Pixel Art Series pays Tribute to Studio Ghibli Characters

by . May 5th, 2014

UK – based designer Richard Evans pays a very unique tribute to some iconic animated characters created by Studio Ghibli, the premier animation studio in Japan.

Richard illustrated the characters in 8-bit graphics style. The pixel art series was a fan art tribute celebrating the release of “The Wind Rises“, the last animated movie under Ghibli to be directed by the legendary Hayao Miyazaki.  Miyazaki was the one behind some of the studio’s most successful animated feature films such as “My Neighbor Totoro” in 1988, “Princess Mononoke” in 1997, “Howl’s Moving Castle” in 2004 and the Oscar winning piece, “Spirited Away” in 2001.

See some of the awesome characters in pixel art below or head over to Richard’s Behance to see all his works.

The Wind Rises


Howl's Moving Castle

Spirited Away

Princess Mononoke

Kiki's Delivery Service

My Neighbor Totoro

Laputa: Castle in the Sky

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

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Kerby is an online marketer who has a keen eye in print design and creative artworks. When not at work, he spends most of his time in completing his sketchbooks with doodles and illustrations from anything that inspires him to draw. He is an avid fan of Japanese Anime, manga and some comic book characters. Check out his illustration blog and portfolio for more info.

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