●BOOK ● AKIRA ART OF WALL




Parco has published a box set to conmmemorate the AKIRA ART OF WALL exhibition by Kosuke Kawamura and Katsuhiro Otomo. The box set collects the entirety of the collage that was installed on the temporary fence wall during the rebuilding of Shibuya PARCO. The large panorama of 22.7 meters in length is includes in three foldout books.

The fourth volume contains photographs by Daisuke Takamura,  who documented this project that took place from May 2017 to August 2019. It also includes interviews and dialogues between Katsuhiro Otomo and Kosuke Kawamura who have also designed the box set.

Official webiste

BOX SET SPECIFICATIONS

●Special silver box (303x177x52mm)
●4 book set (3 foldout books + 1 document book)
-Book 1 (296x173x13 mm) Art length 8.94 meters (front and back)
-Book 2 (296x173x11.5 mm) Art length 6.88 meters (front and back)
-Book 3(296x173x11.5 mm) Art length 6.88 meters (front and back)
-Document book (296x173x12.5 mm)
●Appendix: A2 size poster


BOX SET DETAILS

Publisher: Parco (パルコ)
Release date: 2019-XII-20
Language: Japanese & English
Number of pages: -
Size: 303x177x52 mm
Retail price: ¥10,000 + TAX
ISBN-10: 486506320X
ISBN-13: 978-4865063202

AVAILABILITY

Amazon JP: https://amzn.to/35H2Vnl
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●EXHIBITION● AKIRA ART OF WALL




Today opened to the public the SHIBUYA PARCO exhibition that will take place from November 22 to December 16 at Shibuya’s PARCO MUSEUM TOKYO and from November 22 to December 8 at GALLERY X, showcasing the collages created by Kosuke Kawamura (河村康輔) using the images from Katsuhiro Otomo's manga AKIRA. This collages originally covered the 63 meters of the construction site where Shibuya PARCO was being rebuild from May 2017 to August 2019.

EXHIBITION PERIOD

2019/11/22 (Friday) ~ 12/16 (Monday)

PARCO MUSEUM TOKYO (Shibuya PARCO 4F)
November 22, 2019 (Friday)-December 16 (Monday) 10: 00-21: 00

GALLERY X (Shibuya PARCO B1F) 2019/11/22 (Friday)-12/8 (Sunday) 11: 00-21: 00

* Both venues will close at 18:00 on the last day
* Admission to PARCO MUSEUM TOKYO is 30 minutes before closing each day
* Admission fee 1,000 yen
* 800 yen for high school students and under, free for preschoolers
* Advance tickets sold at Eplus


To celebrate the event a great variety of products have been released. Here a list:

COMMEMORATIVE PRODUCTS



●T-SHIRTS | SIZE: S ~ XL | ¥ 4,000
●LONG T-SHIRTS | SIZE S ~ XL | ¥6,500
●HOODIE | SIZE M ~ XL | ¥8,500



●iPhone COVER ¥ 3,500 (SIZE: iPhone X / XS compatible)
●STICKER SET ¥ 1,200 (A4 size, 3 sheets set)
●POSTER ¥ 1,000 (SIZE: A2)




●AKIRA ART OF WALL SPECIAL BOOK ¥ 10,000


 COLLABORATION: AKIRA ART OF WALL × nana-nana




●AKIRA PVC A5 | ¥9,500
●AKIRA PVC A4 | ¥10,500 
●AKIRA OPAQUE A5| ¥11,500
●AKIRA OPAQUE A4 | ¥12,500
●AKIRA iPhone CASE | ¥7,500


 COLLABORATION: AKIRA ART OF WALL × READYMADE



●AKIRA × READYMADE 3 PACK T | ¥ 40,000



 COLLABORATION: AKIRA ART OF WALL × NEXUSVII


●PERSONAL EFFECTS BAG | ¥6,800 
●CONVENI BAG | ¥4,800 
●G-9 "AKIRA"MOD | ¥75,000 
●MA-1 SPECIAL"AKIRA" MOD | ¥128,000 

 COLLABORATION: AKIRA ART OF WALL × KITAN CLUB


●AKIRA ART OF WALL MINIATURE FIGURE | ¥ 500 (Capsule toy | 10 types)


 COLLABORATION: AKIRA ART OF WALL × FINAL REPORT


●T-SHIRT | SIZE: M ~ XL | ¥ 5,500

●ANNOUNCEMENT● AKIRA ART OF WALL




To celebrate the end of the construction of SHIBUYA PARCO shopping mall, an exhibition will take place  from November 22 to December 16 at Shibuya’s PARCO MUSEUM TOKYO and from November 22 to December 8 at GALLERY X, showcasing the collages created by Kosuke Kawamura (河村康輔) using the images from Katsuhiro Otomo's manga AKIRA which covered 63 meters of the construction site wall for the last two years. A great variety of merchandise will be released to commemorate the exhibition, from t-shirts and hoodies to posters and phone cases. A special book will be published too.


