As revealed in an exclusive report on Anime News Network, Anime Expo 2019 is officially adding Akira creator and all-around legendary manga author Katsuhiro Otomo to the impressive guest list. Read on for more.
Back in 1980, Akira author Katsuhiro Otomo teamed up with writer Toshihiko Yahagi to create a collection of 13 manga war stories called Kibun wa mō Sensō, or The Mood is Already That of War. Now the pair have a one-shot sequel on the way this month. Read on for more.
Meguro Cinema in Tokyo is gearing up for a deep dive into the cinematic landscapes crafted by manga author Katsuhiro Otomo with a two-week film festival that pairs 35mm screenings of 1988's seminal work of cyberpunk fiction, Akira, with 5 other films written, directed, or supervised by Otomo. Hit the jump to make Neo Tokyo explode.
Manga author Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira, Domu) has teamed up with the Japanese theatrical release of Isle of Dogs, the latest stop-motion animation film by director Wes Anderson, in a collaboration that features an original movie poster illustrated by Otomo. Hit the jump to check it out.
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.