I had the chance to go to Mikata no Mori the Ghibli Museum near Tokyo. And there is a room where every piece of wall is covered by Miyazaki, sketches, design work and watercolors. I think I spent two hours in this one room. I could recognize some of the original watercolors we see in the art books. Gosh every Miyazaki fans should visit this place once.
So I was happy to see the actually work in progress in the video!
I was lucky to be in Japan when the movie was still in theater. I didnt miss that chance!! ^__^ However, I'm really anxious to get a hand on the DVD realese too! There are some important parts of the plot I didnt' understand (like in the very first scene, the reason why the 2 dragons where fighting). I'll need at least a second listening to get everything right I guess.I'm jealous that you've already seen Tales from Earthsea. Hopefully, this summer I'll be able to get my hands on the DVD release for the UK.
It's gonna be in summer? I though we couldnt get it until 2009 because of some distribution rights or stuff... ^^ That's a great news!