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Katsuhiro OTOMO

大友 克洋
Family name (in kanji): 大友
Given name (in kanji): 克洋
Date of birth: 1954-04-14
(2012) He was inducted into the Will Eisner Hall of Fame.
A fan of James Dean's Rebel Without a Cause and Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Akira Kurosawa
Disney's Nine Old Men
Jean Giraud
Makoto Kobayashi (Mechanical Designer)
Mitsuteru Yokoyama
Osamu Tezuka
Philippe de Broca
Shotaro Ishinomori
Tadanori Yokoo
Takashi Ishii
Takashi Watabe (Mechanical Designer)
William Friedkin
Yoshikazu Yasuhiko
Yoshitaro Isaka
Non-anime staff credits:
Story & Art for "The Third Mask" (Batman: Black & White #4, DC Comics, September 1996)
News: Show:
Film Festival Roundup (Jan 25, 2007)
Freedom Project Trailer (Aug 14, 2006)
Live-Action Mushishi (Oct 31, 2005)
Streaming Otomo (Apr 15, 2005)
Otaku Exhibit in NYC (Apr 5, 2005)
Steamboy Clips (Mar 16, 2005)
Steamboy US Premiere (Feb 2, 2005)
Wired on Anime (Aug 26, 2004)
New Dark Horse Manga (Jul 24, 2004)
Memories coming in March (Dec 17, 2003)
Steam Boy Details (May 5, 2003)
Toho 2003 Movie Lineup (Dec 27, 2002)
Plans for US Akira (Apr 12, 2002)
All About Japan Anime (Mar 14, 2002)
Coming ADV releases (Mar 6, 2002)
Metropolis PR (Dec 17, 2001)
Akira Pinball (Oct 27, 2001)
BAAF Update (Aug 21, 2001)
Viz Press Release (Aug 17, 2001)
Akira Press Release (May 15, 2001)
Dark Horse July Releases (Apr 10, 2001)
Metropolis Trailer online (Mar 27, 2001)
Anime at AFI FEST 2000 (Oct 2, 2000)
Metropolis Screenshots (Sep 28, 2000)
Other articles: Show:
Hey, Answerman! (May 29, 2009)
Hey, Answerman! (Feb 13, 2009)
Sound Decision - Take Two (Apr 13, 2004)
Shelf Life - Xs and Ys (Mar 25, 2003)
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Staff in:
Akira (manga) : Story & Art
Akira (movie) : Director, Script, Original Manga, Supervising Director, Blu-ray Package Illustration
Akira (TV) : Director, Original creator
Akira [anime comic] (ani manga) : Story
Cannon Fodder (movie) : Director, Script, Storyboard, Original creator, Original Character Design, Art
Combustible (movie) : Director, Screenplay
Crusher Joe: The Movie : Special Guest Designer (Arakune)
Domu (manga) : Story & Art
A Farewell to Weapons (movie) : Original creator
Freedom (OAV) : Storyboard, Character Design, Mecha design
Gundam: Mission to the Rise (special) : Director, Script, Storyboard, Mechanical design, Design
Harmagedon (movie) : Character Design, Key Animation
Hi no Yōjin (manga) : Story & Art
Hipira: The Little Vampire (manga) : Story
Hipira: The Little Vampire (TV) : Original creator (story)
Kanojo no Omoide... (manga) : Story & Art
Kibun wa mō Sensō (manga) : Art
(The) Legend of Mother Sarah (manga) : Story
Legend of the Millennium Dragon (movie) : Design (Orochi Concept Design)
Magnetic Rose (movie) : Original creator
Memories (movie) : Chief Director, Chief Production Supervisor, Planning
Metropolis (movie) : Screenplay
Mushishi (live-action movie) : Director
(The) Order to Stop Construction (movie) : Director, Screenplay, Character Design, Key Animation
Perfect Blue (movie) : Planning Assistant
Robot Carnival (OAV) : Director (OP, ED), Script (OP, ED), Storyboard (OP, ED)
Roujin Z (movie) : Script, Mechanical design, Key Animation
Sayonara Nippon (manga) : Story & Art
Short Peace (manga) : Story & Art
SOS! Tokyo Metro Explorers (manga) : Story & Art
SOS! Tokyo Metro Explorers: The Next (movie) : Original creator, Original Character Design
Space Dandy Season 2 (TV) : Guest Alien Design (dancingians; ep 9)
Spriggan (movie) : Chief Supervisor, Noah's Ark Design, Screen Story Structure
Steamboy (manga) : Story
Steamboy (movie) : Director, Script, Original creator
Stink Bomb (movie) : Script, Original creator
Sultan Bōeitai (manga) : Story
Yamanaka Sadao ni Sasageru Manga Eiga 'Nezumikozō Jirokichi' (movie) : Character Design
ZeD (manga) : Story
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