Illustrations by Junichi Nakahara (1913-1983)
さすらいだー / vagabond with SW-1
THE QUEST BEGINS
let’s talk about the incredibly beautiful character designs in Ran to Haiiro no Sekai
Gorgeous illustrations by Kii Kanna for her Umibe no Etranger manga.
Millennium Actress - Satoshi Kon - 2001
Before watching Millennium Actress I’d read that it was loosely based on the life of Setsuko Hara but that isn’t very accurate at all, although the main character is a much loved actress who, like Hara now lives a reclusive life away from the spotlight.
What is interesting though are the various nods to many classic Japanese films throughout the story. Not exactly direct pastiches - Satoshi Kon said he “…drew on a vague general impression of the history of Japanese filmmaking…" - I noticed Throne of Blood, Tokyo Story, Twenty-Four Eyes and I’m sure there are many more.
Armando Cabral in ”Origin - Elsewhere” photographed by Dean Isidro for Out Magazine