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The Art of Castle in the Sky | Cover

Tenku no Shiro Laputa (Castle in the Sky)
© 1986 Nibariki – G

Are you a fan of Studio Ghibli? How about Yoshitaka Amano? Then these announcements from VIZ Media will definitely pique your interest. At C2E2 in Chicago, VIZ Media held an industry panel in which they revealed new publishing acquisitions and even previewed some of these books. Among those announced were two very special art books.

The first art book revealed was an art book by famous illustrator Yoshitaka Amano. The book is titled YOSHITAKA AMANO: ILLUSTRATIONS. This book is set to release in the Summer of 2016. It will feature a selection of works from Yoshitaka Amano.

The second art book is from Studio Ghibli. This art book is titled THE ART OF CASTLE IN THE SKY and will be the final book in the Studio Ghibli feature film collection. It follows the development of Castle in the Sky from its early conception to its final cut. It will be released in Fall 2016 and will coincide with the 30th anniversary of the film’s original release. Castle in the Sky was the first feature film produced by Studio Ghibli and was directed by the legendary Hayao Miyazaki.

For more information on the two books check out the Press Release below:

VIZ Media | Logo


Leading Manga Publisher Previews The Upcoming Release Of New Art Books YOSHITAKA AMANO: ILLUSTRATIONS And THE ART OF CASTLE IN THE SKY

San Francisco, CA, March 21, 2016 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, excited fans this past weekend at Chicago’s premier pop culture and comics convention – C2E2 – as it announced a pair of notable new publishing acquisitions.

During the VIZ Media Industry Panel held this past Saturday, the company thrilled a packed audience as it previewed the upcoming Summer release of YOSHITAKA AMANO: ILLUSTRATIONS, a vivid new art book presenting a curated selection of works by one of Japan’s most famous illustrators and character designers.

VIZ Media also spotlighted the latest forthcoming addition to the Studio Ghibli Library – THE ART OF CASTLE IN THE SKY. This comprehensive book traces the animated film’s development from conception to final cut and will be the final Art Book edition to complete the Studio Ghibli feature film collection. THE ART OF CASTLE IN THE SKY’s publication in October also coincides with the 30th anniversary of the film’s original release.

New Summer & Fall 2016 Art Book Acquisitions

YOSHITAKA AMANO: ILLUSTRATIONS· MSRP: $19.99 U.S. / $22.99 CAN · Debuting Summer 2016

Since beginning his career at age fifteen with the legendary animation studio Tatsunoko Production, Yoshitaka Amano has become one of the most acclaimed artists and illustrators at work today. Displaying a rare range, his oeuvre encompasses everything from minutely observed still-life sketches to full-color paintings on an epic scale, from children’s storybooks to dark adult fantasy, from theatrical productions to video games to sculpture to commercial design. YOSHITAKA AMANO: ILLUSTRATIONS offers a concise survey of this remarkable artist’s career to date. It includes selected full-color pieces for series such as Final Fantasy, Vampire Hunter D and Gatchaman (Battle of the Planets), as well as for Amano’s own creations like Hero and N.Y. Salad. Packed with sketches, commentary, and interviews, this beautiful volume opens a window into the world of Amano.

THE ART OF CASTLE IN THE SKY· MSRP: $34.99 U.S. / $39.99 CAN ·

Debuting Fall 2016

Hayao Miyazaki’s Castle in the Sky was the first feature film produced by the legendary Studio Ghibli. Sheeta, a girl who has the power to defy gravity, is on the run from pirates when she meets the young inventor Pazu. Together they explore the secrets of Laputa, a flying city constructed by a long-lost race of people. All of Miyazaki’s major themes – the power of flight, the bravery of young women, and a world wrecked by change – are captured with beautiful animation and joyous storytelling.

For more information on any art books or manga published by VIZ Media please check out their official website HERE.

SOURCE: Press Release


About Patrick Aguda

Patrick is an avid fan of both video games and anime. He has been a fan of anime since his older sister introduced him to the genre when he was younger. He grew up watching shows such as Cardcaptor Sakura, Digimon Adventure, Gundam Wing, Dragon Ball Z, Tenchi Muyo and Yu Yu Hakusho. His favorite games include Persona 3 Portable, Steambot Chronicles and the .hack//G.U. trilogy. He strongly believes that Sinon, Maki and Mash are best girls.