONOKE, HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE and SPIRITED AWAY.

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I read the first volume as well, it’s amazing to see Mizayaki thinking and how he developed in his art. I’m a big supporter of his work but after this I appreciate even more how much work and passion it goes to create those masterpieces.
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Really looking forward to this book, but sadly upon receiving it only minutes ago, three pages are ripped. This has never happen before in all the years I’ve been buying via Amazon so I am quite shocked. Just be aware that buying physical books may be a gamble in terms of keeping them pristine
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really fantastic, any fan of Miyazaki or Ghibli should consider ...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Super great book for its texts, but missed more illustrations!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting book for Ghibli lovers
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