Tuesday, January 03, 2012

BOOK - Starting Point 1979-1996 by Hayao Miyazaki

It's great being at home on Christmas. Being with the family, eating well at home, playing to Nintendo with my brother and seeing old friends back. I also like having a look back to my old stuff, Books and movies mostly. Since I have the Kindle It's a long time I don't read a book on paper but in my last order to amazon I bought three books that have not been released on digital yet and left them at home because I do not like carrying heavy stuff around. One of them it's a collection of Hayao Miyazaki's essays, lectures and comments from 1979 to 1996 that where collected and published under the title 出発点―1979~1996 in Japan on august 1996 and that Viz Media released in USA on August 2009: Starting Point: 1979-1996. It's a unique opportunity to see Miyazakis vision of the relation of manga and animation with the Japanese society and culture and to assist in first person to the thoughts that where boiling in  Miyazaki's head during the first days in the making of Studio Ghibli and the later successful years. I already wait to the english translation of the second part called 折り返し点―1997~2008 and published in japan on July 2008, before a third part comes out. I wish I could read Japanese fluently. I may start training one of this days.

Stating Point: 1979~1996 by Hayao Miyazaki

Publisher: Viz Media
Release date: 2009-VIII-4
Language: English
Number of pages: 461
Size: 9 x 1.5 x 6 inches
Retail price: $29.99
ISBN-10: 1421505940
ISBN-13: 978-1421505947
Buy the English edition on Amazon:
US / ES / JP

出発点―1979~1996 宮崎 駿

by Hayao Miyazaki
Publisher: Studio Ghibli (スタジオジブリ)
Release date: 1996-VIII-1
Language: Japanese
Number of pages: 580
Size: 18.6 x 13 x 3.6 cm
Retail price: ¥ 2808
ISBN-10: 4198605416
ISBN-13: 978-4198605414

Buy the Japanese edition on Amazon