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8-bit Studio Ghibli art

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In an age of 3D animation and CGI wizardry, it's a testament to the quality of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli that their hand-drawn films are admired the world over.

The bewildering characters of Ghibli's works even manage to carry a special charm in these pixelated tributes. Designed by Richard J Evans, the Birmingham-based artist created this 8-bit series to celebrate the theatrical release of The Wind Rises - the final film of Miyazaki, which arrives in the UK on 9 May.

From 1984's Valley of the Wind to 2010's The Secret World of Arrietty, the blocky series is a brilliant mashup of pixel art and 'traditional' animation.

Head over to Evans' Behance page to see more of his work.

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

Castle in the Sky (1986)

My Neighbour Totoro (1988)

Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)

Porco Rosso (1992)

Pom Poko (1994)

Princess Mononoke (1997)

Spirited Away (2001)

The Cat Returns (2002)

Howl's Moving Castle (2004)

Ponyo (2008)

The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)

(Images: Richard J Evans)

(Via: Design Taxi)

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