Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Watercolor Collection (France)

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Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Watercolor Collection
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Original title (if not in English) Nausicaä de la vallée du vent : Recueil d'aquarelles
Illustrator Hayao Miyazaki
Country France
Language French
Publisher Glénat
Released 9 November 2007
Media type Softcover
Pages 207
Size and weight A4
ISBN -10: 2-7234-5180-1
-13: 978-2-7234-5180-2

Price 29,99€

Note: Softcover French-language version of the clothbound Japanese original. Contains 330 color illustrations from Nausicaä. The first third of the book features illustrations used for posters and manga covers. Next to each illustration is commentary by Miyazaki. The second third features imageboards for the movie. The final third features a seven-page interview with Miyazaki followed by 46 pages with over 190 concept sketches. These sketches provide a fascinating window into Miyazaki's preliminary ideas for the Nausicaä saga. Amidst this treasure trove of discarded and unused ideas are experimental costumes and vehicles, prototype ship designs, and bits saved for later movies.

Extra bonuses: A guide matching Animage issues to the Collected Volumes, and four autobiographical cartoons about creating Nausicaä. (Two cartoons and their rough translations can be see on Marc Hairston's web site - the first one is located about a fourth of the way down the web page, the second is about half way down.) Under the dust jacket, the book's cover displays eight Animage magazine issues that featured Nausicaä on the cover.
Book on Glénat site

Watercolor Impressions is available in Japanese from Tokuma Shoten and in English from VIZ Media.