Impressions of seeing the exhibition “Isao Takahata: What was left in Japanese animation”

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Isao Takahata Exhibition: What was left in Japanese animationIs being held. I went to see the other day, so I will tell you what you think.

An exhibition that shows Takahata's lifelong work

Miniatures that recreated "Alpine Girl Heidi"

Miniatures that recreated "Alpine Girl Heidi"

This exhibition, along with Director Hayao Miyazaki, played an active role as the two giants of Studio Ghibli. Director, Isao Takahata, who died last year, is the animation, work plan, original picture, storyboard, cel, etc. Various materials are on display.

Of course, photography was forbidden inside the venue, but only the elaborate miniature of “Alpine Girl Heidi” and the display of a set of mountain huts near the entrance were OK.

In this entry, I would like to spell out the impressions of the exhibition while posting the photos.

Heidi, Onji and Josef

Heidi, Onji and Josef

When asked with Isao Takahata, most of them think of Studio Ghibli animations, such as “The Tomb of Fire Falling”, “Heisei Era Battle Pompoko”, “Omoide Polo Poro”, and the story of “The Story of Princess Kaguya”.

Takahata's work I first saw in the theater was “Omoide Polo Polo”. The character that looks exactly like Miki Imai and Toshiro Yanagiba made in Presco format (a technique to make animation after taking a voice in advance) and the scene of picking up safflower in the morning glow are very impressive, and this is beautiful with animation I remember that I was impressed as a child that I could make a beautiful scene.

But I was watching Takahata's work before that. “Alps Girl Heidi” is directed by Isao Takahata, and Hayao Miyazaki is involved in the composition of the screen. Later in the world masterpiece theater, Takahata was also involved in the work of “Three thousand sought by my mother” and “Anne of Redhead”.

In this way, Japanese children after our generation always touched Takahata's animation somewhere.

Director Takahata made the anime “Doraemon”! ?

Peter and goat running up the hill

Peter and goat running up the hill

To be exact, I often watched “Alps Girl Heidi” and “Memories to Ask My Mother” on rebroadcasts. Based on the magnificent scenery of the Alps, everyday life was drawn firmly, and I never got tired of watching it as a child.

Director Takahata devoted himself to animation production using new technologies from the era of "The Prince of the Sun, Horus's Great Adventure" produced in 1968, which was the first production of the feature film, to his last work, "The Story of Princess Kaguya" It was out.

At the exhibition, the detailed production process and materials of each work were displayed in an easy-to-understand manner, and the plan book describing the intention of making the work was very impressive. (Director Takahata's character is very beautiful and cute!)

What was particularly impressive was the plan for “Doraemon”. The national anime “Doraemon” is now aired on TV Asahi, but before that, it was animated on NTV, but there were various problems at the time of the first animation. It's over.

And the plan written by Director Takahata is the TV Asahi version that started airing in 2, which will be the first animation of 1979.

I didn't know that it was Director Takahata who created the current style (15 minutes x2 story). No way Takahata was the person who made the foundation of Fujiko anime ...!

Onji mountain hut reproduction set

Onji mountain hut reproduction set

Although he was an animation director, Takahata himself was famous as a director who did not draw anything. After “Jalinko Chie” produced in 1981, I am interested in details such as Japanese climate and works, and will make works.

Director Takahata was quite knowledgeable, and the amount of knowledge about various genres was tremendous. Riko Sakaguchi, who wrote the script for the story of "Kaguya Hime no Monogatari", which was a posthumous work, together with Director Takahata, said that it was a very enjoyable time in later interviews.

On the other hand, the delivery time and production costs seemed to be completely different from the previous budget, and it seems that it is difficult to imagine the hard work of the production team (production team).

Unlike ordinary animation, “Princess Kaguya ~” required an original 3 times as many as the original, so it took a lot of effort and time. (This exhibition alone is quite volume, so you must see it!)




What impressed me about the exhibition was that the anime produced by Director Takahata was "faithful to the original".

For this reason, since the details of the story, such as the character setting, the background of the fact, and the background, which are not visible on the surface of the story, are thoroughly faithful to the original, the depth of the story increases and it looks like a documentary with animation. I felt that I felt the reality.

“Takahata Isao – a thing left behind in Japanese animation” was an exhibition that gave a glimpse of the life itself of Director Takahata, who was making things at the opposite end of the fantasy creation.

* It is a secret that I went to the Roppongi National Art Center by mistake.

Isao Takahata Exhibition: What was left in Japanese animation

Venue: Tokyo National Museum of Modern Art, 1 Floor Exhibition Gallery (3-1, Kitanomaru Park, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
Closed days: Monday (7 month 15 day, 8 month 12 day, 9 month 16 day, 9 month 23 day), 7 month 16 day (Tuesday),
8 month 13 day (Tue), 9 month 17 day (Tue), 9 month 24 day (Tue)
Opening time: 10: 00-17: 00 (Friday and Saturday until 21: 00) * Last entry 30 minutes before closing
Organizer Tokyo National Museum of Modern Art, NHK, NHK Promotion
Planning cooperation Studio Ghibli
Cooperation (Public Interest) Tokuma Memorial Animation Cultural Foundation
Support Toppan Printing
Admission fee General 1,500 yen, university student 1,100 yen, high school student 600 yen
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