Noriyoshi Ohrai

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Noriyoshi Ohrai
Self-portrait of Noriyoshi Ohrai made in the early 1980's
Born November 17, 1935
Akashi, Hyogo, Japan
Died October 27, 2015
Occupation Illustrator
First work Toseinin Retsuden (1969)
Notable work Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)

Noriyoshi Ohrai (生頼範義,   Ōrai Noriyoshi) was a Japanese illustrator. He is famous for illustrating the posters for many kaiju and science fiction films and games from the late 1960's until the early 2000's, notably the Godzilla and Star Wars films, and the Metal Gear series of video games. Ohrai passed away from pneumonia on October 27, 2015, at the age of 79.

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13 months ago
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The Japanese Vincent Van Gogh.


32 months ago
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Ohrai did not do the GMK poster. According to this site: http://ohrai...ography.html , he did a total of nine Godzilla films which would amount to:

- The seven Heisei films. - Megaguirus - GFW

There is no signature on the GMK poster when all the other posters by Ohrai have a clear signature. It was also not seen at the latest exhibition of his work.


47 months ago
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I didnt realize he made this stuff


49 months ago
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That's some awesome art.
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