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Miyazaki's Best Films Get Commemorated In 8-Bit Style

Miyazaki, meet Miyamoto.

Hayao Miyazaki's on-again off-again relationship with retirement has brought a Chihiro-sized tear of frustration to many eyes. Instead of sulking when he retires and cheering when he comes back, artist Richard J. Evans took on a more proactive approach. Evans re-created some of the iconic animator's most cherished characters in the equally cherished 8-bit approach.

Studio Ghibli, Miyazaki's animation studio, continues to get plenty of airplay, so we thought we’d give Evans’ creations some much-needed eyeplay.


A Kiki’s Delivery Service visual haiku.

Some Porco Rosso (an underrated classic) wonderfulness.

And, of course, plenty of shots from Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away.

For the rest of the set, visit Evan’s Behance page.


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