I first got a copy of this book (Japanese version) while studying in Japan as an exchange student. I wanted to eventually be able to read it in the original. About 10 years later, I was indeed able to read the chapter on "Animation and Manga Movies". It was a pleasant surprise that my Japanese language ability had improved to the extent that I could already read such texts. I then translated the chapter for my class on Japanese Films. Having said this, it is still fun even now to just randomly flip a page and read insights from MiyazakiSAN.