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Ōrai Noriyoshi

Entry updated 20 November 2019. Tagged: Artist.

(1935-2015) Japanese artist who has occasionally worked in the Anime field on storyboards and image boards, although he is chiefly known for book covers and internal Illustration, particularly during the 1980s. His Seiun Award seems to have been conferred upon him largely for his striking work on the Japanese poster for Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980), which coincided with the publication of the first of several retrospective art books. He subsequently produced the posters for nine Japanese Godzilla/Gojira films. [JonC]

Noriyoshi Ōrai

born Hamamatsu, Japan: 1935

died Kunitomi, Japan: 27 October 2015

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