Oga, Kazuo

Oga, Kazuo

Given name: 和雄
Family name: 男鹿
Birthday: Feb 29, 1952
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Birth place: Akita prefecture, Japan
He is an art director and background artist for many Studio Ghibli anime films. He also published two artbooks and directed an OVA.

After graduating from the Kakunodate Akita High School he joined a Design Senmon Gakkou, where he quite one year priot to graduation. Afterwards he joined the animation industry as a painter. He started working at Kobayashi Production, where he learned under president Kobayashi Kobayashi Shichirou. He left afterwards and joined Madhouse for a brief time, where he worked on Wicked City, before being scouted by Miyazaki Hayao, who was searching for a new art director for Studio Ghibli in 1987.

He became the art director for My Neighbor Totoro and was praised for his work by both, Miyazaki and Takahata, who attested him great talent and were especially impressed by the natural feel the greenery was endowed with.

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Ashita no Joe 2
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Deimos no Hanayome: Ran no Kumikyoku
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Gake no Ue no Ponyo
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Gamba no Bouken
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Gedo Senki
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Hadashi no Gen
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Heisei Tanuki Gassen Ponpoko
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Highlander: The Search for Vengeance
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Howl no Ugoku Shiro
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Ie Naki Ko
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InuYasha: Toki wo Koeru Omoi
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Juubee Ninpuuchou
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Kaguya-hime no Monogatari
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Karigurashi no Arrietty
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Kawa no Hikari
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Kurenai no Buta
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Majo no Takkyuubin
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Makai Toshi Shinjuku
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Midnight Eye: Gokuu
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Midnight Eye: Gokuu II
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Mobile Police Patlabor: WXIII
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Momo e no Tegami
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Mononoke Hime
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Neko no Ongaeshi
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Omoide no Marnie
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Omoide Poroporo
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Panda Kopanda
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Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan - Ishinshishi e no Chinkonka
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Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi
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SF Shinseiki Lensman
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Summer Wars
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Taneyamagahara no Yoru
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Taneyamagahara no Yoru
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Toki no Tabibito: Time Stranger
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Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo
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Tonari no Totoro
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Vampire Hunter D (2000)
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Youjuu Toshi
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Comments
galimx | Apr 13, 8:54 AM
Art Direction in Ie Naki Ko is amazing.


sdjasdjksndja | Dec 1, 2015 9:36 PM
Thank you for changing the picture to one with better dimensions. (ᵔ.ᵔ)


aequanima | Oct 4, 2015 9:39 AM
He's a master


departure | Jul 17, 2015 1:22 PM
Exceptional work.


Parial | Dec 10, 2014 7:51 PM
Brilliant work on Kaguya-hime. Nothing less from Kazuo-sensei.


ToCoolForGrammer | Jun 13, 2014 12:22 AM
It's a good picture and all, but the dimensions is just so out of place when it stands among the rest of a users favourites. Why not use a picture with a 225 x 319px dimension like all other character pictures? There're some nice images to choose from under 'Pictures'.


millo | Jan 15, 2012 10:02 AM
just watched Howl's moving castle... the background is BREATHTAKING !!!


002173 | Jul 17, 2011 9:13 AM
Unfrigginbelieveable. I LOVE his Neo-Realist style.


Lordcrab86 | Jul 11, 2011 9:14 PM
environments and locations like paintings!


Echelon | Feb 18, 2011 3:21 AM
Breathtaking.


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