This year marks the 30th anniversary of Hayao Miyazki’s first film, Castle in the Sky. It’s also the 20th anniversary of what many consider to be his magnum opus, Princess Mononke.
To celebrate these anniversaries, VIZ Media will release full-color picture books for each film in December.
The new books capture the magic of the legendary studio’s animated films with easy-to-read text, full-color pictures direct from the film, and a family-friendly oversized hardcover format aimed at readers of all ages.
Maybe it’s because Ponyo did four times the box office of any North American release of any previous film by Hayao Miyazaki, maybe it’s because they are just such wonderful films. Whatever the case, Disney DVD has re-issued the director’s Castle in the Air, Kiki’s Delivery Service and My Neighbor Totoro in two-disc special editions with a ton of new bonus features.