Another great artist was lost from this world recently. You might not have known the name specifically of Noriyoshi Ohrai, but odds are good you have come across his work at one time. From his work on many projects that reached an international audience, Godzilla, Mazinga, and Star Wars among them, his legacy touched a lot of people. He was an amazing illustrator that captured so much emotion, story, and world-building in his creations. I was a big fan of his art, and while many immediately draw parallels to Drew Struzan, I would also liken his style and incredible compositions along with names of some of the fantasy greats like Frazetta and Vallejo. Among his oeuvre he did posters for nine films from the Goji franchise. I fell in love with his collages for the Star Wars manga books when I first saw them. I have highlighted some of his pieces below, and you can see a few more here. A sad loss, and I wanted to just note it here to acknowledge his work and allow his legacy to be remembered. via Film on paper via Noriyoshi Ohrai Exhibition via Film on paper via Noriyoshi Ohrai Exhibition via Noriyoshi Ohrai Exhibition via Noriyoshi Ohrai Exhibition via Point Blank Noriyoshi Ohrai (d. 27 October 2015 ), may he rest in peace and his work never be forgotten.