VIZ Media 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 5, 2017.
Castle in the Sky, Studio Ghibli’s first feature film, celebrated its 30th Anniversary in 2016. This year also marks the 20th Anniversary of Princess Mononoke, 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 5, 2017
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 5, 2017
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.