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 2nd volume of a total of two volumes of a huge amount of storyboards drawn by Otomo himself at the time of its production.
This book is the “C / D part” of the four parts A, B, C, and D that make up the entire movie. In addition, new elements have been added to this book, such as previously unpublished cuts and commentary pages by the author himself.
* 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:
- March, 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).