San Diego's Comic-Con Int'l to Host Akira's Katsuhiro Otomo
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Comic-Con International's official website revealed on Monday that manga creator and director Katsuhiro Otomo will attend the July 12-15 event in San Diego.
Otomo is best known for creating the stories of Akira, Steamboy, and Memories, and he directed or co-directed the anime for all of these. Otomo also directed the 2006 live-action film adaptation of Yuki Urushibara's Mushishi supernatural manga. Otomo also created the Hipira: The Little Vampire manga, which received a 12-episode television anime adaptation in 2009. Otomo has created the Domu, The Legend of Mother Sarah, Sayonara Nippon, and SOS! Tokyo Metro Explorers manga, among others, and has worked on the Freedom, Spriggan, and Metropolis anime.
Otomo published a new illustration book, titled Kaba 2.
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