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    Katsuhiro Otomo - '大友 克洋'
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Bio:
As a teenager growing up in the turbulent Sixties, Otomo was surrounded by the demonstrations of both students and workers against the Japanese government. This period of change in Japan is what created the Japan we all know today - a Japan that is a sharp contrast to the occupation era that occurred after World War II. The riots, demonstrations, and overall chaotic conditions of this time would serve as the inspiration for his best known work, Akira. Some would argue that this seminal work is an allegory of 1960s Japan, and that one could easily substitute the year 2019 for 1969 and leave little difference in the basic story.

The animation from this period (especially the works coming out of Tokyo animation studios Mushi Production and Toei Doga) were influencing young Otomo. Works like Gigantor, Astro Boy, and Hols: Prince of the Sun would help push Otomo toward a career in animation. However, it was the films coming out of America that were driving his rebellous nature. Five Easy Pieces and Easy Rider would serve as inspiration for Shotaro Kaneda and his biker gang in Akira: rebellous youth who took too many drugs and didn't care about authority or the pressures put on them by their parents' generation.

Date of Birth: April 14th, 1954
Birthplace: Hasama, Miyagi, Japan



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Katsuhiro Otomo - '大友 克洋' is a favorite creator of 25 users


Awards:
  • 2012 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Winner - Hall of Fame: (Voter's choice)

Notes:
Katsuhiro Otomo (大友克洋 Ōtomo Katsuhiro) (born April 14, 1954 in Hasama, Miyagi, Japan) is a Japanese manga artist and anime director.




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Writer:
Akira (1988)
Akira (1995)
Akira (1999)
Akira (2000)
Akira (2009)
Akira [GER] (2000)
Akira CLUB (2007)
Bartkira (2014)
Batman Black and White (1996)
Domu: A Child's Dream (1995)
Farewell To Weapons (1992)
Genga: Otomo Katsuhiro Original Pictures (2012)
Hipira (2005)
KABA (1989)
Legend of Mother Sarah (1995)
The Legend of Mother Sarah: City of the Angels (1996)
Legend of Mother Sarah: City of the Children (1996)
Meltdown (1991)
Memories (1992)
Memories (1994)
Otomo (1994)
Steamboy Ani-Manga (2004)
Wydanie Specjalne (1992)

Penciller:
Akira (1988)
Akira (1995)
Akira (1999)
Akira (2000)
Akira (2009)
Akira [GER] (2000)
Akira CLUB (2007)
Batman Black and White (1996)
Comic Book Artist (2003)
Die Träume des Arzach (1993)
Domu: A Child's Dream (1995)
Farewell To Weapons (1992)
Genga: Otomo Katsuhiro Original Pictures (2012)
KABA (1989)
Legends of Arzach (1992)
Meltdown (1991)
Memories (1992)
Memories (1994)
Otomo (1994)
Sales To Astonish The Comic Book (1992)
Visions of Arzach (1993)
Wydanie Specjalne (1992)

Inker:
Akira (1988)
Akira (1995)
Akira (1999)
Akira (2000)
Akira (2009)
Akira [GER] (2000)
Akira CLUB (2007)
Batman Black and White (1996)
Domu: A Child's Dream (1995)
Farewell To Weapons (1992)
Genga: Otomo Katsuhiro Original Pictures (2012)
KABA (1989)
Meltdown (1991)
Memories (1992)
Memories (1994)
Otomo (1994)
Wydanie Specjalne (1992)

Colorist:
Akira [GER] (2000)
Akira CLUB (2007)
Genga: Otomo Katsuhiro Original Pictures (2012)
KABA (1989)

Cover Artist:
Advance Comics (1989)
Akira (1988)
Akira (1995)
Akira (1999)
Akira (2000)
Akira (2009)
Akira [GER] (2000)
Akira CLUB (2007)
Comic Speedline (1991)
Dark Horse Insider (1992)
Domu: A Child's Dream (1995)
Farewell To Weapons (1992)
Genga: Otomo Katsuhiro Original Pictures (2012)
KABA (1989)
Meltdown (1991)
Memories (1992)
Memories (1994)
Otomo (1994)



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