Birth:Sep 1, 1954
In 1977 Ogura joined Kobayashi Production and learned the ropes of art direction under Shichirou Kobayashihttps://anilist.co/staff/103964/ShichirouKobayashi. In 1983 he left and established Studio Fuga together with Kouji Oono and Toshiharu Mizutanihttps://anilist.co/staff/121908/ToshiharuMizutani. There he eventually left as well and formed his own Ogura Kobo at Production I.G. where he trains newer art directors. He continues to be a major presence at Production I.G. as one of their most prominent art directors. Oguras style is similar to Kobayashis rooted in imposing architecture ambient colors and Western perspectives versus traditional Japanese isometric perspectives. Oguras backgrounds are usually urban in setting and has a less saturated color palette and uses more cool than warm colors. Oguras fantastical European Kobayashi influence is easily seen in Wings of Honneamisehttps://anilist.co/anime/1034/OuritsuUchuugunHonneamisenoTsubasa/ and his later work has remained distinctly metropolitan something that can be seen even in the rural FLCLhttps://anilist.co/anime/227/FLCL/.