EVENT PERIOD

2019/11/22 (Friday) ~ 12/16 (Monday)

PARCO MUSEUM TOKYO (Shibuya PARCO 4F)
November 22, 2019 (Friday)-December 16 (Monday) 10: 00-21: 00

GALLERY X (Shibuya PARCO B1F) 2019/11/22 (Friday)-12/8 (Sunday) 11: 00-21: 00

* Both venues will close at 18:00 on the last day
* Admission to PARCO MUSEUM TOKYO is 30 minutes before closing each day
* Admission fee 1,000 yen
* 800 yen for high school students and under, free for preschoolers
* Advance tickets sold at Eplus

●EVENT● ANIME EXPO 2019 PANEL


Photo by Jun Hiraoka

Today, from 5:00 6:00 pm Pacific time in Anime Expo 2019 that is taking place in Los Angeles Convention Center from July 4 to 7,  Katsuhiro Otomo has joined SUNRISE's produced Yasumasa Tsuchiya (土屋 康昌) and president and CEO Makoto Asanuma (浅沼 誠) together with KODANSHA's Editorial Director, Fourth Division and Deputy Executive Director, Rights/Media Business Division Shohei Yoshida (吉田 昌平) and SHOCHIKU's Producer Motoki Mukaichi (向井地 基起) to present his latest projects:

●ANNOUNCEMENT● AKIRA new anime project started!




Katsuhiro Otomo has announced in Anime Expo 2019 a new AKIRA anime project that is not going to be a Hollywood live-action movie and will deepen on the content from the six volume manga of AKIRA he created from 1982 to 1990.

●ANNOUNCEMENT● AKIRA 4K remaster



On Spring 2020, Katsuhiro Otomo's, 1988 released animation film AKIRA will be released on 4K Blu-ray with a new 4K scan, 4K remaster and HDR image. The soundtrack will feature a remastered 192 KHz sound supervised by the musical director Shoji Yamashiro.

All the specifications of the two disc set (4K ULTRA HD Blu-ray & Blu-ray) that will be released on March 24, 2020 on Japan with the catalog number BCQA-0009 and a retail price of ¥9,800 are available on the newly launched official sites:

●ANNOUNCEMENT● THE COMPLETE WORKS PROJECT



Katsuhiro Otomo and Kodansha have announced the publication of Katsuhiro Otomo's complete works, back from 1971 to this day and the future. A trailer was presented with this captions:

Manga, Illustration, animation, videos and collaborations...
Works getting created in the future.
Katsuhiro Otomo, known for his works that often straddle genres,
launches a completely new project.
The creator himself edits his own works.

Official Press Release

Kodansha will publish the collection OTOMO: THE COMPLETE WORKS. Katsuhiro Otomo will personally edit and organize the retrospective with the goal of publishing a fresh collection of work through which fans can trace the trajectory of his ideas and creations as far back as the birth of his creative career. It will include every one of his works and statements in chronological order since his debut as a manga artist in 1971. The publication will go beyond a simple "complete collection," and can be regarded as "everything Otomo." Since one of its objectives is to inspire ALL creators and readers of the younger generation, the collection will be published not only in Japan but across the globe. More detailed contents and the release schedule are soon to be announced.

●ANNOUNCEMENT● ORBITAL ERA




Katsuhiro Otomo has announced in Anime Expo 2019 a new animation film in which he is working on titled ORBITAL ERA. He has presented a trailer and some character and world designs. Otomo has worked in multiple animation projects during his prolonged career but this will be his third long feature animation film after AKIRA and STEAMBOY. Otomo published a one-shot four page manga titled Orbital Era back in 2001.

Official websites:
http://orbital-era.com
https://twitter.com/orbitalera
Official Press Release

''ORBITAL ERA'' will be his 3rd animated feature film after "AKIRA" (1988) and "STEAMBOY"(2004 ). Otomo himself will write the original concept and screenplay, as well as design and direct the film. The plot takes place in the near-future on a space colony under construction. It is an action-adventure story following the lives of some young boys surviving in this peculiar environment and society as they are tossed around by fate. "The reality found in mankind's future" will be depicted through their perspective. The first key-visual, which Otomo created especially for this announcement, is already inciting excitement not only amongst his devotees but anime fans all over the world.

