Please create an account to participate in the Slashdot moderation system


Forgot your password?

Noriyoshi Ohrai, Illustrator of Many Hollywood Movie Posters, Has Died 16

AmiMoJo writes: While far from a household name, Noriyoshi Ohrai painted some of the most well known Hollywood movie posters, as well as numerous posters and covers for Western and Japanese media alike. His most famous work is probably the Empire Strikes Back international poster, but he also did paintings for Godzilla, The Goonies, Spiderman comics, numerous games and more.
This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Noriyoshi Ohrai, Illustrator of Many Hollywood Movie Posters, Has Died

Comments Filter:
  • Fuck you, Slashdot (Score:1, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward

    You made me click Kotaku. Fuck Kotaku and fuck Samzenpus.

    If you want to post a story, even a factual one like this, please pick a respectable news source.

    • by Anonymous Coward

      Samzenpus gets all its SJW articles from Gawker and Jezebel. Kotaku is right there so why not?

    • by wardrich86 ( 4092007 ) on Wednesday October 28, 2015 @03:43PM (#50819621)
      I'm sorry to hear that Kotaku doesn't cut it for you. Please pick from one of these [] other [] sources [].
      • or the original source: []

        1027 1749

        "Obiturary: World-famous illustrator and Miyazaki City resident, Noriyoshi Ohrai passed away due to pneumonia on the 27th at a hospital in Kunitomi (town). He was 79 years old. Working out of Miyazaki City, Mr. Ohrai was a world-famous illustrator having created posters for "Star Wars" and "Godzilla" series and had won a prefectural culture award a year before last. Wake will be held on the 28th from 7PM and funeral services will be on the 29th fr

      • by guises ( 2423402 )

        sources [].

        That's a link to that annoying "Let me Google that for you" site, for anyone who hasn't already clicked on it.

        I'm posting to undo my upmod, this kind of asshole snark contributes nothing to a conversation. If you disagree with the GP's comment about Kotaku then by all means disagree. There's no need to be a jerk about it.

  • Even if you had never heard his name before today I'm pretty sure you had seen at least one of his illustration.

    Fight for your bitcoins! []

  • With so many great Japanese artists, in the drawing/painting arena, I am willing to bet something in the teachings of writing Japanese Kanji is helpful when learning to draw. Be it attention to detail, hand eye coordination, patience, or some combination I don't know, but I see it time and time again. On topic, this guy was great, and I am sorry to see him go.

  • I have a Japanese godzilla poster he made in one of my rooms. It's just sad.

Air is water with holes in it.