By KOHEI KANO/ Staff Writer
July 6, 2022 at 07:00 JST
An exhibition dedicated to the “Future Boy Conan” animated TV series, Hayao Miyazaki’s directorial debut, is running at the Ghibli Museum, Mitaka, in western Tokyo.
A diorama of an island and models of vehicles featured in the work, as well as character model sheets and concept artworks, are on display to give a sense of the anime maestro’s genius in his early years.
“Future Boy Conan” aired in 1978 when Miyazaki was 37. It is set in a science-fiction universe popular at the time.
Although the characters often perform superhuman movements, their actions and expressions are portrayed in minute detail to provide a sense of realism.
Museum director Kazuki Anzai said she was fascinated by the series when she was a junior high school student.
“I remember I could hardly wait for the next airing,” she said. “It may be old, but we hope this exhibition gives visitors a chance to learn about the work brimming with touches of Miyazaki.”
Reservations are required for the event that runs until May 2023.
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