Background art from the Studio Ghibli film When Marnie was There (思い出のマーニー). Yohei Taneda (種田陽平) is the art director for this summer’s animated feature.
Very detailed Noragami (ノラガミ) animation character design materials by Toshihiro Kawamoto (川元利浩) in Animestyle Magazine (05/2014). There is actually guidance on how not to draw Yato’s scarf and Hiyori’s skirt and hair.
Background art work from Hozuki no Reitetsu (鬼灯の冷徹) featured in an interview with the art director Su Rok Jeong (丁樹禄) in Otona Animedia Hyper! Vol. 2 (Amazon US).
10 great official Kill la Kill (キルラキル) illustrations from the past year of Newtype Magazine. Amazing to think it’s already been a year! Click on each image to learn the illustrator or check out the Kill la Kill Official Guide Book Kamui Banshou (Amazon US | JP) for these art works and more!
Sanzoku no Musume Ronja (Ronia the Robber’s Daughter) - Character sketches
The new TV series directed by Goro Miyazaki is a collaboration between Studio Ghibli and Polygon Pictures which aired its first two episodes in Japan yesterday.
“500 years ago, there was a boy gathering herbs in the mountains. He was so focused on his search that he soon found himself at the Sacred Barrier.”
“He could see many herbs growing just beyond the Sacred Barrier. The grown-ups had always told him to never, ever go past the Sacred Barrier. Or, if he really had to, to go with an adult.”
“He saw an Ogre coming towards him. The Ogre was trying to follow him back to the village. He had to do something. If the Ogre followed him home, the village would be wiped out. What could he do?”
“I don’t care about my own life. Just please, keep the Ogre from the village.”
“No Ogres have appeared since that day.”
Stunning background art from the Studio Ghibli film Princess Mononoke (もののけ姫) illustrated by the masterful Nizo Yamamoto (山本二三) and featured in his art book Nizo Yamamoto Background Illustrations (Amazon US | JP).