people: Katsuhiro Otomo

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2017


Katushiro Ōtomo Won't Look Back, Can't Look Back
The creator of 'AKIRA' is more interested in other things now. Good for him -- and most any creator ought to know what that feels like from the inside
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'Osamu Tezuka's Metropolis': Little Robot In The Big City
In the hands of 'Akira' creator Katsuhiro Ōtomo and 'Dagger of Kamui' director Rintaro, Osamu Tezuka's early manga became a wide-gauge spectacle that retained its childlike innocence and soul
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2016


Anime Roundup: July 29, 2016
Massive reissues of 'Ghost in the Shell' and 'AKIRA' manga for 2017, 'Bleach' finally set to conclude; 'Macross' shows up on Amazon Prime.
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Let's Animate This (Again): 'AKIRA'
A new animated version of 'AKIRA', one that treats the entirety of the original story, would be far more welcome than a misconceived live-action version -- and wouldn't ding the reputation of the original movie, either
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2015


'Robot Carnival': Machines Of Loving Grace
Back in print at last, this anthology of robot-themed shorts is a delight, and also serves as a time capsule of anime's state of the art in the mid-'80s
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How Gary Whitta's Live-Action 'AKIRA' Screenplay Got It All Wrong
An interview with the screenwriter for the Western remake of 'AKIRA' only underscores all the more why such a project makes no sense
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2014


Katsuhiro Otomo's 'Freedom': The Boys Who Fell To Earth
In the wake of 'Short Peace' and with 'Interstellar' in the offing, Katsuhiro Otomo's reach-for-the-stars project uses the graphics of the former to deliver the message of the latter
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'Short Peace': Genius In Miniature
Katsuhiro Otomo's involvement in this dazzling short-film anthology is reason enough to seek it out, but there's plenty more on top of that
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On Older Anime Characters: A Touch Of Gray Would Suit Us Anyway
When will we see older characters in anime as things other than supporting cast members, comic relief, or objects of repugnance?
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2013


'AKIRA' At 25
How the anime that created an English-speaking audience for anime still divides those very same audiences decades later
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