Ghibli Airs Special on Totoro, Mononoke Scenery Artist
posted on by Egan Loo
The Japanese broadcaster Nippon Television will air "Totoro no Mori o Kaita Hito. Ghibli de Hakken! Nokoshitai Nippon no Gen-Fuukei" ("The Man who Drew the Forests of Totoro. Discovery at Ghibli! The Original Background Drawings of the Japan We Want to Preserve"), a July 28 television special on Studio Ghibli background artist Kazuo Oga. The 10:30-11:25 a.m. special will profile the man who drew the nature scenery in My Neighbor Totoro, Only Yesterday, Pon-Poko, Princess Mononoke, Howl's Moving Castle, and most of Ghibli's works.
The special will also show the real-life Shirakamisanchi mountain locale that became the backdrop of Princess Mononoke, the mountain flower field that served as the model for Howl's Moving Castle's opening shot, and the real-life house in rural Genma Prefecture that inspired Satsuki and Mei's house in My Neighbor Totoro.
Source: Saishin Anime Jōhō
Errata: Japanese title corrected. Thanks, enjin2000.
Image © 1988 Nibariki, Ghibli