Anime lost a legend this week: art director Nizo Yamamoto. His work transformed the medium from fantasy into an all-enveloping reality for fans.
With the intermittent rain and sun showers this week, the clouds and sky over Tokyo have been an amazing display of color and shape! Perhaps that’s the anime gods giving Yamamoto a proper send off?? I’d like to think so. :))
Fabulous essay and art. I learned a lot here!
I second Jack’s comment above. This is a very interesting and fascinating column.
Every summer, I look forward to capturing what I have called “Miyazaki Clouds.” Moving forward, I will call the formations “Yamamoto-Miyazaki Clouds”
Here in the Tochigi countryside, I captured my first of this summer just a few days ago. I love seeing the late afternoon sun illuminate thunderheads in such sharp detail.