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.
Following Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno's illustration of Space Battleship Yamato for the cover of the Anime Busience' first issue and Evangelion original character designer and manga author Yoshiyuki Sadamoto's Akira cover on the second, Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo is the latest luminary to cover the business journal with an Astro Boy cover on the third. More after the jump.
Katsuhiro Otomo, creator of Akira, and director of Steam Boy and the live-action Mushisi has a rich history of design work, promoting his own projects as well as other commercial and artistic endeavors. A new art book collection this material will be released by Pie International on February 28th. Get a look after the jump.
Bandai Visual will release a B-4 size art book featuring Katsuhiro Otomo's 1981 manga short Bukiyo Saraba (A Farewell to Arms) on December 25. It contains the original manga and various production materials of the anime adaptation for the 2013 omnibus film Short Peace. Check the new cover illustration by Otomo after the jump.
It is announced today that the Japanese government will award Katsuhiro Otomo, 59-year-old manga/anime creator who is best known for his internationally acclaimed work Akira, the medal of honor with purple ribbon on November 3. Hit the jump for more.