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Katsuhiro Ôtomo

Writer | Director | Animation Department

Katsuhiro Ôtomo is a Japanese manga artist, screenwriter and film director. He is best known as the creator of the manga Akira and its animated film adaptation.

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Apr 14, 1954 (age 65)
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Projects in Development (1 title) Budget Status
Akira
Executive Producer (as Katsuhiro Ohtomo), Producer, Writer (manga by) (as Katsuhiro Ohtomo) Executive Producer (as Katsuhiro Ohtomo), Producer, Writer (manga by) (as Katsuhiro Ohtomo)   See fewer
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Films in Production (1 title) Budget Status
Bird of Steel!
Special Thanks (as Katsuhiro Ohtomo) Special Thanks (as Katsuhiro Ohtomo)   See fewer
$150K
Filming
Past Television (4 titles) Episodes
Ah! My Goddess: Bad Goddess The Anime Video Comic (2017)
(TV Series) - Special Thanks (to the creator of Akira) (1 episode, 2017) Special Thanks (to the creator of Akira) (1 episode, 2017)   See fewer
Oh Brother (Oct 25, 2017) Season 2, Episode 16 - Special Thanks (to the creator of Akira) Special Thanks (to the creator of Akira)   See fewer
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Freedom (2006– )
(TV Mini-series) - Character Designer, Mecha Designer Character Designer, Mecha Designer   See fewer
Jojo no kimyô na bôken (1994)
(TV Mini-series) - Director (3 episodes, 1994) Director (3 episodes, 1994)   See fewer
Dio's World: Farewell, My Friends (1994) Season 1, Episode 6 - Director Director   See fewer
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You (1982–1987)
(TV Series) - Illustration Illustration   See fewer
Self (6 titles)
The South Bank Show (2006)
(TV Series) - Himself (1 episode, 2006) Himself (1 episode, 2006)   See fewer
Manga Mania (Feb 19, 2006) Season 29, Episode 14 - Himself (as Katsuhiro Ohtomo) Himself (as Katsuhiro Ohtomo)   See fewer
Animax Special: The Making of 'Metropolis' (2002)
(Video) - Himself (as Katsuhiro Ohtomo) Himself (as Katsuhiro Ohtomo)   See fewer
Masters of Fantasy (1998)
(TV Series) - Himself - Director: Akira (1 episode, 1998) Himself - Director: Akira (1 episode, 1998)   See fewer
The Anime Filmmakers (Sep 12, 1998) Season 5, Episode 5 - Himself - Director: Akira (as Katsuhiro Otomo) Himself - Director: Akira (as Katsuhiro Otomo)   See fewer
Manga! (1994)
(TV Movie) - Himself (as Katsuhiro Ohtomo) Himself (as Katsuhiro Ohtomo)   See fewer
Akira: Katsuhiro Otomo Interview (1988)
(Video) - Himself Himself   See fewer
Akira: Production Report (1988)
(Video) - Himself Himself   See fewer
Archive Footage (1 title)
Welcome to the Basement (2014)
(TV Series) - Himself (1 episode, 2014) Himself (1 episode, 2014)   See fewer
A Trip to the Moon/Charlie Chaplin (Dec 26, 2014) Himself (archive footage) Himself (archive footage)   See fewer
Other (3 titles)
Akira Psycho Ball (2002)
(Video Game) - Writer (manga) (as Katsuhiro Ohtomo) Writer (manga) (as Katsuhiro Ohtomo)   See fewer
Akira (1988)
(Video Game) - Writer (manga) Writer (manga)   See fewer
Bega's Battle (1983)
(Video Game) - Writer (character design) (as Katsuhiro Ohtomo) Writer (character design) (as Katsuhiro Ohtomo)   See fewer
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