Howl's Moving Castle Film Comic, Vol. 4
Sophie thinks of herself as plain and boring, especially compared to her vivacious younger sister Lettie. Sophie expects to spend the rest of her life quietly making hats in the back room of her family's shop, but as her country prepares for war, she is forced to set out on an extraordinary adventure! With the Royal Sorcerer hot on their heels, Howl moves house, and Sophie finds herself back where she started, in her family's hat shop. But she isn't the same plain and timid Sophie--she's been cursed, chased, and even fallen in love with an infamous wizard! Now her new strength will be tested as the war breaks out in the skies above town and Howl's life is threatened by mysterious magic!
- Publisher: Viz Media
- Publish Date: Nov 8th, 2005
- Pages: 176
- Language: English
- Dimensions: 7.18in - 5.24in - 0.42in - 0.59lb
- EAN: 9781421500942
- Recommended age: 12-17
- Categories: • Fantasy - General• Media Tie-In• East Asian Style - Manga - General
About the Author
Hayao Miyazaki is one of Japan's most beloved animation directors. In 2005 he was awarded the Venice International Film Festival's Golden Lion Award for Lifetime Achievement, and his Studio Ghibli received the festival's Osella Award for overall achievement in 2004. Miyazaki's films include Spirited Away, winner of the 2002 Academy Award(R) for Best Animated Feature Film, as well as Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service, Princess Mononoke, Howl's Moving Castle, and Ponyo, all of which have received great acclaim in the U.S. Miyazaki's other achievements include the highly regarded manga series Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind and Starting Point: 1979-1996, a collection of essays, interviews, and memoirs that chronicle his early career and the development of his theories of animation. Both are published in English by VIZ Media.
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