{"id":7560239153302,"title":"Oga Kazuo Art Collection","handle":"oga-kazuo-art-collection","description":"\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eKazuo Oga is an art director and background artist for many Madhouse Studio and Studio Ghibli anime films. Oga has worked with major directors Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, and Osamu Dezaki.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThis wonderful book, part of the Ghibli – The Art series, showcases a lot of his artwork for such films as My Neighbour Totoro, Only Yesterday, and Pom Poko. You can see beautiful illustrations from some of the Ghibli films he worked on throughout the book, and in particular, his trademark watercolor landscapes. 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Oga Kazuo Art Collection

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Kazuo Oga is an art director and background artist for many Madhouse Studio and Studio Ghibli anime films. Oga has worked with major directors Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, and Osamu Dezaki.

This wonderful book, part of the Ghibli – The Art series, showcases a lot of his artwork for such films as My Neighbour Totoro, Only Yesterday, and Pom Poko. You can see beautiful illustrations from some of the Ghibli films he worked on throughout the book, and in particular, his trademark watercolor landscapes. All the pictures are accompanied by short commentary about what they depict and a little information about behind the art.

There are interviews in the book with Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki about Oga’s art and his work on the Ghibli films. There is also a profile of Kazuo Oga at the back of the book. The Japanese is of a native level, and furigana isn’t provided, so you will have to be of an advanced level to read it. It could be a challenge for those with a good sight-reading capability of kanji and fans of Ghibli films.

Oga started his relationship with Ghibli in 1987 when he was scouted by Hayao Miyazaki through a friend when Miyazaki had been looking for a new art director for his new film My Neighbor Totoro. The two first met at a station in Asagaya, and Oga was convinced after seeing Miyazaki's storyboards for the film. He was placed in charge of the "D" part (the final act), which depicted scenes of midsummer in the lush Sayama Hills scenery. This book documents the first 3 films he worked on with Studio Ghibli, as well as the illustrations for Letters by Welsh-born Japan-naturalized author and environmentalist C.W. Nicol.

Even if you can’t read the Japanese text in the book, the illustrations are very nice to look through, and this book would be a definite purchase for all the die-hard Ghibli fans out there!


Structure:

  • 11 chapters covering illustrations from different projects with interviews and profiles
  • Lots of eye-watering beautiful pastoral illustrations


Recommended for you if:

  • You are a Ghibli fan
  • You are a C.W. Nicol fan
  • You have an interest in Japanese illustrations
  • You are interested in Ghibli and/or art and are looking to practice your reading skills at an advanced level


About this volume:

Original Title: 男鹿和雄画集 (ジブリTHE ARTシリーズ)

Pages: 103

ISBN: 978-4-19-860526-1

Book Size: A4

Languages: Japanese

Publication Date: (This Edition) July 1, 2021


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