Studio Ghibli: 100 Collectible Postcards
About the book
Celebrate the art of Studio Ghibli, the beloved Japanese animation film studio, with this extensive collection of 100 full-color postcards showcasing final frames from all their feature-length films-from Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984) to When Marnie Was There (2014). Housed in a keepsake box with a lifting ribbon, these gorgeously detailed images will delight Studio Ghibli and animation fans of every age. (c) 2001 Studio Ghibli - NDDTM
Holiday gift pick This gorgeous set of 100 cards show the final frames from each of the Japanese studio's feature films-a perfect choice for anime-niacs. -Toronto Life
Studio Ghibli Biography
Studio Ghibli Inc. (Japanese: 株式会社スタジオジブリ, Hepburn: Kabushiki-gaisha Sutajio Jiburi) is a Japanese animation studio headquartered in Koganei, Tokyo. It is best known for its animated feature films, and has also produced several short subjects, television commercials, and two television films. Its mascot and most recognizable symbol is a character named Totoro, a giant spirit inspired by raccoon dogs (tanuki) and cats from the 1988 anime film My Neighbor Totoro. Among the studio's highest-grossing films are Spirited Away (2001), Howl's Moving Castle (2004) and Ponyo (2008). The studio was founded on June 15, 1985, by directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata and producer Toshio Suzuki, after the successful performance of Topcraft's Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984). It has also collaborated with video game studios on the visual development of several games.Five of the studio's films are among the ten highest-grossing anime feature films made in Japan. Spirited Away is second, grossing 31.68 billion yen in Japan and over US$380 million worldwide; and Princess Mononoke is fourth, grossing 20.18 billion yen. Many of their works have won the Animage Grand Prix award. Four have won the Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year. Five of their films have received Academy Award nominations. Spirited Away won the 2002 Golden Bear and the 2003 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.On August 3, 2014, Studio Ghibli temporarily suspended production following Miyazaki's retirement. In February 2017, Suzuki announced that Miyazaki had come out of retirement to direct a new feature film, How Do You Live?, which he intended to be his last film.
NameThe name "Ghibli" was chosen by Miyazaki from the Italian noun ghibli (also used in English), based on the Libyan Arabic name for hot desert wind (قبلي, 'ghiblī'), the idea being the studio would "blow a new wind through the anime industry". It also refers to an Italian aircraft, the Caproni Ca.309. Although the Italian word would be more accurately transliterated as "Giburi" (ギブリ), with a hard g sound, the studio is romanised in Japanese as Jiburi (ジブリ, [dʑiꜜbɯɾi] (listen)).
Tokuma Shoten eraFounded on June 15, 1985, Studio Ghibli was headed by directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata and producer Toshio Suzuki. Miyazaki and Takahata had already had long careers in Japanese film and television animation and had worked together on The Great Adventure of Horus, Prince of the Sun in 1968 and the Panda! Go, Panda! films in 1972 and 1973. In 1978, Suzuki became an editor at Tokuma Shoten's Animage manga magazine, where the first film he chose was Horus. A year after his phone call with Takahata and his first encounter with Miyazaki, both about Horus, he made a phone call about the first film Miyazaki ever directed: The Castle of Cagliostro. The studio was founded after the success of the 1984 film Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. Suzuki was part of the film's p ... Read full biography
|Languages:||| English ||
|Illustrations:||full colour throughout|
|Book Format:||Postcard book or pack|
|Book Binding:||Коробка, Листовое издание|
|Publication date:||Aug. 20, 2019|
|First Publication Date:||None|
|Publication City/Country:||San Francisco, United States|