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The Man Who Leapt Through Film: The Art of Mamoru Hosoda

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By Charles Solomon

Illustrator Mamoru Hosoda

Foreword by Don Hahn

Format: Hardcover
Pages: 272 (350 color illustrations)

An illustrated overview of writer/director/animator Mamoru Hosoda's Academy Award–nominated movies and career, including previously unpublished storyboards, background paintings, character designs, and concept art

Journey into the mind and creative process of one of the most celebrated anime directors working today with 
The Man Who Leapt Through Film: The Art of Mamoru Hosoda. Written by renowned animation critic and historian Charles Solomon (The Art of WolfWalkers, Abrams 2020) and featuring exclusive interviews alongside hundreds of never-before-seen sketches, storyboards, background paintings, character designs, and concept art, this is the ultimate companion piece to Hosoda's work.

Writer/director/animator Mamoru Hosoda’s work includes 
Belle (2021), the Academy Award–nominated Mirai (2018); The Boy and the Beast (2015); Wolf Children (2012); Summer Wars (2009); and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006). He is the cofounder of Studio Chizu, one of Japan's premier animation studios.


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