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A Collection of Masaoka Kenzō’s Storyboards for “The Little Mermaid’s Crown”

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This volume, which is of great documentary value, contains storyboards and sketches from “The Little Mermaid’s Crown.” Masaoka Kenzō had planned to make that animated film in his final years. The book contains commentary from Yukari Hagihara, who is well regarded for her research on Kenzō Masaoka, and an essay by director Isao Takahata. (Kayama)

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