The boy and the beast art book
THE BOY AND THE BEAST - Film Clip #3 - Directed by Mamoru Hosoda
The Boy and The Beast ARTBOOK
This book features an expansive collection of art work from the film, including background plates, layout boards, genga key animation drawings , character design sheets and more. The first section of the book is dedicated to the many gorgeous background art created for the film collated by scene and cut number , featuring work from some top talent in the field like Kazuo Oga and Ono Hiroshi. Here are some photos of late night Shibuya I took some time back. The last section delves into CG usage on the film — anime these days use quite a lot of CG and the integration is becoming more and more seamless, which is great. Just like the Wolf Children art book that came before, this is a very comprehensive volume with tons of great material from the making of the film; the background art pieces are especially delightful.
Even the biggest Journey starts with a single Step. The Birth of the Great Worm. By that time I was heavily influenced by the works of Brian Froud, who created spectacular creatures and set designs for Jim Henson's fantasy films 'Labyrith' and 'The Dark Crystal'. Abrams Inc. Even though I didn't have a world that actually needed a mythological background yet, I nevertheless started to fantasize about a godlike creature that lay buried inside a mountain, bound by three magical runes. Its fiery tongues reached out of its prison, and the whole artwork looked like an illustrated mythology an ancient people came up with to explain the outburst of a volcano. I really didn't put much thought into the backstory of this illustration and I created it mostly for its decorative value.
I really agree with this review, though sadly its one of the few critical of Hosoda's work: its seems pretty sad that Miyazaki is getting replaced with a conservative who seems to be now under the influence of the Abe-era film motto of "Don't say anything truly negative about Japan. Plenty of Japanese people online have also criticized the same aspects of the film you criticized. They think Kaede and Ren's father were unnecessary, the entire second half in fact. Also, Ren's backstory is hardly explained: Why did his parents divorce? They seem like good people, too good in fact. Why do his relatives seem to not like him? Is Ren constantly running away an overreaction to something trivial?
The Boy and the Beast Official Guide Art Book Anime Mamoru Hosoda Bakemono no Ko
It was released on July 11, Nine-year-old Ren has recently lost his mother. With no news of his father and refusing to live with his legal guardians, Ren flees into the streets of Shibuya. Ren steals some food and sleeps in an alley, reminiscing the aftermath of his mother's funeral. The Grandmaster suggests that Kumatetsu find a disciple in hopes of inspiring him to succeed him. While wandering the streets of Tokyo with his makeshift companion, Tatara, Kumatetsu meets Ren and suggests that the boy becomes his disciple.
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