A gallery celebrating the works of the late Mikiko Watanabe opened just a few months in the past at Kuwana Machi no Eki in Mie prefecture, however attributable to ongoing occasions, it hasn't been as extensively reported. The Kyoto Animation artwork director handed away within the July 2019 arson assault on the studio whereas engaged on the soon-to-be-released Violet Evergarden The Film, and had simply completed work on beforehand launched Violet Evergarden – Eternity and the Auto Reminiscence Doll – anime movie.
Watanabe's artwork secured Kyoto Animation's place as an anime studio that has one of many – if not the – finest background artwork within the anime business, no less than on TV. She'd labored on most of Kyoto Animation's initiatives from Ok-ON! onwards. So when her nice aunt noticed Watanabe's artwork at her memorial, she set to work organising a gallery to commemorate her work at Kyoto Animation.
"I needed to maintain a dwelling proof of Mikiko's life," Setsuko Tsuchida, Watanabe's nice aunt, defined. "Regardless that the work are backgrounds, they're all splendidly detailed photos. I need folks from all walks of life to see them." Kyoto Animation supplied printed photographs for the gallery and supplied the info from Watanabe's laptop.
The gallery is presently open inside Kuwana Machi no Eki, a few 5-minute stroll from Kuwana Station in Kuwana, Mie Prefecture.
Kuwana Machi no Eki Gallery (picture: Kyodo Information)
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