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    Wednesday January 5, 2022
  • Katsuhiro Otomo's Library Of Published Work Sees New Release As OTOMO The Complete Works

    Project begins on January 21st with new releases of Domu and AKIRA Storyboard Collection

    Japanese publisher Kodansha and legendary creator Katsuhiro Otomo have announced the forthcoming release of the first entries in a new publishing project called OTOMO The Complete Works. Read on for the details.

  • Saturday April 24, 2021
  • Roujin-Z Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Soundtrack Release

    Record featuring music by Bun Itakura is released in Japan on CD and vinyl on April 24, 2021

    Roujin-Z, a 1991 theatrical anime film written by Katsuhiro Otomo and directed by Hiroyuki Kitakubo about a high-tech hospital bed that runs amok after it is imprinted with the personality of an elderly patient's deceased wife, is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a special soundtrack release on CD and vinyl. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Friday April 16, 2021
  • Phillipe Labaune Comic Art Gallery Opens In New York With “Good For Health, Bad For Education: A Tribute to Otomo”

    New art exhibition features Akira piece illustrated by Otomo in 2015 as showcase

    Long-time comic art collector Phillipe Labaune has officially established a comic art gallery in New York City and is currently featuring the art show Good For Health, Bad For Education: A Tribute to Otomo, a celebration of the work of Akira author Katsuhiro Otomo. Read on for the details.

  • Tuesday April 6, 2021
  • Haruka Takachiho Planned Crusher Joe 2 Film with Katsuhiro Otomo, but Never Happened

    The 1983 first film was directed by the novel's original illustrator Yoshikazu Yasuhiko

    Japanese sci-fi author Haruka Takachiho revealed on Twitter today that he planned a sequel to the 1983 anime film adaptation of his popular novel series Crusher Joe, and that it was supposed to be a collaboration project with Katsuhiro Otomo (AKIRA). Check out what he said after the jump!

  • Tuesday March 2, 2021
  • Classic Sci-fi Anime Film Roujin Z's Soundtrack Album Gets CD & Vinyl LP Release

    The bonus booklet includes interviews with the film's four main creators

    Roujin Z, a Japanese sci-fi anime feature film directed by Hiroyuki Kitakubo (Blood: The Last Vampire) on a screenplay by Katsuhiro Otomo (AKIRA), was released in September 1991 and has still been very popular in Japan and abroad. To commemorate its 30th-anniversary, the soundtrack CD and analog LP will be re-released on April 24, 2021. Hit the jump for more details.

  • Wednesday November 18, 2020
  • Katsuhiro Otomo's AKIRA Anime Film Gets Dolby Cinema Screening in December

    4K scanned and remastered HDR visuals from the master positive film will be used

    Toho has confirmed that Katsuhiro Otomo's 1988 anime film AKIRA will be screened in the seven Dolby Cinema theaters in Japan from December 4, 2020. Dolby Cinema is a format that allows the audience to experience Dolby Vision, the latest HDR (high dynamic range) video technology, and Dolby Atomos, the stereophonic technology. Hit the jump for more details.

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