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Ōtomo, Katsuhiro 1954-

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Most widely held works by Katsuhiro Ōtomo
Akira by Katsuhiro Ōtomo( Visual )

88 editions published between 1987 and 2020 in 6 languages and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Childhood friends Tetsuo and Kaneda's motorcycle gang encounters a military operation to retrieve an escaped experimental subject. The military captures Tetsuo and conducts experiments on him that unleash his latent psychic ability, but when these new powers rage out of control, Tetsuo lashes out at the world that has oppressed him"--Container
Metropolis by Tarō Rin( Visual )

57 editions published between 2001 and 2019 in 7 languages and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thematically, this film is inspired by the legendary Osamu Tezuka's manga series Metropolis, which was in turn vaguely inspired by German director Fritz Lang's 1926 silent masterpiece of the same name. As a result, this Metropolis takes various elements of Lang's Metropolis and rearranges them in unexpected ways
Akira by Katsuhiro Ōtomo( Book )

17 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 846 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
Steamboy by Katsuhiro Ōtomo( Visual )

48 editions published between 2004 and 2019 in 8 languages and held by 792 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
Akira by Katsuhiro Ōtomo( Visual )

71 editions published between 1987 and 2020 in 9 languages and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Animated film set 30 years into the future. Japan has been reconstructed following a nuclear war and the new Tokyo is a vast metropolis plagued by social ills" -- Film Index International
Akira by Katsuhiro Ōtomo( Book )

108 editions published between 1984 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 758 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 )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 599 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 )

13 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Neo-Tokyo lies in ruin after an appearance 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 )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 550 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
Memories by Katsuhiro Ōtomo( Visual )

29 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 329 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( Visual )

66 editions published between 1989 and 2020 in 7 languages and held by 213 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
Akira by Katsuhiro Ōtomo( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 194 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
Steamboy = [Suchīmubōi] by Katsuhiro Ōtomo( Visual )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 110 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
Akira club : the memory of Akira lives on in our hearts! by Katsuhiro Ōtomo( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 104 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 ..."
Domu : a child's dream by Katsuhiro Ōtomo( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 104 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
Perfect blue by Satoshi Kon( Visual )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 97 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
Rōjin Z by Hiroyuki Kitakubo( Visual )

28 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 87 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 Katsuhiro Ōtomo( Visual )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in Japanese and English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Live-action period adventure film, based on a manga, set around the beginning of the 20th Century. Follows the adventures of Yoki, known as Ginko, who has been brought up by a mushishi, an expert in controlling the mushi, which are tiny bugs which move in and out of people's bodies. He too has become a mushishi and he travels around encountering others like himself and helping people. - Film Index International
 
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Kacuhiro Ótomo japonský mangaka, scenárista a režisér

Katsuhiro Ootomo

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Katsuhiro, Ōtomo

Katsuhiro Ōtomo 1954-....

Katsuhiro Otomo artista manga japonès, guionista i director de cinema

Katsuhiro Ōtomo Artista manga japonés, guionista y director de cine

Katsuhiro Otomo artista manga xaponés, guionista e director de cine

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-

Otomo, Kacuhiro, 1954-

ōtomo, Katsuhiro

Ōtomo, Katsuhiro 1954-

Otomo, Katuhiro

Κατσουχίρο Οτόμο Ιάπωνας καλλιτέχνης manga, σεναριογράφος και σκηνοθέτης

Отомо, Кацухиро

קאטרשירו אוטומו

كاتسوهيرو اوتومو

کاتسوهیرو اوتومو

대우극양 1954-

오토모 가쓰히로

오토모 가츠히로 1954-

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-

大友克洋 日本の漫画家

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