Katsuhiro Otomo

Tokyoites don’t recognize legendary manga artist as Akira creator goes for stealthy stroll【Video】

Katsuhiro Otomo poses in front of Katsuhiro Otomo mural, nobody notices.

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Anime classic Akira suddenly becomes free to watch, in its entirety, on YouTube

Ho ho ho! Merry Akira!

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Watching Akira for the first time ever – Our contrary reporter gets her mind blown

The more people told her she had to see it, the less she wanted to.

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President of France meets with manga, video game royalty in Tokyo【Video】

Head of state also picks up an amazing One Piece souvenir that any fan would treasure.

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Anime masterpiece Akira seemingly banned in Russia due to fears of mentally damaging kids

St. Petersburg doesn’t want people to watch Neo Tokyo EXPLODE.

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Akira goes free to watch online with three other anime from legendary creator

The modern animated films of Katsuhiro Otomo, some of the most expensive anime ever made, won’t cost a thing to watch.

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Panic & hope: Thoughts on live-action Akira

Once again, it’s time to panic.

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The Tokyo Olympics might be taking its Akira anime connection too far【Video】

One of the bleakest depictions of Tokyo in all of film is part of Olympics celebration projection mapping project.

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Amazing GIF compiles some of the best scenes inspired by Kaneda’s drifting in Akira

We doubt anyone could ever forget just how influential Akira is, but here’s a GIF to remind you just in case you ever do!

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Akira’s Katsuhiro Otomo to design giant mural featuring cyborg fish for Tohoku’s Sendai Airport

With works like Domu and Akira to his name, screenwriter and manga-ka Katsuhiro Otomo is universally well-known and respected. He is, however, not exactly the most prolific artist in the world, often leaving fans waiting for years on end for his next project or collaboration.

So although we’re thrilled to announce his next work will in fact be completed by March of next year, you should know that it’s going to take a little traveling to get a good look at it. You see, the currently untitled Otomo public art piece will hang in all of its 24-square-meter (258 sq ft) glory in the lobby of the terminal building of Tohoku’s Sendai Airport.

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Otomo Exhibition Features Original Drawings from Akira, Domu and More

This is an exhibition you won’t want to miss, particularly if you have even the slightest artistic inclination. 3331 Arts Chiyoda is hosting a collection of renowned manga artist Katsuhiro Otomo’s original drawings. Read More