Katsuhiro Otomo's 1982 sci-fi manga, Akira and the 1988 anime, are admired by readers, watchers, and fellow creators around the world. Yet, though Otomo is still an active artist at age 63 (he has his own new anime and manga in development), his own feeling towards the classic seem to have a complex distance.
Shibuya Parco, a shopping mall in Shibuya known for its galleries and fashionable stores, is creating a gigantic mural dedicated to the artwork of Katsuhiro Otomo's classic cyberpunk manga, Akira. Hit the jump to learn more.
The upcoming Tribute to OTOMO will feature works from 80 well-known artists and manga creators. Get a taste for just a few of them -- including the creators of Naruto, Ghost in the Shell, and more -- after the jump!
Amazon has begun listing a pair of notable Kodansha releases fpr 2017. First, they're back with the penultimate volume of Oh!great's Air Gear, scheduling volume 36 a day short of a year from their 35 release, on June 13, 2017.More after the jump.
Back in 2012, when the Katsuhiro Otomo GENGA Exhibition was being shown in Tokyo, the legendary creator of Akira was the subject of a special issue of Japanese montly art magazine Geijutsu Shincho. For that, he drew a new full-color short sci-manga, titled "DJ Teck's Morning Attack." For the magazine's Jully issue, on sale 25th, Otomo will be back. More after the jump.
Internationally acclaimed 62-year-old artist Katsuhiro Otomo, best known for his AKIRA manga series and its anime feature film adaptation, recently directed his first music video for Kyoto-born jazz singer Aya Nakano's newest single "Juku-Hatachi (19-20 years old)" released last month. Check the clip after the jump.