Official high-quality poster of Hiroshi Ohno’s production imageboard for Hayao Miyazaki's Kiki's Delivery Service (1989).
Licensed by Studio Ghibli, published by Riekeles Gallery.
Format: 70 x 50 cm (or 27,56 x 19,68 inches)
|Hiroshi Ohno (大野広司)
Illustration format: 70 x 50 cm (or 27,56 x 19,68 inches), offset printing on high quality paper (Magno Volume 200 g/m²).
This illustration shows the production imageboard, used during pre-production to direct the artwork of the film Kiki's Delivery Service and features the fifty-fourth scene of the film. At night, friends and familly are gathered in front of Kiki's house to say their goodbyes!
As seen in the animated film:
Hiroshi Ohno (大野広司) is the art director of the animated film Kiki's Delivery Service, and an excellent artist, with some of the most iconic paintings depicting the film's many landscapes and backgrounds.
Director of Studios FUGA, Hiroshi Ohno also worked as art director for Hiroyuki Okiura on the film Letter to Momo (2011) and for Mamoru Hosoda on the film The Wolf Children, Ame & Yuki. In 2015, he was also the art director for Keiichi Hara's Miss Hokusai, which won the Jury Prize at the Annecy Animation Festival.
Kiki's Delivery Service (魔女の宅急便, Majo no takkyūbin, literally "The Witch's Quick Delivery Service") is the fifth Japanese animated film, from director Hayao Miyazaki. Produced by Studio Ghibli in 1989, it is an adaptation of a children's book of the same name by Eiko Kadono, published in 1985.
Kiki, the main character, is a young witch who leaves home at the age of thirteen to live on her own in a new, European-looking town. There she sets up a fast air delivery service, since her only real magical power is her ability to fly, and meets many people who help her integrate and learn to be independent. Although Kiki is a witch, the film focuses on the vicissitudes of everyday life for a young teenager who must come to terms with her own abilities in order to find her place in a new community, themes dear to the director's heart.
The film was a huge success, attracting over two million viewers when it was released in Japan. Combined with sales of merchandise derived from the film My Neighbour Totoro, released a year earlier, this success helped to perpetuate the young Studio Ghibli.
This print is published by Riekeles Gallery in collaboration with the artist and Studio Ghibli. It is a high-quality reproduction, as faithful as possible to the original work, accurately rendering down to the smallest detail the breathtaking landscapes and backgrounds that helped make the anime from which they are taken internationally successful.
The care taken with the choice of paper and the printing technique make these posters real collectors' items.
Is it necessary to introduce Hayao Miyazaki, the legendary co-founder of Studio Ghibli?
Born in Tokyo in 1941, Hayao Miyazaki is considered one of the most accomplished filmmakers in the history of animation. He is best known for The Castle in the Sky (1986), My Neighbour Totoro (1988), Kiki's Delivery Service (1989) and Porco Rosso (1992). In 1997, Princess Mononoke was the first animated film to win the Japan Academy Prize, becoming the biggest commercial success in the history of the Japanese box office. In 2001, Spirited Away became the highest-grossing film in Japanese history and won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature. Each of his films has been a critical and commercial success. His latest film, The Boy and the Heron, released on July 14th 2023, has been eagerly awaited by audiences.
Trailer for Kiki's Delivery Service by Hayao Miyazaki :
The places that inspired the film:
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