●TALK● KATSUHIRO OTOMO ✕ MASAAKI YUASA



A talk between Katsuhiro Otomo (大友克洋) and Masaaki Yuasa (湯浅政明) is collected in the book  DARE MO SHIRANAI FUSHIGINA SEKAI (だれもしらないフシギな世界) that summarizes the work of japanese animator Masaaki Yuasa. The Amazon limited edition includes two illustration cards drawn by Yuasa.


BOOK DETAILS

Publisher: Wani Books (ワニブックス)
Release date: 2018-VII-26
Language: Japanese
Number of pages: 205
Size: 25.6 x 18.4 x 1.4 cm
Retail price: ¥3,600
ISBN-10: 4847038916
ISBN-13: 978-4847038914



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●ILLUSTRATION● NIGE (逃げ)




Katsuhiro Otomo has illustrated the cover of the bunko or pocket edition of Takashi Sato's (佐藤 喬) novel, NIGE 2014-NEN ZEN NIHON SENSHUKEN RŌDOR̄ESU (逃げ 2014年全日本選手権ロードレース). The work is a non-fiction tracking the All-Japan Cycling Competition Championship Road Race held in June 2014 in Hachimantai, Iwate Prefecture.


BOOK DETAILS

Publisher: Shogakukan (小学館)
Release date: 2018-VII-6
Language: Japanese
Number of pages: 256
Size: 10.5 x 1.1 x 15 cm
Retail price: ¥616
ISBN-10: 4094065377
ISBN-13: 978-4094065374

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●RADIO● AKIRA INFLUENCES w/Dr YAMASHIRO



Shoji Yamashiro has taken NTS radio airwaves to present a one-off show running through the musical influences and inspirations behind the soundtrack of AKIRA, Katsuhiro Otomo's animation film. Dr Yamashiro with his group of musicians known as GEINOH YAMASHIROGUMI created the music for Otomo's film over 30 years ago.

01. SERGEI PROKOFIEV | Death Of Tybalt
02. IGOR STRAVINSKY | The Rite Of Spring
03. CARL ORFF | Carmina Burana
04. THE PHILIP KOUTEV NATIONAL FOLK ENSEMBLE | Prituri Se Planinata (The Mountains)
05. MALE VOICE CHOIR OF MACHARADZE | Khasanbegura
06. GEINOH YAMASHIROGUMI | "Vocero 1 "From "12 Chants De L'île De Corse"
07. JAPANESE BUDDIST MONKS FROM TODAIJI TEMPLE | "Hougou" From "Omizutori" Ceremony
08. HISAO KANZE & SHIZUO KANZE | Hagoromo
09. MONKS OF THE GYUTO MONASTERY | Sangw Duepa Buddism Chants
10. GEINOH YAMASHIROGUMI | Mebasi
11. GEINOH YAMASHIROGUMI | Prayer Of "The Gerre"
12. "SMARA MADYA" OF PELIATAN VILLAGE | Kecak
13. SUPER GAMELAN GROUP "YAMA SARI" | Yama Sari

●SUPPORT● ILC PROJECT



Katsuhiro Otomo has joined the ILC supporters. International Linear Collider Project is the greatest science project in human history, reproducing on earth the moment of the birth of the universe. You can check other Japanese celebrities who have supported the project here

To learn more about ILC visit the official project site: http://www.linearcollider.org

●MAGAZINE● WEEKLY MORNING No.25




Director Wes Anderson's latest stop motion animation movie, Isle Of Dogs, titled Inugashima (犬ヶ島) for the May 25th Japanese theatrical release will receive a bi-weekly serielized comicalization by manga author Minetaro Mochizuki (望月ミネタロ) starting today in Kodansha's Weekly Morning Magazine. Katsuhiro Otomo's illustration for the Japanese poster of the film features in the cover of the magazine.


MAGAZINE DETAILS

Publisher: Kodansha (講談社)
Release date: 2018-V-24
Language: Japanese
Number of pages: -
Size: 25.7 x 17.8 x 2 cm
Retail price: ¥324


AVAILABILITY

Amazon JP: https://amzn.to/2J6zjsd

The magazine is available in Kindle and other digital formats. You can see a preview in the official site: http://d.morningmanga.jp/viewer/1176/

●MANGA ORIGINAL STORY● SURPRISE (サプライズ)





SURPRISE (サプライズ)

Published in Morning 2 (モーニング 2) magazine in 2018-IV-21
B/W

Written by Katsuhiro Otomo (大友克洋)
Illustrated by Isami Nakagawa (中川いさみ)





AVAILABILITY

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●ILLUSTRATION● INUGASHIMA (犬ヶ島) Japanese Poster



Katsuhiro Otomo has created a special version of the poster for the Japanese release of ISLE OF DOGS (犬ヶ島) the latest stop motion animation movie directed by Wes Anderson.

