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

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
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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