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Director's Statement Collapse
The fantasy world we created for Brave Story was the collaborative "Vision" of 8 art directors, features and some spectacular visuals -- such as the weighty feeling of the "four protectorate" gargoyles seen early in the film and the swarm of demons toward the conclusion -- all resulting from the uncompromising dedication of our 3D team. Fusing that seamlessly and organically into the rest of the film required the technical prowess of our 2D director and photography teams. Yuriko Chiba headed up the illustration team as executive illustrator on the picture making sure that the action extended all the way to the fingertips of each character, resulting in a precision-calculated, fine-tooth combed, visual realization of Ichiro Okouchi's script. Brave Story is a fun and slightly bittersweet hero's tale about friendship and bravery. I urge you to join Wataru and Mitsuru on their exciting journey of self-discovery in a brand new world.
Film Information Collapse
[BRAVE] | 2006 | 111 | Narrative Feature
Directed by: Koichi Chigira
Foreign Title: (Brave Story)
Premiere: North American
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KÔICHI CHIGIRA was born in 1959 in Japan's Kanagawa Prefecture. A leading figure in his country's anime industry, he
began his career as an animator at the legendary studio Tatsunoko Production Co. After serving as chief animator on The Venus Wars, which was released theatrically in 1989, he made his directorial debut the following year with Nineteen. In the years since, he has acquired a worldwide fan base with his cutting-edge anime franchises Tokyo Babylon, Gate Keepers and Last Exile.