Ono Hiroshi Background Art Book Review

Posted By yonghow on February 15th, 2014

Ono Hiroshi Background Art Book

(I previously mentioned this art book in one of my Digest posts.)

Ono Hiroshi is a veteran background artist and art director who has worked on films like Kiki’s Delivery Service, Akira, Jinroh, A Letter To Momo, Wolf Children and a lot more. This book is a collection of his background art pieces from some of these films.

Ono Hiroshi Background Art Book
Ono Hiroshi Background Art Book
Ono Hiroshi Background Art Book

(above & below) Gorgeous background art plates from Kiki’s Delivery Service. Some of these are also found in Ghibli’s Art Of Kiki’s Delivery Service book.

Ono Hiroshi Background Art Book
Ono Hiroshi Background Art Book
Ono Hiroshi Background Art Book

(above & below) Background art from Hiroyuki Okiura’s A Letter To Momo. (read the official art book review here.) Ono-san also served as art director on this film, and has worked with Okiura previously on Jinroh – The Wolf Brigade.

Ono Hiroshi Background Art Book
Ono Hiroshi Background Art Book
Ono Hiroshi Background Art Book

(above left – A memorable scene in Otomo Katsuhiro’s Akira, shortly before Tetsuo goes on rampage.)

Ono Hiroshi Background Art Book
Ono Hiroshi Background Art Book
Ono Hiroshi Background Art Book

(above & below) Background art plates from Mamoru Hosoda’s Wolf Children. Ono-san also served as art director on this film. Be sure to check out the excellent art book, which contains many of Ono-san’s background art.

Ono Hiroshi Background Art Book
Ono Hiroshi Background Art Book

This is an easy recommendation – the background art pieces are gorgeous and reproduced in great fidelity, and the films featured are some of my favourites – I only wish the publishers had included some background art from Jinroh.

“Ono Hiroshi Background Art Collection” book details :

Dimensions – 11.6 x 8.2 x 0.6 inches
Soft cover, 135 pages
Full color, in Japanese

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