Ghibliotheque: The Unofficial Guide to the Films of Studio Ghibli

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Released September 2021.

#1 Best Seller on Amazon; translated into Spanish, Italian, French and Korean.

From Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind to Earwig and the Witch, authors Michael Leader and Jake Cunningham review every Studio Ghibli feature film, providing insightful background information on how the films were made, and considered film-fan reactions to the works themselves. Beautifully illustrated with stills and posters, portraits of the creative team and the Studio itself, this is a comprehensive, engaging guide to the wonderfully complex, mysterious and entertaining worlds of the legendary, Oscar-winning animation company.

Reviews:

“From Nausicaä Of The Valley Of The Wind right up to Earwig & The Witch – via My Neighbour Totoro, Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke and more – the team behind the Ghibliotheque podcast have poured their expertise into a lovingly-crafted hardback book for fans and newbies alike.” - Empire Magazine

 

“A comprehensive celebration that thrums with enthusiasm. This densely researched, thoughtfully-opinionated ‘book of the show’ is the result of their three-year odyssey, aimed at the sweet spot between Ghibli fans and Ghibli newbies.” - Sight & Sound

“If Studio Ghibli’s recent return calls for a newcomer-friendly primer, this insightful and attractive guide duly delivers.” - Total Film

The Ghibliotheque Anime Movie Guide

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Released October 2022.

The Ghibliotheque Anime Movie Guide gives an accessible beginner's tour to the wildly popular world of Japanese animated cinema, charting a path that takes in everything from titans of the industry like Akira, Ghost in the Shell and Your Name, to deeper cuts, hidden gems, and future classics. In each chapter, authors Michael Leader and Jake Cunningham focus on one of the all-time greatest anime films, revealing the story behind each film, why it's a must-see, and give readers a welcoming guide through the exciting world of anime

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