Author: Diana Wynne Jones

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062244515

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 448

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Sophie has the great misfortune of being the eldest of three daughters, destined to fail miserably should she ever leave home to seek her fate. But when she unwittingly attracts the ire of the Witch of the Waste, Sophie finds herself under a horrid spell that transforms her into an old lady. Her only chance at breaking it lies in the ever-moving castle in the hills: the Wizard Howl's castle. To untangle the enchantment, Sophie must handle the heartless Howl, strike a bargain with a fire demon, and meet the Witch of the Waste head-on. Along the way, she discovers that there's far more to Howl—and herself—than first meets the eye.
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Author: Hayao Miyazaki

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 9781421500942

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 176

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Sophie tries to escape the Witch of the West by hiding out in the moving castle of the feared wizard Howl, only to find that Howl is far different than his reputation and it is up to her be strong in the coming war when Howl is threatened.
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Experiencing Contemporary Japanese Animation

Author: Susan J. Napier

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1250117720

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

View: 773

This new edition of the groundbreaking popular book is a must-have for both seasoned and new fans of anime. Japanese animation is more popular than ever following the 2002 Academy Award given to Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away. It confirmed that anime is more than just children's cartoons, often portraying important social and cultural themes. With new chapters on Spirited Away and other recent releases, including Howl's Moving Castle--Miyazaki's latest hit film, already breaking records in Japan--this edition will be the authoritative source on anime for an exploding market of viewers who want to know more.
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Author: Hayao Miyazaki

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 9781421500904

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 184

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Sophie is resigned to her fate as a hat shop apprentice until a witch turns her into an old woman and she finds herself in the castle of the greatly feared wizard Howl.
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Roman

Author: Diana Wynne Jones

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426452464

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 3771

In ihrem humorvollen High-Fantasy-Roman erzählt die preisgekrönte britische Autorin Diana Wynne Jones, wie sich eine magische Welt als lukrative Geschäftsidee entpuppt. Ausnahmslos alle – die Zauberer, Soldaten, Bauern, Drachen und Elfen – haben die Nase voll von Mr. Chesneys „Pilgerfahrten“. Jahr für Jahr fallen Touristengruppen aus der benachbarten Welt ein, um ein klassisches Fantasy-Abenteuer zu erleben – mit allem, was dazu gehört: bösen Magierinnen, gefährlichen Drachen und dem furchteinflößenden Dunklen Fürsten. Stets werden andere Bewohner des Reiches dazu auserwählt, diese Rollen zu übernehmen. Aber dieses Jahr reicht es den Leuten. Mr. Chesney mag einen mächtigen Dämon an seiner Seite haben, doch ein Orakel weiß Rat. Nun ist es an Zauberer Derk und seiner Familie aus Menschen und Greifen, den Verwüstungen Einhalt zu gebieten und ihre Welt zu retten. „Niemand erzählt so magische Geschichten wie Diana Wynne Jones.“ Neil Gaiman
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Limits of the Human

Author: Frenchy Lunning

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9781452914176

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 296

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Dramatic advances in genetics, cloning, robotics, and nanotechnology have given rise to both hopes and fears about how technology might transform humanity. As the possibility of a posthuman future becomes increasingly likely, debates about how to interpret or shape this future abound. In Japan, anime and manga artists have for decades been imagining the contours of posthumanity, creating dazzling and sometimes disturbing works of art that envision a variety of human/nonhuman hybrids: biological/mechanical, human/animal, and human/monster. Anime and manga offer a constellation of posthuman prototypes whose hybrid natures require a shift in our perception of what it means to be human. Limits of the Human—the third volume in the Mechademia series—maps the terrain of posthumanity using manga and anime as guides and signposts to understand how to think about humanity’s new potentialities and limits. Through a wide range of texts—the folklore-inspired monsters that populate Mizuki Shigeru’s manga; Japan’s Gothic Lolita subculture; Tezuka Osamu’s original cyborg hero, Atom, and his manga version of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis (along with Ôtomo Katsuhiro’s 2001 anime film adaptation); the robot anime, Gundam; and the notion of the uncanny in Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, among others—the essays in this volume reject simple human/nonhuman dichotomies and instead encourage a provocative rethinking of the definitions of humanity along entirely unexpected frontiers. Contributors: William L. Benzon, Lawrence Bird, Christopher Bolton, Steven T. Brown, Joshua Paul Dale, Michael Dylan Foster, Crispin Freeman, Marc Hairston, Paul Jackson, Thomas LaMarre, Antonia Levi, Margherita Long, Laura Miller, Hajime Nakatani, Susan Napier, Natsume Fusanosuke, Sharalyn Orbaugh, Ôtsuka Eiji, Adèle-Elise Prévost and MUSEbasement; Teri Silvio, Takayuki Tatsumi, Mark C. Taylor, Theresa Winge, Cary Wolfe, Wendy Siuyi Wong, and Yomota Inuhiko.
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Author: Diana Wynne Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783551552150

