Still no name for her!
Started out as a tiny sketch. Watercolour and pencil.
I re-watched My Neighbour's the Yamadas the other day. It's Isao Takahata's ('Grave of the Fireflies', 'Pom Poko', 'Only Yesterday') last film, made in 1999. It's probably one of my favourite Studio Ghibli films.
The story follows the lives of the Yamada family through a series of disconnected vignettes surrounding their everyday life. It's funny. The animation, colour and simplistic design is beautiful. The structure and style are drastically different from any other Ghibli production, so I can understand why it's perhaps not one of their most popular.
It's fairly long (100 minutes?), so make sure you have a few hours to enjoy it. Unfortunately the only decent clip I could find on youtube was the ending, so I'm posting the trailer instead: