●INTERVIEW● SUPREME X AKIRA



The fashion brand SUPREME and Katsuhiro Otomo will collaborate in this fall winter collection that features original drawings from the manga AKIRA. Supreme has interviewed Otomo and he has share some insights on the creation of AKIRA. The collection will drop online and at Supreme’s New York, Brooklyn, LA, London and Paris locations November 2, and will hit Japanese stores on November 4. The collection will include T-shirts, pull overs, pants, hats, diverse accesories and skate boards featuring Tetsuo, Kaneda and company.  Today also, AKIRA was released  in the US in a brand new 35th ANNIVERSARY BOX-SET in english language.


Otomo's comments on AKIRA

How I got to do AKIRA is a very long story. I told the publisher I was doing a science fiction story. The publisher opposed but eventually ran my sci-fi piece. It had a good response. When I did Fire Ball I was given 50 pages. 50 pages was far from enough... I wanted to tell that story right and that became AKIRA.

In the story Tetsuo takes drugs. He becomes so self-destructive that he loses himself. Young people go berserk on impulse and eventually destroy themselves. It's about motorcycle gangs, rock musicians and punk rockers. You know how they all die young. I wanted it to be about the marginal members of society. It's society's outsiders, those who don't belong, who are more intriguing to draw.

Like we did, young people today should find their own way. It's not for us to say. They wound't listed to us anyway. That's how it goes.

●BOOK● THE MACH55GO WORKS 55x20




This book collects the graphic design works of the long time Katsuhiro Otomo collaborator Toshiaki Uesugi (上杉季明) from MATCH55GO. For 20 years he has work in projects such as AKIRA DVD and blu-ray releases, STEAMBOY, MEMORIES, Mobile Suit Gundam, Space Dandy, Gurren Lagan and with artist such as Katsuhiro Otomo, Takkyu Ishino (石野卓球) and Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra ( 東京スカパラダイスオーケストラ) among others.

You can follow Toshiaki Uesugi in his instagram account @mach55go and check his works in the official site of MACH55GO!


BOOK DETAILS

Publisher: Pie International (パイインターナショナル)
Release date: 2017-X-11
Language: Japanese
Number of pages: 176
Size: 25.7cm x18.2cm
Retail price: ¥3,400+tax
ISBN-10: 4756249930
ISBN-13: 978-4756249937


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●TALK● THE MACH55GO WORKS 55x20



Photo via @amonnn777

Katsuhiro Otomo has given a talk with Toshiaki Uesugi (上杉季明), who has work with him as graphic designer for over two decades now. The talk took place in the exhibition THE MACH55GO WORKS 55x20 which collets the work of Toshiaki Uesugi over 20 years. The exhibition opened its doors on september 23rd in Gallery X BY PARCO in Shibuya and will be open until October 1st, 2017.

●LP● AKIRA SYMPHONIC SUITE



Milan Records has released today "AKIRA - Symphonic Suite", this version is is an analog record based on the master of the high resolution version "Symphonic Suite AKIRA 2016 Hyper High Resolution Edition" released in Japan in download only digital format in 2016. The soundtrack will be released as a double LP  in two different presentations, a  180 gram black vinyl and 150 gram transparent clear vinyl with red splatter. Both editions will include download cards for digital booklets that will feature  a commentary with the composer Shoji Yamashiro. Milan Records will also release a CD edition of the album as well as downloadable mp3 files.


TRACK LIST

Side A:
A1. Kaneda
A2. Battle Against Clown
A3. Tetsuo

Side B:
B1. Shohmyoh
B2. Dolls' Polyphony
B3. Exodus From the Underground Fortress

Side C:
C1. Winds Over Neo-Tokyo
C2. Illusion

Side D:
D1. Mutation
D2. Requiem



TRANSPARENT VINYL ALBUM DETAILS

Label: Milan Records
Release date: 2017-IX-29
Format: Vinyl | LP | stereo
Duration: 70 min 29s
Reatil price: £36.99 | €38
Catalogue number: MLN1-36845

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BLACK VINYL ALBUM DETAILS

Label: Milan Records
Release date: 2017-IX-29
Format: Vinyl | LP | stereo
Duration: 70 min 29s
Reatil price: £36.99 | €38
Catalogue number: MLN1-36804

AVAILABILITY
Amazon JP: http://amzn.to/2fGZJns
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2xPA81U
Amazon CA: http://amzn.to/2xQqz2Z
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2yhn9I3
Amazon DE: http://amzn.to/2fHSQ5h
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Amazon ES: http://amzn.to/2xJIVU9


●PORTFOLIO● 20 REPRINTS OF CLASSIC POSTERS



PIE International has published today a set of 20 Katsuhiro Otomo poster reprints. Eighteen of the 20 posters included in the folder will be reproduced in B3 (353 x 500 mm) size and the AKIRA 1 and ROCK MONSTER STRIKES BACK/EXTRA are B1 (707 x 1000 mm) size and folded. PIE will release next month an english version of the set with identical characteristics.

