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Michiyo Yasuda, former head of colouration at legendary Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli, has passed away at the age of 77.

Responsible for the palette and mood of nearly four decades of award-winning feature-films and shorts, Yasuda had been working with studio heads Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata since her youth, first as a rank-and-file colourist at Toei Animation, then joining the pair at their start-up, where she stayed until her retirement in 2009, after final film Ponyo.

2009 interview with the L.A. Times

BBC obituary


Following on from some posters he made marrying the worlds of the Legend of Zelda video game series and Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli.

Artist Matt Vince has animated his work and developed a trailer for a fictional Zelda flick as animated by the legendary team.

Music: Kyle Landry

Matt Vince

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The highlight of new exhibition at Roppongi Hills Tokyo City View (52 storeys up) celebrating  30 years of the great Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away, My Neighbour Totoro, Howl’s Moving Castle) featuring, among other things, models of the elaborate flying machines that featured in many of Ghibli’s animated films.

Centrestage is an illuminated, automated model of the airship from Hayao Miyazaki’s Castle in the Sky (1986). Elsewhere there are posters, collectibles, tribute art and a restaurant serving 11 dishes inspired by the films.