The Kichijoji Anime Wonderland festival is sponsoring a special live talk event featuring several influential anime directors who will speak on the future of anime and on the "heroes" who have inspired them. Hit the jump to learn more.
The Montreux Jazz Festival Japan 2015 event has revealed its main visual drawn by internationally acclaimed artist Katsuhiro Otomo, best known for his AKIRA manga series and its anime feature film adaptation. Check the visual after the jump.
Katsuhiro Otomo, the author of Akira, has provided the cover illustration for the novel Chasuke's Journey by SABU. Hit the jump to check it out.
Katsuhiro Otomo, the artist best known as the creator of the Akira sci-fi manga and anime, has won France's Angoulême International Comics Festival’s Grand Prix. Otomo topped British comic writer Alan Moore and Belgian artist Hermann in the final round of the annual election honoring the lifetime work of a living comic creator. He succeeds last year's winner, Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson.
For the first time since working with Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra in 1996, manga and anime luminary Katsuhiro Otomo has illustrated jacket art for an album. The Akira creator has illustrated the cover of singer Aya Nakano's "Warui Kuse," set to be released September 3rd. Get a look after the jump.
Garage kit artist ODEYA is on a Katsuhiro Otomo/Akira kick as they prepare for the Summer Wonder Festival figure event. He has Etsuko, the psychic girl from Otomo's early horror Domu, Kaneda from Akira, and an especially creative Kill La Kill Ryuko on an Akira throne. Get a look after the jump.