OTOMO'S COMMENT

“When I first saw Isle of Dogs, I thought it might be difficult to make a poster that would add something to the movie...It is filled with homage to Japanese cinema, including music directly from Kurosawa, and seemed fully realized already, with all its details in place. It was its own complete world. Then I had an idea: to paint a very traditional Japanese dog to represent the island itself, and a very traditional Japanese wooden floor as the sea. I hope my drawing will be a meaningful way to help share this film with the world.”

●BLU-RAY● ROBOT CARNIVAL (ロボットカーニバル)






Discotek Media has released in the US the first ever edition of ROBOT CARNIVAL (ロボットカーニバル) in Blu-ray format. A widescreen, high-definition restoration was created from the original film materialsfor this edition that features three different presentations; the original Japanese release, the first US theatrical release by Stremaline Pictures and the VHS/laserdic released later. All of them available with both English and Japanese audio.

BONUS CONTENT

■A new documentary: “The Memory of Robot Carnival: A Look Back at the History of the Classic Anthology,” written/directed/edited/produced by Anime News Network's Justin Sevakis.
■Liner notes, behind the scenes anecdotes, a director profile, storyboard to screen comparisons, art gallery with  model sheets, character designs and layouts.
■Trailers and photo galleries
■Scans of rare promotional items
■Reversible cover


BLU-RAY DETAILS

Publisher: Discotek Media
Release date: 2018-III-27
Format: NTSC | BD50 | TBA | 16:9 | 1080p
Audio: Japanese & English Dub | Linear PCM Stereo
Subtitles: English
Running time: 91 minutes
Retail Price: $29.99
UPC: 875707192026

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●CONCEPT DESIGN● Tokyo Dome 30th anniversary






Katsuhiro Otomo has designed an object to celebrate the 30th anniversay of the Tokyo Dome (東京ドーム)   which turns out to be the first domed stadium of Japan. The object is on display in front of the gate 22 in a crystal pyramid.

●LOGO DESIGN● +ULTRA




Katsuhiro Otomo has designed the logo of the new Fuji TV telecast slot「+Ultra」(プラス ウルトラ) that was announced today and that will start airing on october 2018, with the goal of sharing Japanese animation all over the world. Production of the design was handled by Katsuhiro Otomo and animated by production company BUEMON (武右ェ門)

●TALK● TAIYŌ MATSUMOTO ✕ KATSUHIRO OTOMO




Shonen Sunday Comics Special MANGA ARTIST vol.4 (漫画家本vol.4 松本大洋本 (少年サンデーコミックススペシャル) focuses in the last issue in manga artist Taiyō Matsumoto (松本大洋).  Katsuhiro Otomo contributes with a special talk with Matsumoto, which states that he would not have become a manga artist if it were not for Otomo.


BOOK DETAILS

Publisher: Shogakukan (小学館)
Release date: 2017-XII-27
Language: Japanese
Number of pages: 255
Size: 21.1 x 14.8 x 2.5 cm
Retail price: ¥1.400
ISBN-10: 4091280692
ISBN-13: 978-4091280695



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●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
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●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

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●LOGO DESIGN● COMIC-DAYS BLOG



Katsuhiro Otomo has designed two logos for the  official blog of the comic app "Comic DAYS" that features news related to Kodansha's publications: Young magazine, Morning, afternoon, evening, Kiss, BE · LOVE

Blog's first post: https://comic-days.com/blog/entry/attouteki

●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

●EXHIBITION● TRIBUTE TO OTOMO (トリビュート 大友克洋)




Tower Records has organized an exhibition featuring the artwork collected in the book TRIBUTE TO OTOMO that pays omage to Katsuhiro Otomo's career. The book is an extended edition of the catalogue of the homonym exhibition that took place in the 'Festival International de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême' back in 2016. Artist such as Masamune Shirow, Masakazu Katsura, Tsutomu Nihei and Katsuya Terada pay tribute to Otomo in this exhibition and his illustrations can be purchased as t-shirt and as other kinds of merchandise too.

The exhibition will take place from june 3 to 18, 2017 in the SpaceHACHIKAI on the eighth floor of the Tower Records Building ( タワーレコード渋谷店) in Tokyo. Entry will be 800¥.

