Laputa: Castle in the Sky Guide Book

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Laputa: Castle in the Sky Guide Book
Laputa GuideBook Japan Cover.jpg
Front Cover
Author Editor/Publisher: Hideo Ogata
Original title (if not in English) 天空の城ラピュタ Guide Book
(Tenkuu no Shiro Rapyuta Guide Book)
Country Japan
Language Japanese
Publisher Tokuma Shoten
Released 25 August 1986
Pages 396
Size and weight A5
ISBN ZC: 01578-8

Price: ¥680

Note: Contains interviews and a Yoshitoh Asari (あさりよしとお Asari Yoshitoo?) manga about Miyazaki, his career up to that time, and the production of Laputa: Castle in the Sky. The book also contains a collection of Miyazaki's layout drawings from many of his earlier works.

The book's editor, Hideo Ogata (尾形英夫 Ogata Hideo?), was the founding editor of Animage magazine and was responsible for the serialization of the Nausicaä manga. He was also a planner or producer on the early films at Studio Ghibli as well as other anime productions.

Hayao Miyazaki Personal Observation Notesby Yoshitoh Asari
Hayao Miyazaki Personal Observation Notes
by Yoshitoh Asari