WorldCat Identities

武重洋二 1964-

Works: 12 works in 32 publications in 4 languages and 4,647 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Animated films  Children's films  Fantasy films  Juvenile works  Steampunk films  Biographical films  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Science fiction films 
Roles: ard, Illustrator
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by 武重洋二
Spirited away by Hayao Miyazaki( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 2,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a young girl gets trapped in a strange new world of spirits, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free herself and rescue her parents
Howl's moving castle by Christian Bale( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 1,832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman named Sophie is cursed by the Witch of the Waste and is turned into an old woman who is unable to tell anyone of her plight. Unable to continue her job at her mother's hat shop, she goes to the ambulatory castle of the notorious wizard Howl and insinuates herself into his household. Sophie befriends Calcifer, the fire demon who powers the castle and who is bound to Howl by a contract, the terms of which Calcifer cannot reveal. They promise to help each other with their problems. Like Calcifer, Howl can also see through the Witch's spell, and he and Sophie fall in love. Sophie helps Howl confront his former teacher, and the Witch of the Waste
Samā wōzu by Mamoru Hosoda( Visual )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kenji is your typical teenage misfit. He's good at math, bad with girls, and spends most of his time hanging out in the all-powerful, online community known as OZ. His second life is the only life he has - until the girl of his dreams, Natsuki, hijacks him for a starring role as a fake fiancé at her family reunion. Things only get stranger from there. A late-night email containing a cryptic mathematic riddle leads to the unleashing of a rogue AI intent on using the virtual world of OZ to destroy the real world..."--Container
The art of The secret world of Arrietty : [based on a Studio Ghibli Film by Hiromasa Yonebayashi] by Hiromasa Yonebayashi( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a collection of concept sketches, concept art, backgrounds, character sketches and designs, and film stills of the animated film The secret world of Arrietty
The art of The Wind Rises by Hayao Miyazaki( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The latest in the perennially popular line of Studio Ghibli artbooks, which includes interviews, concept sketches, and finished animation cels from classics such as Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro. The Wind Rises is Miyazaki's love letter to the power of flight and the imagination, an examination of the rise of Japan's military might in the years leading up to the Second World War, and a call for worldwide peace and harmony in the face of destruction. This book captures the art of the film, from conception to production, and features in-depth interviews with the filmmakers
Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi( Visual )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in Japanese and Spanish and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chihiro and her family are on their way to their new house when her father decides to take a shortcut and they discover an open-air restaurant filled with food. Her parents dig in, but Chihiro senses danger and refuses. As night falls, the area fills with faceless spirits and Chihiro discovers that her parents have turned into pigs. A mysterious boy gets her a job in a bathhouse for Japan's gods and spirits. She does as well as she can, but her parents are still waiting in the hotel's stockyard
The wind rises by Tatsuo Hori( Visual )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jiro Horikoshi, a young aircraft engineer who dreams of designing airplanes since he was a child, reunites with Nahoko whom he meets during the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake. Although Nahoko's health deteriorates, the two are soon engaged and determined to be together. With the encouragement of his wife, Jiro finally realizes his dream of building a beautiful aircraft. However, his "Zero", the most famous fighter aircraft in the history of Japan, is used as a weapon during World War II. --
Tales from Earthsea by Ursula K Le Guin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a mythical world filled with magic and bewitchment, crops are dwindling, dragons have reappeared, and humanity is giving way to chaos. Journey with Lord Archmage Sparrowhawk, a master wizard, and Arren, a troubled young prince, on a tale of redemption and self-discovery as they search for the force behind a mysterious imbalance in the land of Earthsea
Hōhokekyo tonari no Yamada kun = My neighbors the Yamadas by Isao Takahata( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animated comedy about the quirky Yamada family - husband and wife Takashi and Matsuko, their sharp-tongued grandmother, a teenage son who wants cooler parents, their unusually loud daughter and the confused family dog
The art of Miyazaki's Spirited away by Hayao Miyazaki( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Large-size hardback coffee-table book featuring commentary, colour stills, sketches, storyboards, and illustrations used to envision the rich fantasy world of "Spirited Away", a Disney release in September 2002. Also includes a complete English-language script
I racconti di Terramare( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In un mondo che sta sprofondando nel caos, Arren uccide senza un motivo apparente suo padre, il Re, e s'impossessa della spada forgiata con l'aiuto della magia. Durante la sua fuga il protagonista incontra il mago Sparviere e la misteriosa Therru, con il cui aiuto riuscirà a fermare il mago Aracne, deciso a impossessarsi del segreto della vita eterna. Il suo coraggio lo riscatterà così dal suo terribile passato e lo libererà finalmente dalla propria paura di morire
Cuentos de Terramar( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Something bizarre has come over the land. The kingdom is deteriorating. People are beginning to see dragons, which shouldn't enter the world of humans. Due to these bizarre events, Ged, a wandering wizard, is investigating the cause. During his journey, he meets Prince Arren, a shy young teen with a severe dark side, which grants him strength, hatred, and ruthlessness. He has no mercy when it comes to protecting Teru. For the witch Kumo this is a perfect opportunity to turn Ged against Arren
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The art of Miyazaki's Spirited away
Alternative Names
たけしげようじ, 1964-

武重洋二, 1964-