The movie version “AKIRA” released in theaters in 1988. This anime was directed and written by Katsuhiro Otomo, the original author, and gained worldwide acclaim. This book is the first volume of a total of two volumes of a huge amount of storyboards drawn by Otomo himself at the time of its production.
It was once published in two separate volumes by the editorial department of Young Magazine in 1988. However, it is a rare item that has been a premier product for a long time since it was out of print in a short period of time. The long-awaited reprint of the first and first distribution titles of “Katsuhiro Otomo Complete Works”.
Storyboards are often thought of as rough blueprints, but the precision of the storyboards in this book is different. The elaborateness and the dynamic feeling of the character are as good as the main story of the manga.
This book is the first half A / B part of all 4 parts consisting of A, B, C and D.
* All in Japanese.
[What is OTOMO THE COMPLETE WORKS?]
Katsuhiro Otomo has created world-class titles one after another and has the face of a creator who is not bound by genres such as manga artists, illustrators, film directors, and scenario writers. “OTOMO THE COMPLETE WORKS” is the author Katsuhiro Otomo himself who overlooks, summarizes, and re-produces all of the various “all works” in chronological order.
- Release Date:
- January, 2022
Manga artist / movie director. Born in Miyagi prefecture.
Debuted in 1973 with “Manga Action”. His masterpieces include “Domu” and “AKIRA”.
In 1988, his own animated film “AKIRA” received high praise outside Japan and became the forerunner of the Japanese animation movement (Japanimation) overseas.
In 2013, he received the Medal with Purple Ribbon from the Japanese government. In 2014, the French government gave the Order of Arts and Culture Offiche.
In 2015, the 42nd Angouleme International Cartoon Festival Grand Prize (France).
Katsuhiro Otomo’s books
Animation AKIRA Layouts & Key Frames 1 – OTOMO THE COMPLETE WORKS 23¥7,700
SAYONARA NIPPON (OTOMO THE COMPLETE WORKS) – Katsuhiro Otomo¥3,080
HIGHWAY STAR (OTOMO THE COMPLETE WORKS) – Katsuhiro Otomo¥3,080
Animation AKIRA Storyboards 2 – OTOMO THE COMPLETE WORKS 22¥4,400
BOOGIE WOOGIE WALTZ – OTOMO THE COMPLETE WORKS – Katsuhiro Otomo¥3,190
Animation AKIRA Storyboards 1 – OTOMO THE COMPLETE WORKS 21¥4,400
Domu – OTOMO THE COMPLETE WORKS – Katsuhiro Otomo¥2,970