Legendary animator Yasuo Ootsuka — who has worked on “The Tale of the White Serpent”, “Lupin III”, and “Future Boy Conan”, will be releasing an illustration book featuring his mechanical works on 31st July 2020. Ootsuka is a highly-regarded animator and mechanical works designer who has worked with Toei Animation, TMS Entertainment and Studio Ghibli.

Yasuo Ootsuka got his start in 1956 when he applied with Toei Animation as an animator. At Toei, he worked with Yasuji Mori and Akira Daikubara on “The Tale of the White Serpent”. He was praised by Hayao Miyazaki for his work and compared Otsuka’s skill to Kenichi Enomoto, another legendary Japanese animator