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Viz Offers Miyazaki's Princess Mononoke: The First Story Book

posted on 2014-03-07 03:30 EST
Will also release The Art of Princess Mononoke art book

Viz Media announced on Thursday that it will release Hayao Miyazaki's Princess Mononoke: The First Story book. It also detailed the release plans for The Art of Princess Mononoke book.

Miyazaki wrote and illustrated Princess Mononoke: The First Story in 1980, while he conceived the idea that would eventually become the Princess Mononoke film. The oversized book features watercolor art and a story that is different from what he presented in the film.

After a long, exhausting war, a samurai lost in a forest encounters a giant wildcat – a mononoke. The beast saves his life, but at the price of his daughter's hand in marriage...

The hardcover book will retail for US$34.99 in October.

The Art of Princess Mononoke art book is newly translated with interviews, concept sketches, and character art. The book will retail for US$34.99 in August.

Viz Media previously released Miyazaki and Tsugiko Kubo's My Neighbor Totoro: A Novel last year.


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