Katsuhiro Otomo’s unfinished work FIREBALL. Otomo was really pushing himself with reflective surfaces around this period in his. To say Katsuhiro Otomo was a game changer, is an understatement. the young mangaka began work on his first serialized manga, Fireball. A genre of science fiction and a lawless subculture in an oppressive society dominated by computer technology and big corporations.

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He is best known as the creator of the manga Akira and its animated film adaptation. While he was in high school he was fascinated with movies, often taking a three-hour train ride during school holidays just to see them.

In he graduated high school and left Miyagi, heading to Tokyo with the hopes of becoming a manga artist.

Inafter writing multiple short-stories for the magazine Action, Otomo created his first science-fiction work, titled Fireball. InOtomo made his anime debut, working as character designer for the animated film Harmagedon.


The next year, Otomo began work on a fiteball which would become his most acclaimed and famous work: It took eight years to complete and would eventually culminate in pages of artwork. InOtomo continued working in anime, directing an animated work for the first time: He followed this up with two segments in another anthology, Robot Carnival.

While the serialization of Akira was taking place, Otomo decided to animate it into a feature film, although the comic was yet to be finished. Inptomo animated film Akira was released. InOtomo did a brief interview with MTV for a general segment on the Japanese manga scene at the time.

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Otomo has recently worked extensively with noted studio Sunrise. The Next, released in Reports have suggested that Fureball will be the executive producer of the live action adaptation of his manga series Akira.

It will be his first long-form work since Akira. InOtomo released his newest film in over 9 years since Steamboy, called Short Peace, an anthology consisting on 4 shorts: His own oyomo based on one of his stories called Combustible, a tragic love story set in ootomo Edo period, Tsukumo, directed by Shuhei Morita in which everyday tools metamorphose into supernatural things, Gambo, directed by Hiroaki Ando, which features a battle between an oni goblin and a polar bear, and Buki yo Saraba directed by Hajime Katoki, depicting a battle in a ruined Tokyo.


Tsukumo, under the title Possessions, would become nominated for the Best Animated Short at the 86th Academy Awards.

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