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During a recent interview, Katsuhiro Ŏtomo said that he wished he had a time machine so that he could travel to different periods in history. With his new 12-minute, animated short Combustible, the widely revered director of films such as Akira (1988) and Steamboy (2004), allows his audience to travel [...]
Katsuhiro Otomo’s acclaimed animated short Combustible won Japan’s prestigious Media Arts Award on Thursday (Dec. 13). Set in mid-18th-century Edo (the old name for Tokyo), the short centers on a merchant’s daughter and her childhood friend, who are attracted to each other, but forced to stay apart by their families. [...]
Killer news for anime fans: Katsuhiro Otomo, the legendary director of Akira (for which he also wrote and illustrated the original manga), is set to make his first U.S. public appearance since 1990 at the Platform International Animation Festival, where he will be presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award on [...]
Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo will present parts of his new Short Peace anthology project at the upcoming Hiroshima Intl. Animation Festival. Produced by the animation team at Sunrise, the anthology features work by Redline’s Katsuhito Ishii, Freedom‘s Shuhei Morita and Super Robot Wars mechanical designer Hajime Katoki. Otomo, who is best known for [...]