Katsuhiro Otomo Works on 'New Movie Project'
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
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A poster outside the Los Angeles Convention Center hosting Anime Expo revealed on Wednesday that Katsuhiro Otomo is working on a new movie project. Anime Expo lists that at a "Legend, Katsuhiro Otomo New Projects Announcement" panel on Thursday at 5:00 p.m. PDT, Otomo will announce a new project.
Otomo is himself attending the event.
Otomo began his career as a manga creator on such works as Domu, Kibun wa mō Sensō, and his most famous title internationally, Akira. He then branched into animation by directing part of the Robot Carnival omnibus and a feature film adaptation of his own Akira story. He directed other anime projects such as the Memories omnibus, the Gundam: Mission to the Rise event short, and the Steamboy feature. He also collaborated on Harmagedon, Roujin Z, Spriggan, Metropolis, Freedom Project and Hipira: The Little Vampire.
This year's Anime Expo will take place from July 4 to 7 at the Los Angeles Convention Center and the surrounding area.
Source: Anime Expo