Modern Woodblock Prints – The Anime Edition

This is a bit of an outlier in the ongoing postings on modern variations of woodblock prints: Those are actually backgrounds of an Anime. Iā€™m not sure which technique they use, but it surely has the woodblock style.

The name of the show is ā€œKatanagatariā€ ā€“ and while the story is stupid to borderline annoying, the beautiful art kept me at it. Simple but striking characters, and those wonderfully executed backgrounds.

If any animation fan comes across here and knows more about the artists of this show, their techniques or maybe art books, I would be curious to hear about it.

Katanagatari - Woodblock Style Background.

They often take their time to pan through these.

Katanagatari - Woodblock Style Background.

Katanagatari - Woodblock Style Background.

Katanagatari - Woodblock Style Background.

Katanagatari - Woodblock Style Background.

Katanagatari - Woodblock Style Background.

This dreamy wood is not quite consistent with the style ...

Katanagatari - Woodblock Style Background.

...but I love that background.

Katanagatari - Woodblock Style Background.

The house from above - unsurprisingly much is transformed to rubble over the run of the show.