- Studio Ghibli pays tribute to the late Nizo Yamamoto at the age of 70.
- Yamamoto had a long career with Ghibli and was responsible for creating many iconic backgrounds.
- He worked on several Studio Ghibli hits such as Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, and Grave of the Fireflies.
Studio Ghibli is mourning the loss of one of their celebrated artists, Nizo Yamamoto, at the age of 70. Yamamoto was a renowned background artist in the animation industry, whose work with the studio helped to shape many of the beautiful and memorable settings in their films.
Throughout his career, Nizo Yamamoto was responsible for creating iconic backgrounds in several Studio Ghibli hits, including Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, and Grave of the Fireflies. His remarkable attention to detail and ability to bring to life-world transcending imagery made him an invaluable asset to the animation studio.
In addition to his work with Studio Ghibli, Yamamoto also contributed to other films such as Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro and Vampire Hunter D. His artistry will be greatly missed, but his impact on the animation community and the films he helped to create will continue to inspire others for generations to come.