VIZ Media Announces Release Of New Studio Ghibli Picture Books
Hardcover Picture Book Editions Feature Vivid And Easy-To-Read Adaptations Of Two Extraordinary Studio Ghibli Feature Films
Source: VIZ Media, MediaLab press releases
Special Thanks to Elizabeth Ellis and Erik Jansen
VIZ Media, LLC, a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, delivers the timeless allure of two of Studio Ghibli’s most acclaimed films with the release of the CASTLE IN THE SKY and PRINCESS MONONOKE Picture Books on December 5th.
CASTLE IN THE SKY (天空の城ラピュタ, Tenkuu no Shiro Rapyuta, 1986), Studio Ghibli’s first feature film, celebrated its 30th Anniversary in 2016. This year also marks the 20th Anniversary of PRINCESS MONONOKE (もののけ姫, Mononoke Hime, 1997), which has gone on to become one of the studio’s most popular films. VIZ Media’s releases capture the magic of the legendary studio’s animated films with easy-to-read text and full-color pictures taken direct from the films, presented in a family-friendly oversized hardcover format.
CASTLE IN THE SKY Picture Book
MSRP: $19.99 U.S. / 26.99 CAN · Debuts December 5th
The legends were true! Somewhere high in the clouds, human beings have again set foot on the floating island of Laputa, for centuries a peaceful, parklike ruin, tended only by its silent, faithful robots. But just behind Pazu and Sheeta are soldiers from the aerial dreadnought Goliath — who have captured Dola and her pirate crew, and are now looting the gold and jewels of the Castle in the Sky for themselves! But the man who guided them there, Muska, has his eyes on power, not money — and he alone knows how to activate the castle’s ancient superweapons that could make him master of the world! Can Pazu and Sheeta stop his sinister plan? Includes scene-by-scene illustrations and character dialogue from the film.
PRINCESS MONONOKE Picture Book
MSRP: $29.99 U.S. / 39.99 CAN · Debuts December 5th
Marked with the curse of a rampaging boar god, young Ashitaka sets off on a journey to cure his mysterious affliction. From behind the walls of an iron-mining town, Lady Eboshi arises to smash all obstacles to technological development. And from out of the forest comes Princess Mononoke, driven by a hatred of all humans. Can she and Ashitaka ally in time to stop the wild lands from being destroyed?
VIZ Media’s catalog of Studio Ghibli Picture Books also includes editions for THE CAT RETURNS, HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE, KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE, MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO, PONYO, THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY, and SPIRITED AWAY.
For additional information on Studio Ghibli LIBRARY titles available from VIZ Media, please visit viz.com.
About VIZ Media, LLC
Established in 1986, VIZ Media is the premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing. Along with its popular digital magazine Weekly Shonen Jump and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, DRAGON BALL, SAILOR MOON, and POKÉMON, VIZ Media offers an extensive library of titles and original content in a wide variety of book and video formats, as well as through official licensed merchandise. Owned by three of Japan’s largest publishing and entertainment companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is dedicated to bringing the best titles for English-speaking audiences worldwide.