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Katsuhiro Ôtomo

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 2012 Combustible (Short) (as Katsuhiro Ohtomo)
 2006 Mushi-Shi: The Movie (screenplay - as Katsuhiro Ohtomo)
 2004 Steamboy (as Katsuhiro Ohtomo)
 2002 Akira saiko bôru (Video Game) (comic - as Katsuhiro Ohtomo)
 2001 Metropolis (screenplay - as Katsuhiro Ohtomo)
 1995 Kanojo no omoide (Short) (story - as Katsuhiro Ohtomo)
 1995 Memories (mangas - segment "1, 2 and 3", as Katsuhiro Ohtomo)
 1991 Roujin Z (as Katsuhiro Ohtomo)
 1991 Wârudo apâtomento horâ (screenplay - as Katsuhiro Ohtomo)
 1988 Fushigi monogatari: Hachi neko wa yoku asagata kaette kuru (writer - as Katsuhiro Ohtomo)
 1988 Akira (graphic novel - as Katsuhiro Otomo) / (screenplay - as Katsuhiro Otomo)
 1988 So What (story - as Katsuhiro Ohtomo)
 1987 Meikyû monogatari (screenplay - segment "Kôji chûshi meirei", as Katsuhiro Ohtomo)
 1987 Robot Carnival (Video) (scenario - as Katsuhiro Ohtomo, opening and ending sequences)
 1983 Bega's Battle (Video Game) (character design - as Katsuhiro Ohtomo)
 1982 Give Me a Gun Give Me Freedom (as Katsuhiro Ohtomo)
 1981 Shuffle (Short) (comic strip Run - as Katsuhiro Ohtomo)
 1979 Kôkô Erotopia: Akai seifuku (writer - as Katsuhiro Ohtomo)
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Author of the manga ' Kanojo no Omoide...' See more »

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Alternate Names:

Katsuhiro Ohtomo | Katsuhiro Otomo

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Was quoted as saying the Vietnam era "rebel" movies Bonnie and Clyde (1967) and Five Easy Pieces (1970) (among others) were his chief inspiration for his writing work and subsequently, Domu and Akira (1988). See more »


Narrative style often deals with man vs technology, supercomputers, psychic powers, man-made disasters and future post-nuclear totalitarian states. See more »

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