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Viz has previously published five high-quality, full-color English translated editions of art books based on films by Miyazaki-Japan's premier animation director-including Spirited Awayand Howl's Moving Castle. This latest addition to the series has a slightly different focus: it collects remarkable watercolor artwork by Miyazaki relating to both the manga and the anime versions of Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, the story of a brave princess in a dying, far-future Earth. The opening section focuses on the manga, including pieces created for magazine covers, posters, and calendars. Miyazaki's commentary relates the humorous circumstances behind some of the work and reveals his dislike of drawing covers and Nausicaa pin-up illustrations, with some of the most beautiful images among his least favorite. A second section contains preproduction artwork for the 1984 Nausicaamovie, featuring the film's characters, cities, flying machines, and the Sea of Corruption, a monstrous forest spreading over Earth. The final section begins with an interview with Miyazaki on the origins of Nausicaaand includes pre-Nausicaaconceptual artwork. Both the manga and the anime are revered by fans; this lavish hardcover is recommended for all collections.