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Katsuhiro Ôtomo


Katsuhiro Ôtomo is a Japanese manga artist, screenwriter and film director. He is best known as the creator of the manga Akira and its animated film adaptation. In 1979, after writing multiple short-stories for the magazine Action, Otomo created his first science-fiction work, titled Fireball. Although the manga was never completed, it is regarded ... See full bio »

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Akira Writer
(1988)
Steamboy Writer
(2004)
Memories Writer
(1995)

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  Akira (TV Series) (Akira created by) (announced)
 2018 Sexy Bike Man (Akira) (Short) (characters)
 2014 The Akira Project (Short) (Based on the work of)
 2012 Combustible (Short)
 2008 The American Akira (Short) (characters)
 2006 Mushi-Shi: The Movie (screenplay)
 2004 Steamboy (as Katsuhiro Ohtomo)
 2002 Akira Psycho Ball (Video Game) (manga - as Katsuhiro Ohtomo)
 2001 Metropolis (screenplay)
 1998 Gundam: Mission to the Rise (Video short) (script/screenplay)
 1995 Cannon Fodder (Short) (script)
 1995 Magnetic Rose (story)
 1995 Memories (manga - segment "1, 2 and 3")
 1995 Stink Bomb (Short)
 1991 Roujin Z
 1991 Wârudo apâtomento horâ (screenplay)
 1988 Akira (Video Game) (manga)
 1988 Akira (manga) / (screenplay)
 1988 So What (story)
 1987 Neo Tokyo (screenplay - segment "Kôji chûshi meirei")
 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) (manga)
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Author of the manga 'ZeD' See more »

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Alternate Names:

Katsuhiro Ohtomo | Katsuhiro Otomo
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Trivia:

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 »

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Strong directorial style influenced by the American 'New Wave' of cinema during the sixties and seventies. See more »

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