Baron: The Cat Returns Wallpaper: The Cat Returns: Kaze ni Naru

Studio Ghibli, Baron: The Cat Returns, Muta, Baron Humbert Von Gikkingen Wallpaper
Studio Ghibli Studio Baron: The Cat Returns Series,OVA Muta Character Baron Humbert Von Gikkingen Character

1600x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

I was browsing the misc scans gallery in MT to both keep it clean (moving inappropriate images out of the gallery) and to see if there were any good scans of shrines/temples for a wallpaper I'm working on. I found this scan of Neko no Ongaeshi and just loved it. Hiiragi's art is pretty simplistic, and I like the anime designs of the characters more (especially the fact that Baron is a ginger cat, not black) but the simplistic watercolor style of the picture, plus its feelings of easy friendship between these three, really drew me in. I redrew the wall and the rooftop that Baron is leaning against/standing upon, and then used several blended stock photos for the skies. I added texturing to maintain that watercolor on rough paper feel. Since in the end of the Neko no Ongaeshi manga, these three are resting on top of a building (watching over Haru?) and the anime ending theme was "Kaze ni Naru" or "Becoming the Wind" I decided to use that for the title. Very summery.
Look! It's a wallpaper that (provided you only have 1-2 columns of icons) is suitable for a PC OR a Mac!

Additional resolutions are available at DA! Desktop Anime.
EDIT: Fixed some of the problems Nuniko brought to my attention, and a few other things (Toto had an odd blue halo around him) and darkened/roughened up the clouds to feel more watercolorish.

Aspiring Mafia Plug
Who: Anji
What: Another World | Lagoon Engine Einsatz
Why: A different type of scenic wallpaper: a gloomy night scene with an enormously detailed, fantastically strange city. Love it!

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  1. gadgetgirl16 Jun 29, 2005

    verry nice wallpaper, i love the background....greAt job ^^ +fav

  2. Criox Jun 29, 2005

    Tama I love the scenery! XD Well it kinda brings back my memory of suikoden 4. Which has a character named Chapel if I am not wrong. Very beautiful. Good work indeed.

  3. bbls Jun 29, 2005

    the scenery is amazing and the wall is quite exquisite. i luv the texturing and the changes from the original scan! :D

  4. OracleAngel Retired Moderator Jun 29, 2005

    I thought no one would have walled this because sadly i couldnt find any scans of this but yeah i love Studio Ghibli designs and all together cats are so evil, if you make them mad they will bring a curse to your family for 9 generations XD but anyway the watercolor feel is beautifully done togetehr. Great job Tama! XD

  5. ayaki Jun 30, 2005

    Neko Neko...i luv cats :)
    This wall looks awesome.
    texture are very popular nowadays ^^
    but this time, it gives a old feeling to it...very very nice....
    luving the sky....u've transformed the scan into an amazing wall @_@.... as always

    '_'b sugoi!~

  6. Saikusa Retired Moderator Jun 30, 2005

    I love that grainy quality to it... That really adds to the fantastical and nostalgic air of the image. Great work! :D

  7. shinorei Jun 30, 2005

    i quite love the texture. but ha-ha, no surprise in there. ^^
    the cat in the suit is smart and adorable, so is the fat cat staring somewhere out there.
    the bg looks quite simple but it's really a cool combination of water-colours here and there. very creative and impressive. +fav

  8. anji Jul 02, 2005

    I really like Studio Ghibli's work, but find it pretty hard to wall.
    I tried a Mononoke Hime wall and it was not as I expected at the end.
    You really managed to do something special with a pretty simple scan.
    The texture gives the impression that there's a lot of details. It seems that the scan was made to be wall with this style.
    I like the clouds and those caracters are sympatic :)
    Nice work, keep it up!

  9. markjo Jul 03, 2005

    Two thumbs up for this one! Nice, peaceful colours, a simple scan, well-matched textures and a great overall feeling.

  10. flyindreams Jul 05, 2005

    I have not seen this movie but I love Studio Ghibli~ unfortunately there aren't that many quality Miyazaki walls that I've liked, but this one is so wonderfully simple, but beautiful. ^.^ Going to nominate it for [url="http://groups.minitokyo.net/simple-ism/"]Simple-ism[/url]'s featured gallery (a new group that I started up for people who like making/using "simple" walls~)

  11. asagoro Banned Member Jul 16, 2005

    i just saw this movie, and it rocked! this is a really nice wall; it's cute and gothic, yeah!

  12. coolgto Aug 08, 2005

    Very humor, super, I like very much!Hope hereafter can through see much of!!

  13. epherlite Oct 12, 2005

    I really love the watercolour feel you've achieved, you got it perfectly. Good job.

  14. N9e1 Jun 27, 2006

    What a cool wallie! The textures you used are perfect for this picture~
    I love this wallie~~~ So beautifully made~~~ Great effects! ^_^
    Great job! Thank you for sharing! ^_^

  15. moonlightdreamer Mar 25, 2007

    cool wallpaper! I love this anime this is such a great wallpaper weldone you!

  16. Lohitaksh Nov 21, 2008

    good one hope to see more of it

  17. jekwhoeho Jun 02, 2009

    wow I lve it thanks

  18. jiop Oct 31, 2009

    this wall is so dreamy......thanks

  19. Samura Mar 16, 2011

    hehehee, the fat cat is soo cool xD

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