Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution Film Reveals End Credits Illustrations By Hollywood CG Art Director Sei Nakashima
posted on by Kim Morrissy
The Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution film's official website and Twitter account revealed a selection of the end credits illustrations by Sei Nakashima, who was worked on art direction and character designs for numerous Hollywood films, including the Harry Potter series, A Bug's Life, and others. Nakashima's beautiful illustrations portray Ash, Pikachu, Brock, and Misty in a new and refreshing way.
Posters showing Nakashima's illustrations were handed out at various Pokémon Centers in Japan from July 8, when the posters were first unveiled on the film's website and Twitter account. The film opened in Japan on July 12.
Nakashima was born in 1970. He moved to the United States by himself when he was 18. In 1995, he graduated from the Otis College of Art and Design, and in the same year he joined Rhythm and Hues Studios via DreamWorks. Recently, Nakashima has been working as a freelancer on various art and animation projects.
Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution is a 3D CG remake of Pocket Monsters: Mewtwo no Gyakushū, the 1998 film adapted into English as Pokemon: The First Movie. Kunihiko Yuyama is returning from other franchise installments to direct the film alongside Motonori Sakakibara(Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, Rudolf the Black Cat). Takeshi Shudō (Pokemon: The First Movie) is credited as the scriptwriter, although he passed away in 2010.