Oga Kazuo Art Collection (Ghibli THE ART Series)

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A memorable first art book by animation art director Kazuo Oga who supported Studio Ghibli works!
A collection of about 110 background art paintings from “My Neighbor Totoro,” “Only Yesterday,” and “Heisei Tanuki Battle Pom Poko.”

Kazuo Oga works on animated background art that brings out the subtle charm of nature around him.
In this book, about 110 items are posted, centering on the background pictures and art boards of “My Neighbor Totoro,” “Only Yesterday,” and “Heisei Tanuki Battle Pom Poko,” for which he was the art director.
A long interview about his background, a contribution by Isao Takahata, “Nature drawn by Oga”, and an interview with Hayao Miyazaki are also included.
* All in Japanese

◆ Table of contents ◆
“My Neighbor Totoro” Art Collection
“Only Yesterday” Art Collection
Interview with Kazuo Oga
“Heisei Tanuki Battle Pompoko” Art Collection
Interview with Kazuo Oga II
“Heisei Tanuki Battle Pompoko” Art Setting Collection
“Nature drawn by Oga” -Isao Takahata
“Animated film art director Kazuo Oga” ”
-Miyazaki Hayao
List of works included in Kazuo Oga’s painting collection
Biography of Kazuo Oga

Release Date:
June, 1996

Author profile

Kazuo Oga

Born February 29, 1952 in Akita Prefecture.
In 1972, he joined Kobayashi Productions, an animation background art company.
He will work on the background for the first time in “Oak Tree Mock” (TV).
After that he participated in the background of numerous animation works.
In Studio Ghibli works, “My Neighbor Totoro”, “Omohide Poro Poro”, “Heisei Tanuki Gassen Pompoko”
Art director of “Princess Mononoke”. He is also in charge of the backgrounds of “Howl’s Moving Castle” and “Tales from Earthsea”.

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Studio Ghibli

Studio Ghibli Inc. is a Japanese animation film studio headquartered in Koganei, Tokyo. The studio is best known for its animated feature films, and has also produced several short films, television commercials, and one television film.

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Weight 801 g


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