The Art of Princess Mononoke (English)

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Princess Mononoke
The Art and Making of
Japan's Most Popular Film of All Time
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Dust cover art
Author Mark Schilling
Translator Mark Schilling
Country USA
Language English
Publisher Hyperion Press -
Miramax Books
Released 29 September 1999 (1st edition)
Pages 224
Size and weight A4, 3 pounds
ISBN -10: 0-78686-609-8
-13: 978-0786866090

Price: $39.45 (plus tax)

Notes: Out-of-print first-edition English translation of the Japanese The Art of Princess Mononoke. Hardbound, printed on high quality glossy paper. Contains a variety of sketches, storyboards, background production information, and cel reproductions (with backgrounds). It also has a section about the CG in Princess Mononoke.


  • A new introduction by Mark Schilling.
  • Translation of the poems written by Hayao Miyazaki to communicate his vision of the film to Joe Hisaishi, who composed the music for Princess Mononoke. These poems can also be found in the Japanese edition.
  • A transcript of a speech on the history of Studio Ghibli, given by the president of Studio Ghibli, Toshio Suzuki, at the 1995 Annecy International Animated Film Festival. This section replaces the production diary for Princess Mononoke which appeared in the Japanese edition of this book.