This is a collection of 12 short manga by Katsuhiro Otomo, created between 1976 and 1977 when he was 22 or 23 years old, in the order in which they were published.
The collection contains mainly works from “Short Piece” (reprinted by Futabasha in 1984), the author’s first book of short stories published by Kisotengaisha in 1979, two stories from “GOOD WEATHER” (1981) published by Kitan-sha, and three stories including the title story from “Highway Star” (1979) published by Futabasha.
Although none of the stories are included in this book for the first time, all of them are currently available only in this book, as they are out of print. Of course, all of the works included in the book are based on the latest data created from the original drawings, and the aged deteriorated parts have been repaired, and printed on high-quality paper in a larger format than the previous editions. All the colored manuscripts are reproduced in color for a complete edition!
* 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:
- May, 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