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Ōtomo, Katsuhiro 1954-

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Akira by Katsuhiro Ōtomo( Visual )

139 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A powerful psychic force known only as Akira resurfaces in Neo-Tokyo in the 21st century. Tetsuo, a young, inexperienced motorcycle biker driven beyond the boundaries of sanity by the power of Akira, is forced to conjure up demons lying dormant within his subconscious
Steamboy by Katsuhiro Ōtomo( Visual )

49 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 19th century England, young Ray Steam receives a Steam Ball, a mysterious, powerful device, from his inventor grandfather. Governments and businesses around the world covet Ray's Steam Ball, and he finds himself in a murderous conflict over its possession. He's also caught between his father who builds terrible weapons for an American arms merchant, and his grandfather, who believes science should improve people's lives
Metropolis by Tarō Rin( Visual )

37 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a futuristic city at the height of its civilisation. Tells the story of Tima, a beautiful and mysterious humanoid who does not realise that she is actually a highly advanced robot. It is Tima who must discover her true self and begin to bridge the gap between humans and humanoid, to save the entire city from the dark dictator Duke Red
Akira by Katsuhiro Ōtomo( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Welcome to Neo-Tokyo, built on the ashes of a Tokyo annihilated by a blast of unknown origin that triggered World War III. The lives of two streetwise teenage friends, Tetsuo and Kaneda, change forever when paranormal abilities begin to waken in Tetsuo, making him a target for a shadowy agency that will stop at nothing to prevent another catastrophe like the one that leveled Tokyo. At the core of the agency's motivation is a raw, all-consuming fear of an unthinkable, monstrous power known only as Akira. Katsuhiro Otomo's stunning science fiction masterpiece is considered by many to be the finest work of graphic fiction ever produced, and Otomo's brilliant animated film version is regarded worldwide as a classic
Akira by Katsuhiro Ōtomo( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 21st century, the once-glittering Neo-Tokyo lies in ruins, leveled in minutes by the infinite power of the child psychic giant, Akira. Now a wasteland of rubble and anarchy, the Great Tokyo Empire rises, a ragtag group of zealots and crazies who worship and fear Akira and his mad prime minister, Tetsuo, an angry teen with immense powers of his own -- and equally immense twisted ambitions. The planet at large is not taking the threat lying down, however, and the might of the world is ready to take on the Empire, but will technology's most advanced weaponry be enough to destroy Akira -- and is Tetsuo an ever greater threat? The fifth chapter in a sweeping epic of over 2000 pages, Akira vol. 5 is the penultimate act of a mind-blowing graphic-novel masterpiece of awe-inspiring imagination and gut-wrenching power, and the inspiration for the classic Akira animated film
Akira by Katsuhiro Ōtomo( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tetsuo, an unstable youth with immense paranormal abilities of his own, has done the unthinkable: he has released Akira and set into motion a chain of events that could once again destroy the city and drag the world to the brink of Armageddon. Resistance agents and an armanda of government forces race against the clock to find the child with godlike powers before his unstoppable destructive abilities are unleashed!"--Page 4 of cover
Akira by Katsuhiro Ōtomo( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tetsuo, whose psychic abilities are rapidly growing, becomes obsessed with confronting Akira face-to-face, but those who want the sleeping giant to stay dormant, including Tetsuo's former friend Kaneda, will stop at nothing to destroy Tetsuo before he can release Akira
Memories by Katsuhiro Ōtomo( Visual )

24 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three Animé stories each with its own distinct style
Akira by Katsuhiro Ōtomo( Book )

in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book 1: Tetsuo and Kaneda, teenage friends in Neo-Tokyo following World War III, see their relationship change when Tetsuo begins developing paranormal abilities, making him the target of a shadowy agency motivated by fear of an unthinkable power known as Akira
Akira by Katsuhiro Ōtomo( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 21st century, the glittering Neo-Tokyo has risen from the rubble of a city destroyed by an apocalyptic telekinetic blast from a young boy called Akira--a subject of a covert government experiment gone wrong. Imprisoned for three decades in frozen stasis, Akira sleeps, but his awakening is a terrifying inevitability. Surrounded by those who want to use him, those who want to destroy him and those who want only to protect him, Akira is the nexus of a struggle that could spell mankind's destruction ... or its salvation. One of the true international classics of graphic fiction--and the inspiration for the classic Akira animated film soon to be re-released in America--and unavailable in an English-language edition for nearly a decade, Akira has once again taken America by storm. Katsuhiro Otomo is acclaimed worldwide as a master storyteller, and Akira is a timeless, sweeping work of unforgettable beauty, horror, and imagination. Set off by the bullet of a would-be assassin, Neo-Tokyo has been leveled by Akira's godlike psychic fury. Now cut off from the rest of world, the Great Tokyo Empire rises, with Akira its king, Tetsuo its mad prime minister, and a growing army of fanatic acolytes. Forces on the outside still search for a way to stop Akira, and the answer may lie in the hands of the mysterious Lady Miyako, a powerful member of Akira's psychic brotherhood. But the solution to harnessing Akira may ultimately be more dangerous than Akira himself!
Akira by Katsuhiro Ōtomo( Book )

