Otomo, Katsuhiro

Otomo, Katsuhiro

Given name: 克洋
Family name: 大友
Birthday: Apr 14, 1954
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Katsuhiro Otomo was born in the province of Miyagi, Japan. His great passion when he was young, was watching American movies. He often had to travel for hours to the nearest movie theater. He moved to Tokyo in 1973 and made his debut in comics the same year, with "Jyu-sei" ("A Gun Report"), an adaptation of the Prosper Mérimée novella "Mateo Falcone." After this, he frequently published his work in magazine Action.

In 1979, Otomo's first longer publication appeared—a series called "Fireball," which was a great success for its ground-breaking style, which changed traditional manga forever. This was the beginning of Otomo's interest in science-fiction themes. In 1980, Otomo's "Domu" became a best-seller and won Japan's Science Fiction Grand Prix Award. In 1982, Otomo came up with the comic series "Akira," which was first published in magazine Young. It was an immediate success and grew into an epic tale. It has won numerous awards and is regarded by many as the finest work of graphic fiction ever created. It has been published in the West as well, where it has been met with just as much enthusiasm.

He is also a fan of James Dean's "Rebel Without a Cause" and Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey."
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'Akira' Director Katsuhiro Otomo and Hatsune Miku's 'Father' Hirayuki Itou to be Awarded Medals of Honor

According to a press conference held by the Japanese government in Tokyo, "Akira" director Katsuhiro Otomo will be awarded the Medal of Honor with a purple ribbon fo...read more

Otomo Katsuhiro's New Shonen Manga Series Revealed

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Comments
ghoullovesharem | Apr 25, 2015 6:48 PM
akira is exceptional


TV-kun | Oct 22, 2014 12:26 PM
this guy deserves a cookie


Arjman89 | Mar 16, 2014 6:15 PM
Awesome http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcNhhZvmwWU


Cabron | Jan 24, 2014 6:37 AM
Respect.


jcomi | Mar 16, 2013 4:15 AM
Highway Star (Katsuhiro Otomo)
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jcomi | Mar 16, 2013 4:15 AM
Kibun wa mo Senso (Katsuhiro Otomo)
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JustMyself | Sep 2, 2012 6:10 PM
What happened with the shounen project?


whatevere5656 | Aug 16, 2012 5:37 PM
Akira was out of imagination. BRAVO


BatoKusanagi | Jun 25, 2012 6:39 PM
Outstanding director/writer.


Arjman89 | May 16, 2012 4:13 PM
The man. Needs to make another movie asap.


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