Yoshiyuki Momose is a veteran Ghibli animator whose portfolio spans many of the Studio’s most successful films, including Whisper Of The Heart, Spirited Away, Porco Rosso and Mononoke Hime, just to name a few. This book is a collection of his expansive body of work with disciplines in animation, layout, illustration.
(above and below) Layout, character design and background art for the PS3 game Ni No Kuni. I’ve heard only good things about this game but have yet to play it – anyone ?
(above) Concept boards for Grave Of The Fireflies. Its such a sad film I’ve only ever seen it once. I remember my Japanese colleague telling me its shown on Japanese television once every year during WWII memorial day to remind everyone the horrors of war.
(above and below) Concept boards for Pom Poko and My Neighbour The Yamadas.
(above) Yoshiyuki-san is also involved in several Ghibli produced commercials and embraces CG technology. (below) The last section of the book focuses on the artist’s beautiful watercolor illustrations, and ends with a short watercolor comic strip.
For fans of Ghibli Studio’s films, this is definitely worth picking up. Highly recommended.
“Yoshiyuki Momose Studio Ghibli Works″ details :
– Dimensions – 26 x 18 x 1.8 cm
– Softcover, 171 pages,
– Full color, In Japanese
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