Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Watercolor Impressions

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Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
Watercolor Impressions
Nausicaa Watercolor Impressions.jpg
Dust Jacket
Author Hayao Miyazaki
Original title (if not in English) 風の谷のナウシカ
(Kaze no Tani no Naushika Suisaiga Shuu)
Translator Andrew Cunningham
Country USA
Language English
Series Studio Ghibli Library
Publisher VIZ Media, LLC
Released 6 November 2007
Pages 208
Size and weight 12 x 9 x 1.2 inches
ISBN -10: 1-4215-1499-0
-13: 978-1-4215-1499-4

Price: $34.99

Note: Hardcover English-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 seen 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 VIZ Media site

Watercolor impressions is also available in French from Glénat.