Nausicaa (Ghibli) Storyboard Art Book Review

Posted By yonghow on October 30th, 2014

Nausicaa Storyboard Ghibli Art Book

This thick ( 576 pages ) volume houses the full storyboards for Miyazaki Hayao’s Ghibli animated film Nausicaa Of The Valley Of Wind, illustrated by the director himself. More than just a vital production resource for animators, Miyazaki’s superbly detailed and beautiful storyboards are a veritable work of art.

(below) A quick guide at the start of the book instructs readers on the basics of how to read the storyboards.

Nausicaa Storyboard Ghibli Art Book
Nausicaa Storyboard Ghibli Art Book
Nausicaa Storyboard Ghibli Art Book
Nausicaa Storyboard Ghibli Art Book

The drawings are so detailed that one can easily mistake them for drawings from the original Nausicaa manga.

Nausicaa Storyboard Ghibli Art Book
Nausicaa Storyboard Ghibli Art Book
Nausicaa Storyboard Ghibli Art Book
Nausicaa Storyboard Ghibli Art Book

When talking about Nausicaa it is hard not to mention The Journey Of Shuna, a relatively unknown but beautiful watercolor manga by Miyazaki-san that looks like a cross between Nausicaa and Princess Mononoke.

Nausicaa Storyboard Ghibli Art Book
Nausicaa Storyboard Ghibli Art Book
Nausicaa Storyboard Ghibli Art Book
Nausicaa Storyboard Ghibli Art Book
Nausicaa Storyboard Ghibli Art Book
Nausicaa Storyboard Ghibli Art Book
Nausicaa Storyboard Ghibli Art Book
Nausicaa Storyboard Ghibli Art Book

Gorgeously illustrated storyboards from a Ghibli masterpiece. This gets my highest recommendations.

Also be sure to check out Miyazaki’s collection of Nausicaa watercolor illustrations.

Nausicaa Storyboard Book details :

– Dimensions – 22.2 x 3 x 15.6 cm
– 576 pages
– Soft cover with cardboard slipcase
– B&W with color shading, in Japanese

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4 Responses to “Nausicaa (Ghibli) Storyboard Art Book Review”

DISTRAKT

Incredible work of art!

Don Austin

I finally picked up Nausicaa on Blue-Ray. Wonderful film! I would love to have this as an addition!

yonghow

Don Austin – Still waiting for the blu-ray price to drop just a little more before I get it. :]

Ral

Wow! This is a useful study guide..
Then again, I can’t read japanese. XD