The Last Odyssey – Ohrai Noriyoshi 1985-2015 Art Book Review

Posted By yonghow on June 27th, 2017

The Last Odyssey – Ohrai Noriyoshi 1985-2015 Art Book Review

Warning : The following post contains nudity/adult content.

The Last Odyssey is an apt name for this retrospective art book for the late Japanese illustrator Ohrai Noriyoshi, who passed away in 2015. A highly prolific artist, Ohrai left behind a huge legacy of work and painted countless posters for tokusatsu films like Godzilla to major hollywood releases such as The Empire Strikes Back and The Phantom Menace.

This book is the official catalogue for the Ohrai Noriyoshi art exhibition held at the Miyazaki Art center in 2015 and collects art work he painted from 1985-2015, featuring some 400 pieces in total.

The Last Odyssey – Ohrai Noriyoshi 1985-2015 Art Book Review
The Last Odyssey – Ohrai Noriyoshi 1985-2015 Art Book Review
The Last Odyssey – Ohrai Noriyoshi 1985-2015 Art Book Review
The Last Odyssey – Ohrai Noriyoshi 1985-2015 Art Book Review
The Last Odyssey – Ohrai Noriyoshi 1985-2015 Art Book Review
The Last Odyssey – Ohrai Noriyoshi 1985-2015 Art Book Review
The Last Odyssey – Ohrai Noriyoshi 1985-2015 Art Book Review
The Last Odyssey – Ohrai Noriyoshi 1985-2015 Art Book Review
The Last Odyssey – Ohrai Noriyoshi 1985-2015 Art Book Review
The Last Odyssey – Ohrai Noriyoshi 1985-2015 Art Book Review
The Last Odyssey – Ohrai Noriyoshi 1985-2015 Art Book Review
The Last Odyssey – Ohrai Noriyoshi 1985-2015 Art Book Review
The Last Odyssey – Ohrai Noriyoshi 1985-2015 Art Book Review
The Last Odyssey – Ohrai Noriyoshi 1985-2015 Art Book Review
The Last Odyssey – Ohrai Noriyoshi 1985-2015 Art Book Review
The Last Odyssey – Ohrai Noriyoshi 1985-2015 Art Book Review
The Last Odyssey – Ohrai Noriyoshi 1985-2015 Art Book Review
The Last Odyssey – Ohrai Noriyoshi 1985-2015 Art Book Review
The Last Odyssey – Ohrai Noriyoshi 1985-2015 Art Book Review
The Last Odyssey – Ohrai Noriyoshi 1985-2015 Art Book Review

The quality of Ohrai Noriyoshi’s art work speaks for itself, and sheer quantity ( over 400 pieces spread across 256 pages ) makes this a very attractive volume. A small caveat on the binding used – it allows for the book to be opened fully without curving the pages near the spine and makes for great viewing, but looks pretty delicate. Handle with care.

Limited copies of this book were printed for the exhibition and isn’t widely available, you can purchase it from Amazon Japan but will require a reshipping service like tenso.com to ship outside of Japan. Limited copies are available on Amazon.com too.

I also suggest checking out the artist’s two other art books Green Universe and Ohrai Noriyoshi II : 1966-1984.

“The Last Odyssey – Ohrai Noriyoshi Art Book” details :

– Dimensions – 11.9 x 8.9 x 1.1 inches
– Softcover, 256 pages
– Full color, in Japanese ( book contains mostly images )

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