Isao Takahata : Inspiring Visual Styles of Japanese Film & Anime Aesthetics
Dahlan Bin Abdul Ghani1, Nur Athirah Bt. Ahmad Azizi2, Luqman Zulhilmi Bin Abdul ‘Alim3
1Dahlan Bin Abdul Ghani, University Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian Institute of Information Technology, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2Nur Athirah Bt. Ahmad Azizi, University Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian Institute of Information Technology, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
3Luqman Zulhilmi Bin Abdul ‘Alim, Limkokwing University, Inovasi Jalan Teknokrat Cyberjaya, Malaysia.
Manuscript received on 05 September 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 14 September 2019 | Manuscript Published on 26 October 2019 | PP: 198-209 | Volume-8 Issue-11S2 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: K103209811S219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.K1032.09811S219
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Abstract: The Tale of Princess Kaguya is an adaptation from The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, a classical Japanese folktale, directed by Isao Takahata in Studio Ghibli productions. Isao Takahata is a director who has long been overlook by his longtime colleague and Studio Ghibli co-founder Hayao Miyazaki. The purpose of research about cinematography techniques or style of Isao Takahata animated film in The Tale of Princess Kaguya. The Princess Kaguya animated film is like an old Japanese painting that is similar to traditional sumi-e. The focus of this research will look into several aspects such as impressionistic style and the character design in Princess Kaguya animated film. Impressionistic art is an art style when an artist looks into situation or things with a short glimpse and paint it back using bright and vibrant colors. Most of the pictures are outdoor scenes. The concept character of Princess Kaguya created with amazing work of art using hand-drawn animation to new heights of fluidness.
Keywords: Cinematography, Princess Kaguya, Studio Ghibli, Isao Takahata, Impressionistic Style, Character Design.
Scope of the Article: Visual Analytics