It’s been exactly 10 years since the Japanese premiere of Mamoru Hosoda’s Wolf Children anime film, which hit theaters in Japan on July 21, 2012. To mark the occasion, Studio Chizu shared a memorial illustration by animation director Takaaki Yamashita and art director Hiroshi Ohno.
In addition to the visual online, there’s also a special clear file set featuring the art on Nihon TV’s official online store for ¥770 (US$5.57).
When Wolf Children opened in 2012, it eventually pulled in ¥4.42 billion (US$32 million) and became the sixth top-grossing Japanese film of the year. It has since notched itself in comfortably as the third highest-grossing film in Mamoru Hosoda’s career, right behind BELLE in first place and The Boy and the Beast in second.