The Art of Kiki’s Delivery Service – The Storyboard Book

Posted By yonghow on September 28th, 2011

Kiki's Delivery Service Storyboard Art Book Review

Kiki’s Delivery Service is probably one of my 3 favourite Ghibli films, falling only behind Princess Mononoke and Totoro. A beautiful coming of age film, the story is simple and is often mistaken as a kid’s movie, but it’s depiction of sadness/loneliness are sombre subjects that adults will also relate to.
The story board book is an excellent way to study the film at one’s own pacing. And like all Miyazaki storboards, its so beautifully illustrated !

Kiki's Delivery Service Storyboard Art Book Review
Kiki's Delivery Service Storyboard Art Book Review
Kiki's Delivery Service Storyboard Art Book Review

(above) One of my favourite moments in the film – Kiki prepares for departure from her home, cue catchy opening music.

Kiki's Delivery Service Storyboard Art Book Review
Kiki's Delivery Service Storyboard Art Book Review

(above) Kiki’s faithful companion Kuroneki Jiji ( black cat Jiji ) provides many opportune moments for comic relief.

Kiki's Delivery Service Storyboard Art Book Review
Kiki's Delivery Service Storyboard Art Book Review

(above) One of Ghibli’s most iconic images – A forlorn Kiki inside Guchokipanya Bakery.

Kiki's Delivery Service Storyboard Art Book Review
Kiki's Delivery Service Storyboard Art Book Review
Kiki's Delivery Service Storyboard Art Book Review
Kiki's Delivery Service Storyboard Art Book Review
Kiki's Delivery Service Storyboard Art Book Review

(above) Miyazaki-san tutors the reader in anime camera techniques in a short but lively section at the end of the book.

Kiki's Delivery Service Storyboard Art Book Review
Kiki's Delivery Service Storyboard Art Book Review

(above) The book comes with a protective cardboard slipcase.

Kiki’s Delivery Service – The Storyboard Book details :

– Dimensions – 8.6 x 6.2 x 1.4 inches
– 560 pages
– Soft cover with cardboard slipcase
– Black and White, in Japanese

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5 Responses to “The Art of Kiki’s Delivery Service – The Storyboard Book”

Zack

as always, it looks great.

Top 3 Ghibli Films:

Porco Rosso
Mononoke
Ocean Waves

yonghow

Zack – Porco Rosso’s definitely high on my list too. Can’t wait for the upcoming sequel !!

Zack

i know. i love that character so much. it would never happen in a million years, but i would love to see some kind of series or miniseries with his exploits during the wars; maybe that will lend itself to the new film somehow!

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