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Anime Architecture: Backgrounds of Japan

Event Type: Exhibitions

Event Date: Fri 26 May - Sun 10 September

Event Time: Start Time: 10:00 - End Time: 18:00

by House of Illustration ££7.50 (one ticket covers admission to all three galleries at House of Illustration)

House of Illustration 2 Granary Square, King's Cross, London, N1C 4BH

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Anime Architecture © 1995 Shirow Masamune Kondansha - Bandai Visual - Manga Entertainment Ltd

These hand-drawn pieces offer meticulous artificial wonderlands.” Financial Times

“A show full of glittering, neon-lit cityscapes.” Time Out

This is the UK’s first exhibition of architectural backdrops from classic anime films.

Over 100 technical drawings and watercolour illustrations depict fictional future worlds, inspired by Asia’s real story of ruthless urban development.

The exhibition features artwork from some of the most influential productions in the genre’s 1990s heyday, including Production I.G’s work for Ghost in the Shell, which has defined the style of anime we think of as typical today.

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