Fans of Miyazaki's movies won't be disappointed by this book. It has lots of concept art, sketches, water colour storyboards, character design and beautiful paintings of the countryside.
Some of the art are captioned by Miyazaki to give you insight into the scenes.
At the end of the book is a summary of the film's production process. There are interviews with key production staff, including the music director Joe Hisaishi.
This book is easily a classic, just like the anime movie itself.
If you like this book, you might also want to check out the other art-of books I have reviewed for Studio Ghibli's movies.
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