Katsuhiro Otomo


Born
in Hasama, Japan
April 14, 1954

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Katsuhiro Otomo (大友 克洋, Otomo Katsuhiro) is a Japanese manga artist, film director, and screenwriter. He is perhaps best known for being the creator of the manga Akira and its anime adaptation, which are extremely famous and influential. Otomo has also directed several live-action films, such as the recent 2006 feature film adaptation of the Mushishi manga.

Katsuhiro Otomo was born in the former town of Hasama, in Miyagi Prefecture.

As a teenager growing up in the turbulent 1960s, he was surrounded by the demonstrations of both students and workers against the Japanese government. The riots, demonstrations, and overall chaotic conditions of this time would serve as the inspiration for his best known work, Akira. Some would argue that this sem
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Average rating: 4.36 · 69,060 ratings · 1,972 reviews · 211 distinct worksSimilar authors
Akira, Vol. 1

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4.37 avg rating — 20,490 ratings — published 1984 — 36 editions
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Akira, Vol. 2

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4.44 avg rating — 8,314 ratings — published 1984 — 33 editions
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Akira, Vol. 3

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4.43 avg rating — 7,113 ratings — published 1984 — 19 editions
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Akira, Vol. 5

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4.48 avg rating — 6,798 ratings — published 1984 — 21 editions
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Akira, Vol. 4

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4.46 avg rating — 6,534 ratings — published 1987 — 15 editions
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Akira, Vol. 6

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4.51 avg rating — 6,281 ratings — published 1990 — 12 editions
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Domu: A Child's Dream

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4.12 avg rating — 1,459 ratings — published 1982 — 12 editions
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Akira Club

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4.38 avg rating — 234 ratings — published 1995 — 6 editions
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Memories

4.01 avg rating — 188 ratings — published 1990 — 8 editions
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The Legend of Mother Sarah:...

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“Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter...No Women's Bathroom”
Katsuhiro Otomo, Akira, Vol. 1

“What a disgrace! They were afraid...ashamed...they chose to conceal it...they buried the roots of a Great Civilization...they lacked the courage to go further...and turned their backs on what science had to offer them...and tried to seal away forever the hole they had torn open with their own hands.”
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