Category: Boarding schools

Page: 271

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Author: Dani Cavallaro

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786451297

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 212

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The thought-provoking, aesthetically pleasing animated films of Hayao Miyazaki attract audiences well beyond the director’s native Japan. Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away were critically acclaimed upon U.S. release, and the earlier My Neighbor Totoro and Kiki’s Delivery Service have found popularity with Americans on DVD. This critical study of Miyazaki’s work begins with an analysis of the visual conventions of manga, Japanese comic books, and animé; an overview of Japanese animated films; and a consideration of the techniques deployed by both traditional cel and computer animation. This section also details Miyazaki’s early forays into comic books and animation, and his output prior to his founding of Studio Ghibli. Part Two concentrates on the Studio Ghibli era, outlining the company’s development and analyzing the director’s productions between 1984 and 2004, including Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro and his newest film, Howl’s Moving Castle. The second section also discusses other productions involving Studio Ghibli, including Grave of the Fireflies and The Cat Returns. Appendices supply additional information about Studio Ghibli’s merchandise production, Miyazaki’s global fan base, and the output of other Ghibli directors.
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Ein Fall für Mary und Sherlock

Author: Laurie R. King

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732536149

Category: Fiction

Page: 335

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England, 1923: Mary Russell und Sherlock Holmes haben geheiratet und leben in den Sussex Downs. Doch die Ruhe ist nicht von langer Dauer: Sie bekommen Besuch von der Archäologin Dorothy Ruskin, die in Palästina eine geheimnisvolle Pergamentrolle entdeckt hat. Der Inhalt ist höchst brisant, denn die Schrift enthält Informationen über die biblische Maria Magdalena und führt schnell zu Unruhen in der christlichen Glaubensgemeinschaft. Als Ruskin plötzlich stirbt, wird es auch für Mary und Sherlock gefährlich. Denn der kaltblütige Mörder heftet sich jetzt an ihre Fersen ... Laurie R. King stellt Sherlock Holmes in ihrer Mary-Russell-Reihe eine weibliche Assistentin an die Seite, die ihm intellektuell ebenbürtig ist und die eine erfrischende neue Perspektive auf den berühmtesten Detektiv der Welt bietet. Jetzt als eBook bei beTHRILLED. "Laurie King hat eine wundervoll originelle und unterhaltsame Geschichte geschrieben, die zugleich witzig, herzergreifend und spannend ist." -Booklist
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Author: Diana Wynne Jones

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007369085

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 8638

A magical Arabian Nights tale from the captivating creator of fantasy, Diana Wynne Jones. The dazzling sequel to Howls Moving Castle, now a major animated film.
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Author: Chris Columbus,Ned Vizzini

Publisher: Arena Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3401801783

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

View: 8749

Als die Geschwister Eleanor, Brendan und Cordelia Walker erkennen, in was für ein großartiges und zugleich gruseliges Haus sie gezogen sind, ist es bereits zu spät: Die alte Nachbarin hat sie in einen fiesen Plan verwickelt. Ihre Eltern sind spurlos verschwunden, stattdessen streunen blutrünstige Krieger durch dschungelartige Wälder und übermenschliche Piraten bevölkern die Meere. Was haben die fantastischen Romane des ehemaligen Hausbesitzers und Autors Denver Kristoff damit zu tun und warum hat er die Familie Walker in sein dunkles Spiel verstrickt? Schnell merken die drei, dass nicht nur sie, sondern die ganze Welt in großer Gefahr schwebt. house-of-secrets.de Das Buchereignis des Jahres aus der Feder von Multitalent Chris Columbus (Regisseur von "Harry Potter" und "Percy Jackson", Drehbuchautor von "Gremlins. Kleine Monster") und Kultautor Ned Vizzini ("Eine echt verrückte Story")!
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