Katsuhiro Otomo's comment

I’m very happy I can bring to you a new animated feature film. This movie is what I would like to present to the today’s world. We’re still in the middle of production, but I would like to create a film that will be enjoyed by a wide range of people. Please look forward to it.

●EVENT● ANIME EXPO 2019




Katsuhiro Otomo will present a new movie project in which he has embarked in Los Angeles Anime Expo, a anime and manga event that takes off today with a pre-show in Los Angeles Convention Center. Anime Expo 2019 will take place from July 4 to 7 and Katsuhiro Otomo will attend as a guest of honor. He will participate on a panel on July 4th from 5 to 6 pm where he will announce his latest movie project. Get more information here.

Follow Anime Expo on: instagram | facebook | twitter

●ILLUSTRATION● GENKAN SHOKUDO



Katsuhiro Otomo has created an illustration poster for a crowd funding campaign by GENKAN SHOKUDO (玄関食堂), a small cafeteria in Kichijoji where he resides ran by Hazuki Sino.

The poster that shows the main entrance door of the cafeteria will be limited to 200 pieces and printed in A3 Giclee high-grade paper with delicate texture. It will be available for contributions starting at ¥12,000 and will include a set of two new sauces.

※ Paper: German etching (310 g/m²)
※ Size: A3 (297 × 420 mm)
※ The poster will be delivered in a poster cylinder
※ The poster will be numbered by pencil by the Studio. Number can not be chosen
※ It will be delivered on September 2019

Link to the campaign: https://camp-fire.jp/projects/120917/backers/new?id=234407

Genkan Shokudo & Hazuki Sino: WebTwitter | Instagram

●SIGNATURE● SYD MEAD EXHIBITION


Katsuhiro Otomo attended the SYD MEAD EXHIBITION (シド・ミード展) PROGRESSIONS TYO 2019, shown from April 27 to June 2, 2019 at the 3331 Arts Chiyoda, where he made a drawing in the visitors wall.

●COMMENT● SYD MEAD EXHIBITION



Katsuhiro Otomo's comment on the SYD MEAD EXHIBITION (シド・ミード展)  PROGRESSIONS TYO 2019, that is taking place at the the 3331 Arts Chiyoda until June 2, 2019. The exhibition is a retrospective on the artworks of futurist designer Syd Mead, who worked on films such as Blade Runner and Tron which had a great influence on Otomo.

●ILLUSTRATION● MANGA ACTION (漫画アクション) No.9 5/7



Katsuhiro Otomo has illustrated the cover of Manga Action (漫画アクション) magazine No.9 - 5/7 coinciding with the  publication of his 17 page-long manga: KIBUN WA MŌ SENSŌ 3 DATTA KAMO SHIRENAI (気分はもう戦争 3 だったかも知れない), a sequel to KIBUN WA MŌ SENSŌ  (気分はもう戦争) written by Yahagi Toshihiko (矢作俊彦) and illustrated by Otomo himself. This issue includes an extra-large poster and a postcard attached as an appendix featuring this same illustration. The original manga was collected as a book titled KIBUN WA MŌ SENSŌ (気分はもう戦争) (1982 edition | 2000 edition) after being serialized in Weekly Manga Action 38 years ago, between the years 1980 and 1981, in 16 chapters. Manga Action is the magazine in which Otomo debuted back in 1973 and where the majority of his short stories were published during the seventies and early eighties.


MAGAZINE DETAILS

Publisher: Futabasha (双葉社)
Release date: 2019-IV-16
Language: Japanese
Number of pages: 450
Size:  25 x 17.2 x 2.8 cm
Retail price: 450¥

AVAILABILITY

Amazon JP: https://amzn.to/2PsaEz7


●MANGA● KIBUN WA MŌ SENSŌ 3 DATTA KAMO SHIRENAI (気分はもう戦争 3 だったかも知れない)



KIBUN WA MŌ SENSŌ 3 DATTA KAMO SHIRENAI 
(気分はもう戦争 3 だったかも知れない)

Manga Action (週刊漫画アクション)
2019-IV-16 | 17 pages | B&W

Written by Yahagi Toshihiko (矢作俊彦)
Illustrated by Katsuhiro Otomo (大友克洋)

Magazine cover illustration by Katsuhiro Otomo (read more)

MAGAZINE AVAILABILITY:
Amazon JP: https://amzn.to/2PsaEz7


OTOMO'S NOTE

I started to draw on the 50th anniversary* of Manga Action but it took me so much time to use the pen. *2 years ago

●CD● DŌMU Soundtrack (童夢 サウンドトラック)




Released originaly as an LP by King Records in June 1984. The original soundtrack of Dōmu (童夢)  a manga written by Katsuhiro Otomo in 1980, has been re-released 35 years later in CD format.  The CD maintains the same design characteristics as the LP but in a smaller size. The release features the same cover illustration by Otomo and includes a talk between composer Kazuhiko Izu (伊豆一彦 ) and Otomo. Disc Union stores have even created a special red obi that mimics the one that the LP included back in the day.

