Howl's Moving Castle Storyboard Book Review

Posted By blauereiter der on December 28th, 2012

Howl's Moving Castle Storyboard Book

The storyboards for Howl’s Moving Castle, drawn by Miyazaki-san himself ( just as he did for most of his other films ) allows you relive the film again at your own pace, shot by shot. At a whopping 648 pages, this is even thicker than the Princess Mononoke storyboard book.

Howl's Moving Castle Storyboard Book
Howl's Moving Castle Storyboard Book
Howl's Moving Castle Storyboard Book
Howl's Moving Castle Storyboard Book

Howl’s Moving Castle isn’t one of my favourite Ghibli films ( in my opinion Miyazaki-san’s best works are still the ones where he created his own stories and characters, and not adaptations ), but looking through these meticulously drawn boards make me want to re-watch the film again.

Howl's Moving Castle Storyboard Book
Howl's Moving Castle Storyboard Book
Howl's Moving Castle Storyboard Book
Howl's Moving Castle Storyboard Book
Howl's Moving Castle Storyboard Book

(above) The level of detail Miyazaki-san put in for these storyboards are just unbelievable – but better still, his Ponyo storyboards are in full color.

Howl's Moving Castle Storyboard Book
Howl's Moving Castle Storyboard Book

The blu-ray version of the film is now available – we just need Ghibli to release my favourite, Princess Mononoke.

Howl’s Moving Castle – The Storyboard Book details :

– Dimensions – 22.2 x 15.4 x 4.2 cm
– 648 pages
– Soft cover with cardboard slipcase
– Black and White, in Japanese

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2 Responses to “Howl's Moving Castle Storyboard Book Review”

alua

648 pages! That’s massive.

I actually rather love Howl, I think I like it better than Spirited Away though I don’t think many would agree with me.

mortished

Animation/artwork from the ghibli studio are fantastic but most of the time the movies don’t mean a thing to me … maybe because i come from europe and i don’t have the cultural background the japanese have … Spirited away for example is beautiful but feels like nonsensical to me … Howl’s is my favourite because at least there is something like a story in it (too many shortcuts though … which still make it a bit of a “hazy” story) and the artwork is just gorgeous : the city inspired by Colmar in France, the castle, the wind everywhere, Howl’s room and the scene with the dancing lights which is just magical …

Thinking about it imho the best ghibli movie is definitely Grave of the Fireflies by Takahata !

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