LIST OF POSTERS

・Video "AKIRA" INTERNATIONAL VERSION (国際映画祭参加版)
・CD "AKIRA" ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK (オリジナルサウンドトラック)
・Comic "AKIRA" vol. 1 reader present (1巻 読者プレゼント)
・Comic "AKIRA" vol. 4 reader present (4巻 読者プレゼント)
・Comic "AKIRA" vol. 5 reader present (5巻 読者プレゼント)
・Comic "AKIRA" アメリカEpic comics社
・Movie "MEMORIES"
・Movie "MEMORIES"
・Movie "STEAMBOY"
・DVD BOX "STEAMBOY"
・Movie "SHORT PEACE"
・Comic "Short Peace"
・LP DŌMU IMAGE ALBUM (童夢 イメージアルバム)
・Book "大友克洋第一畫集KABA"
・Book Buki YŌ SARABA (武器よさらば)
・Magazine "YOUNG Magazine No.5-6"付録
・Fire-ball
・Atré Kichiyoji (アトレ吉祥寺)
・Yokohama Paradise (与太浜パラダイス)
・Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra (東京スカパラダイスオーケストラ) ROCK MONSTER STRIKES BACK/EXTRA


EDITION DETAILS

Publisher: PIE international (パイインターナショナル)
Release date: 2017-IX-22
Language: Japanese
Number of pages: 20
Size: 51.5 x 36.4 x 1.6 cm
Retail price: ¥3,888
ISBN-10: 4756249760
ISBN-13: 978-4756249760

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ENGLISH EDITION

Publisher: PIE international (パイインターナショナル)
Release date: 2017-X-27
Language: English
Number of pages: 20
Size: 51.5 x 36.4 x 1.6 cm
Retail price: $49.95
ISBN-10: 4756249779
ISBN-13: 978-4756249777

●CD● AKIRA SYMPHONIC SUITE





Milan Records has released today a new version of "AKIRA - Symphonic Suite" based on the master of the high resolution version "Symphonic Suite AKIRA 2016 Hyper High Resolution Edition" released in Japan in download only digital format in 2016. Milan Records will also release a LP version of the album as well as downloadable mp3 files.



TRACKLIST

1. Kaneda (3:11)
2. Battle Against Crown (3:37)
3. Winds Over The Neo-Tokyo (2:48)
4. Tetsuo (10:18)
5. Dolls' Polyphony (2:55)
6. Shohmyoh (10:11)
7. Mutation (4:50)
8. Exodus From The Underground Fortress (3:19)
9. Illusion (13:57)
10. Requiem (14:27)


ALBUM DETAILS

Label: Milan Records
Release date: 2017-IX-15
Format: Audio CD
Duration: 70 min 29s
Reatil price: $11.99
Catalogue number: M2-36804
Barcode: 731383680427


AVAILABILITY

Amazon JP: http://amzn.to/2A2WnR8
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Amazon CA: http://amzn.to/2gT14V7
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2zmr1ba
Amazon DE: http://amzn.to/2A4aNAC
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●TALK● JIRO MATSUMOTO X KATSUHIRO OTOMO



Katsuhiro Otomo has been participating for the last week in various events in the TRIBUTE TO OTOMO EXHIBITION. Today a  talk show by Jiro Matsumoto (松本次郎) and Katsuhiro Otomo took place in Tower Records Shibuya Store 8F Exhibition Hall. 

●SIGNATURE● TRIBUTE TO OTOMO exhibition




Katsuhiro Otomo has been signing in the TRIBUTE TO OTOMO exhibition that is taking place until june 18th in the SpaceHACHIKAI on the eighth floor of the Tower Records Building in Tokyo. Here some of the signature illustrations he did for the attenders.

●TALK● KOSUKE KAWAMURA X KATSUHIRO OTOMO



To celebrate the TRIBUTE TO OTOMO EXHIBITION, a talk show by Kosuke Kawamura (河村康輔  and Katsuhiro Otomo took place in Tower Records Shibuya Store 8F Exhibition Hali. Kawamura has collaborated various times with Otomo in recent years the last ne in the Shibuya PARCO construction site wall.

via: http://towershibuya.jp/2017/06/03/99302 …

●TALK● KIM JUNG GI X KATSUHIRO OTOMO




To commemorate the TRIBUTE TO OTOMO EXHIBITION, today a talk show took place in Tower Records Shibuya Store 8F Exhibition Hall between  Korean illustrator Kim Jung Gi and Katsuhiro Otomo. Image via: @OtomoTribute