45 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Neo-Tokyo, built on the former site of Tokyo after World War III, two teenagers are targeted by agencies after they develop paranormal abilities
Akira by Katsuhiro Ōtomo( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Tetsuo begins losing control of his abilities, the military's forces converge on Neo-Tokyo for the final confrontation
Akira by Katsuhiro Ōtomo( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Akira and his mad prime minister ruling the Great Tokyo Empire, the world at largeis gathering its military strength to take on the Empire
Akira by Katsuhiro Ōtomo( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Neo-Tokyo lies in ruin after an assasination attempt invokes the fury of Akira, the Great Tokyo Empire rises with Akira its king, Tetsuo its mad prime minister, and a growing number of acolytes ready to go to any length to please the new leaders
Akira by Katsuhiro Ōtomo( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite being stuck in a frozen status, Akira still poses a threat to Neo-Tokyo and Tetsuo might be the city's only hope if it is ever released, but Tetsuo and his powers have become unstable and a group gathers to stop him from doing the unthinkable
Domu : a child's dream by Katsuhiro Ōtomo( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A twisted old man, gifted with extrasensory powers, silently holds sway over an entire block of apartments. The occupants are puppets for him to control. Life is his to give ... and to take. But suddenly there is a new voice in his head, and before he knows it, a young girl with her own battery of psychic abilities has arrived to challenge him! Soon, the sprawling complex becomes a battleground between two minds possessing incredible, unimaginable power. Winner of Japan's 1983 Science Fiction Grand Prix award, the first graphic novel ever awarded such an honor
Akira by Katsuhiro Ōtomo( Visual )

31 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clandestine army activities threaten the war-torn city of Neo-Tokyo when a mysterious being with powerful psychic abilities escapes his prison and inadvertently draws a violent motorcycle gang into a heinous web of experimentation. As a result, a biker with a twisted mind embarks on a path of war, seeking revenge against a society that once called him weak
Perfect blue by Satoshi Kon( Visual )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in Japanese and English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pop-idol Mimarin Kirigoe quits her struggling girl-group CHAM to pursue a career as an actress, despite the protestations of her agents and numerous fans. Her initial resolve is tested when she receives a fax labeling her a "traitor", but she stubbornly presses on, landing a small role in the sexy television murder mystery, Double Bind. When one of her agents is injured by a letter-bomb meant for her, and the website called "Mima's Room" starts publishing intrusively intimate details about her daily existence, Mima finds herself caught in a downward spiral of paranoid delusion and regret, struggling to separate fantasy from reality, past from present. As her world fragments into a hallucinatory nightmare, Mima must battle her own inner demons, and protect herself from an obsessed stalker, who is violently murdering her associates
Rōjin Z by Hiroyuki Kitakubo( Visual )

29 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het probleem van de bejaardenzorg wordt opgelost door de introductie van Z-001, een robotachtig verzorgingssysteem
Mushi-shi : the movie by Otomo : 1954 Katsuhiro( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in Japanese and English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japan, turn-of-the-century. Ginko is afflicted with the gift of seeing strange natural spirits called Mushi. He travels the countryside ridding people of these ancient, troublesome forces. He is haunted by the childhood events that turned him into a Mushi-Shi, or Mushi Master, and struggles with the realization that the very same Mushi that changed him could now be controlling an old mentor and wrecking havoc on the natural world
 
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Katsuhiro Ootomo

Katsuhiro Ootomo 1954-....

Katsuhiro, Ōtomo

Katsuhiro Ōtomo 1954-....

Katsuhiro Otomo Japanese manga artist, screenwriter and film director

Katsuhiro Otomo japanischer Manga-Zeichner, Drehbuchautor und Regisseur

Katsuhiro Otomo Japans filmregisseur

Katsuhiro Ōtomo regista e fumettista giapponese

Ootomo Katshuhiro

Ootomo Katshuhiro 1954-....

Ootomo, Katsuhiro

Ootomo, Katsuhiro 1954-

Ōtomo, Katsuhiro

Ōtomo, Katsuhiro 1954-

Otomo, Katuhiro

Отомо, Кацухиро

کاتسوهیرو اوتومو

대우극양 1954-

오토모 가쓰히로

オオトモ, カツヒロ

オオトモ, カツヒロ 1954-

大友, 克洋

大友 克洋 1954-....

大友克洋

大友克洋 1954-

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