Ghibli Museum Mitaka, a museum in Inokashira Park in western Tokyo showcasing the works of Studio Ghibli, will be releasing a set of art books that highlight Hayao Miyazaki‘s expansive works from years 2001 – 2020.
Dubbed Hayao Miyazaki and the Ghibli Museum, this release contains a two-volume set packed full of illustrations that Miyazaki featured exclusively at the museum. The books are focused on presenting a swathe of colorful sketches and imageboards, 900 in total, that offer a detailed look into the animation studio’s production processes, from planning to completion. There’s also an interview with film producer Toshio Suzuki, who has been considered Miyazaki’s right-hand man. The book also features 18 exhibitions that took place in the 20 years that Ghibli Museum, Mitaka has been open, with numerous footnotes and drawings that provide detailed explanations. With both books combined, there is a total of 174 pages.
Hayao Miyazaki and the Ghibli Museum is currently available for pre-order on Donguri Sora’s website for ¥25,000 JPY (approximately $240 USD).
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