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Ōtomo, Katsuhiro 1954-

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Akira by Katsuhiro Ōtomo( Visual )

142 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,309 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 boundaires of sanity by the power of Akira is forced to conjure up demons laying dormant within his subconscious
Steamboy by Katsuhiro Ōtomo( Visual )

53 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

42 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 858 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 )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 798 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 )

103 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 749 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( Visual )

38 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World War III breaks loose in 1988. In 2019, Tokyo is a megalopolis. Kaneda is the leader of a group of young robust delinquents who spends his nights tearing through the urban wastes and racing his motorbike against rival groups. One night while out riding with his gang, his friend Tetsuo suddenly encounters a strange boy. He is the product of human experimentation and is injured in an ensuing crash. Shortly therafter, a military squadron appears on the scene to take the boy and Tetsuo away to an army research facility. Determined to free Tetsuo, Kaneda sneaks into the facitily. However, a regimen of extreme experimental procedures has awakened a new power in his friend, and now he is consumed by madness
Akira by Katsuhiro Ōtomo( Book )

16 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 572 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
Akira by Katsuhiro Ōtomo( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 500 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 )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a devastated 21st-century Neo-Tokyo, the armed might of Earth is massed against the godlike powers of two psychic titans, the mute child Akira and the deranged youth Tetsuo. While Akira has unintentinally destroyed the city twice before, Tetsuo has ravaged the surface of the Moon for his sheer amusement, and his madness grows as his abilities expand. But he is gradually losing control of the limitless energies that rage within him, mutating Tetsuo into a horror beyond imagination, and as all forces converge for a final confrontation, the fate of the planet lies in the hands of mere mortals... and the mind of a child."--Publisher description
Memories by Katsuhiro Ōtomo( Visual )

25 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 323 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 )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 271 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 270 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 212 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
Domu : a child's dream by Katsuhiro Ōtomo( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 129 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
Rōjin Z by Hiroyuki Kitakubo( Visual )

31 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takazawa, an elderly invalid, is forced to take part in an experiment with a machine that is supposed to be a surrogate nurse, Haruko, his real-life nurse, rescues him from the Z-00l machine
Perfect blue by Satoshi Kon( Visual )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in Japanese and English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mima quits her career as a pop singer to try her hand as an actress on a detective/murder mystery television program. Then her life falls apart as reality and hallucinations merge into a terrifying netherworld where innocence is lost and dreams turn into nightmares. She discovers Internet sites describing every intimate detail of her life. Her associates are threatened and even killed by a mysterious stalker
Akira club : the memory of Akira lives on in our hearts! by Katsuhiro Ōtomo( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Akira began serialization in December of 1982 in Young Magazine, and the curtains finally closed when the sixth paperback collection was released in March 1993. This book chronicles that decade-plus of history in its entirety ..."
Mushi-shi : the movie by Katsuhiro Ōtomo( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in Japanese and English and held by 87 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
Steamboy by Chitaka Kato( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Katsuhiro Ootomo

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Katsuhiro, Ōtomo

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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

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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

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大友, 克洋

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