Miyazaki, Kawamori, Kamiyama Contribute to Pixar Book

posted on 2011-10-26 19:31 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Also in Pixar Pia: Hiroyuki Yamaga, Hiroyuki Imaishi, Sushio, others

To mark the 25th anniversary of the American company Pixar Animation Studios, the Pia publishing company is releasing the retrospective compilation book Pixar Pia. The 96-page tribute book will include a section with messages and illustrations from Japanese animators such as Studio Ghibli's Hayao Miyazaki (Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro), Production I.G's Kenji Kamiyama (Eden of the East, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex), and Satelight's Shoji Kawamori (Macross, Escaflowne).

Pixar Pia recounts Pixar's history, highlights the company's short and long films, and takes a look at the animation studio's practices and accomplishments. The book also gives biographical information on studio founders. Various animation creators provide tribute messages and illustrations in the book, and it features a special section for Japanese creators.

Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki; Toei Animation president Hiroshi Takahashi, director Yukio Kaizawa (Digimon Tamers, Gegege no Kitarō), director Munehisa Sakai (One Piece), director Hiroaki Miyamoto (One Piece), director Akifumi Zako (Toriko, Fresh Pretty Cure), key animator Yoshihiko Umakoshi (Casshern Sins, Sword of the Stranger); Production I.G producer Mitsuhisa Ishikawa (Ghost in the Shell, Blood+), animation director Satoru Nakamura (Eden of the East: The King of Eden, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex); GAINAX key animator Akira Amemiya (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Gurren Lagann); Satelight character designer Mikan Ehime (Macross Frontier); BONES producer Masahiko Minami (Fullmetal Alchemist, Cowboy Bebop), designer Shigeto Koyama (Heroman, Gurren Lagann); Trigger co-founder Hiroyuki Imaishi (Gurren Lagann, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt), and key animator Sushio (One Piece, Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone) offer tributes in Pixar Pia. Trigger co-founder Masahiko Otsuka also writes a column in the book.

The Pixar Pia commemorative book will ship in Japan on November 18 for the retail price of 1,000 yen (about US$13).

Source: Pia Book Shop

Image © Disney/Pixar

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