Everyone should watch an Obari anime today in his honor.
I'm thinking of a chunk of Inspectors
In case anyone wants to send out wishes on Twitter.
You’re known for entering the animation industry from a very young age, so what was it that got you into animation in the first place?
Believe it or not, I didn’t know anything about anime or the industry until I entered high school. I didn’t really watch anime as a young kid. It was in high school that I was actually exposed to it for the first time. At the time I wanted to do something like interior design and so entered a school known for that. It just so happened that the person that sat next to me was Satoshi Urushihara*.
It was a meeting destined by fate.
Yes, he really liked anime and showed me all kinds of stuff on his Betamax J9*. He carefully selected those episodes that were acclaimed by fans for their animation.
Wow! (laughs). So it was a very special kind of tutoring.
Among those, episode 2 of Invincible Steel Man Daitarn 3*, “Commander Neros’s Challenge”, really amazed me. That was when I first learned of Yoshinori Kanada’s* name. Being aware of the fact that, “so it’s this person who’s making the characters move in this way” may have really inspired me. I was more attracted to the animator’s drawings, or rather to the animation itself, rather than the story.
After a while Urushihara said to me, “You’re really good at drawing Bari, so why don’t you try making the images move?” So I drew onto some in-between animation paper and tried filming them with an 8mm ZC-1000 camera. Naturally, they moved. I was amazed. I realized “animation is really interesting!”
>Still no Obari and Urushihara colab work
OG Gaiden anime fucking when.
Never, because the age of Obari-san is over.
It's called the Brave Perspective
In fairness that's because he uses it a LOT. When it was mentioned to him he was surprised that people usually associate it with him because he tends to just use it without even noticing.
They must have had so much fun making Smile
Happy B-day Obari.