Mamoru Hosoda is getting a short-term exhibit of his work at the “Studio Chizu Exhibition at animate ONLYSHOP” located in the Yokohama Vivre building. But even if you’re not local or unable to travel, you can visit the exhibit digitally on July 15.
YouTuber and deputy store manager of animate Yokohama Vivre Shotaro Otani will be the guide, and the online tour will be in Japanese. But it will be free, and even if you can’t speak the language, you will be able to look at things. The exhibit will include items from The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, Wolf Children, The Boy and the Beast and Mirai, plus BELLE, his latest movie. Items on display include scripts, storyboards and background art.
If you want to reserve your spot for the virtual experience, you can do that here.
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.