The artist of Hayao Miyazaki’s spiritual master

March 16 today, according to Japanese media reports, Yasukuni Otsuka, a giant, animator and director of Japanese animation industry, died on March 15 at the age of 89. He has participated in the production of many classic animation masterpieces in his life and is known as the spiritual master of Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki.

·Yasunari Otsuka was born in Shimane Prefecture, Japan in 1931. He participated in the production of Japan’s first color animated feature film the legend of the white snake. Later, he promoted the younger generation Takahata Xun and Hayao Miyazaki, who entered the Dongying film, and was known as the spiritual master of Takahata Xun and Hayao Miyazaki.

The artist of Hayao Miyazaki's spiritual master

·After quitting Dong Ying, he cooperated with Hayao Miyazaki to launch classic animation films such as Lu Bang III and future young Conan, and served as a painting director. He also cooperated with Takahata in works such as “the adventures of the sun Prince Horus”.

The artist of Hayao Miyazaki's spiritual master

·In Lu Bang III, Lu Bang’s car Fiat 500 is based on Yasunari Otsuka’s car when he was on the production team.

The artist of Hayao Miyazaki's spiritual master