This book is a collection of the title story (5 stories) published in Futabasha’s “Manga Action” magazine from 1977 to 1978, when Katsuhiro Otomo was 23-24 years old, and 8 short manga published before and after that.
The short stories include three from “Highway Star” (1979, Futabasha), four including the two title stories from “GOOD WEATHER” (1981, Kitan-sha), and one from “Memories of her…” (1990, Kodansha).
The color pages have been reproduced as they were when first published, and the author’s own commentary is included in this 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