CD DETAILS

DŌMU Limited Edition, Original Recording, Soundtrack
(童夢 限定版, オリジナルレコーディング, サウンドトラック)

Label: FUJI
Release date: 2019-IV-10
Duration: 42 min
Retail price: ¥2,800+TAX
Catalogue number: FJ153
JAN:4988044045309
AVAILABILITY

Amazon JP: https://amzn.to/310MIYF
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2Id5ljL
Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2HPQRHF
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2ENJ3nL
Amazon DE: https://amzn.to/2WotMEU
Amazon FR: https://amzn.to/2W7Yn4p
Amazon IT: https://amzn.to/2JUhYDl
Amazon ES:

TRACK LIST

01. Act1 Scene7
02. Act2 Scene26
03. Act3 Scene8
04. Act4 Scene14
05. Act5 Scene10
06. Act6 Scene24
07. Act7 Scene23
08. Act8 Scene11
09. Act9 Scene27

●MAGAZINE● MANGA ACTION: KIBUN WA MŌ SENSŌ 3 digest


Manga Action (漫画アクション) magazine No.8 has published a digest of KIBUN WA MŌ SENSŌ (気分はもう戦争) the manga serialized 38 years ago, written by Yahagi Toshihiko (矢作俊彦) and illustrated by Katsuhiro Otomo (大友克洋) to prepare readers for the next issue No.9 in which the sequel of this story will be published. This next issue will include a postcard and an extra-large poster attached as an appendix.


MANGA ACTION (漫画アクション) No.8 2019年4/16号

MAGAZINE DETAILS
Publisher: Futabasha (双葉社)
Release date: 2019-IV-2
Language: Japanese
Number of pages:
Size: 25.4 x 17.6 x 2 cm
Retail price: ¥ 430


AVAILABILITY
Amazon JP: https://amzn.to/2Uslbio


●TRAILER● KIBUN WA MŌ SENSŌ 3 Promo




Futabasha has released a trailer to promote the new sequel to KIBUN WA MŌ SENSŌ (気分はもう戦争), the manga written by Yahagi Toshihiko (矢作俊彦) and illustrated by Katsuhiro Otomo (大友克洋) serialized 38 years ago. This new episode titled KIBUN WA MŌ SENSŌ 3 DATTA KAMO SHIRENAI (気分はもう戦争 3 だったかも知れない) will be published in Manga Action (漫画アクション) magazine No.9 on April 16th. The magazine will include as a bonus a postcard and an oversize poster.

Official site of Manga Action magazine: http://webaction.jp/action/

Video Production: Synchrotron Studio, Ltd. (合同会社 シンクロトロン・スタジオ


●MAGAZINE● MANGA ACTION: KIBUN WA MŌ SENSŌ announcement


Manga Action (漫画アクション) magazine has an announced in it's issue No.7 that Yahagi Toshihiko (矢作俊彦) and Katsuhiro Otomo (大友克洋) will collaborate once again in the sequel to KIBUN WA MŌ SENSŌ (気分はもう戦争)


MANGA ACTION (漫画アクション) No.7 2019年4/2号

MAGAZINE DETAILS
Publisher: Futabasha (双葉社)
Release date: 2019-III-19
Language: Japanese
Number of pages:
Size: 25.2 x 17.4 x 2 cm
Retail price: ¥ 430

AVAILABILITY
Amazon JP: https://amzn.to/2TQrtUG

●FRENCH BOOK● ROCKYRAMA hors-série AKIRA



This month's ROCKYRAMA french film centric publication is focused in its entirety in Katsuhiro Otomo's AKIRA both the manga and the animation movie. This book plunges into the heart of the Akira machine that revolutionized animation and fascinated the world. The book was first available in kiosks on January 29th and then distributed to libraries on February 6th.

MAGAZINE DETAILS

Publisher: Ynnis Edition
Release date: 2019-I-29
Language: French
Number of pages:
Size: 19,2 x 1,1 x 27 cm
Retail price: 14.95€
ISBN-10: 2376970385
ISBN-13: 978-2376970385

AVAILABILITY

Amazon JP:
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2JrSqw8
Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2JzsGwM
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2VB513r
Amazon DE: https://amzn.to/2GT1KJs
Amazon FR: https://amzn.to/2SBuCqL
Amazon IT: https://amzn.to/2VuCcp2
Amazon ES: https://amzn.to/2VsDrVL