It brings us great sadness to write that Isao Takahata, Studio Ghibli co-founder has passed from this world to the yesterday after a short battle with lung cancer
Isao Takahata was born on October 29, 1935 in Ise, Mie, Japan. He was a director and writer, known for Grave of the Fireflies (1988), The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013) and Only Yesterday (1991).
Takahata very much believed that digital art just did not hold a candle to true hand drawn or painted works
“It is about the essence that’s behind the drawing”
animation was a true love and passion for him saying ”
“We want to express reality without an overly realistic depiction, and that’s about appealing to the human imagination.”
RIP you will be missed