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Behind the scenes: Anime artist Hiromasa Ogura in Conversation

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The Japan Foundation, Sydney

Level 4, Central Park

28 Broadway

Chippendale, NSW 2008

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*** Reserved seats are now sold out. However, walk-in audience are more than welcome on the day of the talk. Doors open at 5:30pm, we recommend arriving early to secure seats. ***

Hear from prolific anime art director and background artist Hiromasa Ogura (Patlabor: the Movie, 1989; Ghost In The Shell, 1995) in conversation with anime researcher and filmmaker Philip Brophy. This talk event is part of the event program for Anime Architecture, a free exhibition on display at The Japan Foundation, Sydney from 1 June - 11 August 2018..

Working in the Japanese anime industry for over 40 years, Ogura’s signature painterly backgrounds are seen in early works The Castle of Cagliostro (1979) and Patlabor: The Movie (1989), through to Ghost in the Shell (1995), Spirited Away (2001), and Ghost in the Shell: Innocence (2004). During his time with leading anime studios Kobayashi Production and Production I.G., the industry transformed from hand-drawn animation to incorporate blended digital processes.

Describing his roles as art director and background artist, Ogura’s experiences trace the collaborative processes working with film directors, location scout photographers and layout artists. These different stages inform his delivery of the final hand painted gouache backgrounds on paper and the layered mid and foreground elements on transparent cels. In discussion with Brophy, hear Ogura’s experiences inside the Japanese anime industry, and the processes of crafting the detailed and immersive worlds of Japan’s iconic anime.

Header image: Background illustration for Ghost in the Shell (1995). Illustration by Hiromasa Ogura © 1995 Shirow Masamune / KODANSHA · BANDAI VISUAL · MANGA ENTERTAINMENT Ltd.



Doors open from 5:30pm. Talk event starts at 6:15pm.
Ticket holders please arrive by 6pm to be seated. Unclaimed seats will be released after 6:15pm.

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Free, limited capacity. Walk-in's are welcome but bookings are recommended to those who are sure of attending. Click the Register button to book your seats.

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