Follow Tribute to Otomo Exhibiton on Twitter: @OtomoTribute

List of available products and prices:

Main Visual T-shirt ¥5,400
Main Visual Tote Bag ¥3,000
Illustration T-shirts:
· Hisashi Eguchi ¥4,800
· Masamune Shirow ¥5,000
· Sushio ¥4,800
· Fumiko Takano ¥4,800
· Katsuya Terada ¥4,800
· Tsutomu Nihei ¥4,800
· Jiro Taniguchi ¥4,800
· Yoshida Sensha ¥4,800
· Ludovic Debeurme ¥4,800
Can batch set ① ~ ⑤ ¥6,480 each
Original label beer ¥1,000
Illustration poster ¥3,000 each
· Masakazu Katsura
· Masamune Shirow
· Range Murata
· Hiroyuki Asada
· Mochizuki Minettaro
· Akihiko Yoshida
· Atsushi Kamijo  ¥2,000

●SIGNATURE● TRIBUTE TO OTOMO mural



Katsuhiro Otomo made a signed selfportrait on the mural of the TRIBUTE TO OTOMO exhibition that opens its doors on june 3 in SpaceHACHIKAI on the eighth floor of the Tower Records Building.



●TV PROGRAM● NICHIYŌ BIJUTSUKAN 'BRUEGEL × KATSUHIRO OTOMO' (日曜美術館「ブリューゲル×大友克洋」)



The 44th issue of NHK's Nichiyō Bijutsukan (日曜美術館) TV program focuses on 'A trip to feel Bruegel in Antwerp, Belgium' (ベルギー・アントワープへ ブリューゲルを感じる旅). Kastuhiro Otomo's contribution to the TOWER OF BABEL exhibition that is taking place in Tokyo, with the illustration INSDE BABEL is a central element of the 45 min long feature.

●INTERVIEW● OLLIE BARDER X KATSUHIRO OTOMO



The Forbes magazine contributor Ollie Barder has interviewed Otomo extensively at his studio.

Read the full interview here: https://goo.gl/LzDSLh

Ollie Barder covers gaming and pop-culture in japan. You can follow him on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. He has also founded and continue to manage the mecha gaming site, Mecha Damashii. He also does toy reviews for http://HobbyLink.tv

●ILLUSTRATED ESSAY● MUSICA NOSTRA (ムジカ・ノストラ) #46



MUSICA NOSTRA (ムジカ・ノストラ) #46Published in Shueisha's GRAND JUMP (グランドジャンプ) no. 12 magazine in 2017-V-17.
2 pages | B/W.



MAGAZINE DETAILS

Publisher: Shueisha (集英社)
Release date: 2017-V-17
Issue date: 2016-XI-2
Language: Japanese
Size: 26 x 18 x 2 cm
Retail price: ¥350

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●EVENT● SHIBUYA PARCO



Kosuke Kawamura (河村康輔) and Katsuhiro Otomo will collaborate once again, this time covering with art the Shibuya PARCO Construction site, in Tokyo. Starting today and until the end of construction works in the summer 2019, Otomo's images collaged by Kawamura will cover the whole construction site wall. The events in AKIRA are set in a future Neo-Tokyo in the year 2019.

●MAGAZINE● GEIJUTSU SHINCHO 5 [May 2017]




This May issue of Geijutsu Shincho (芸術新潮) magazine features a exclusive report on the production process of Katsuhiro Otomo's last illustration "INSIDE BABEL" created for the exhibition BABEL that opened it's doors last week in the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (東京都美術館). Along with articles and talks with art historian Yoko Mori (森洋子) this issue covers various historical aspects of Brueghels painting as well as Otomo's new approach, his tour to Netherlands and the challenges of the process.

MAGAZINE DETAILS

Publisher: Shinchosha (新潮社)
Release date: 2017-IV-25
Language: Japanese
Number of pages:
Size: 28.2 x 20.6 x 1 cm
Retail price: ¥1,440

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●MAGAZINE● SHUKAN SHINCHO 17 (週刊新潮) [4/27]



This week , Shukan Shincho (週刊新潮) magazine features a 4 page report on Otomo's last illustration work INSIDE BABEL.


MAGAZINE DETAILS

Publisher: Shinchosha (新潮社)
Release date: 2017-IV-20
Language: Japanese
Number of pages:
Size: 25.8 x 18 x 0.5 cm
Retail price: ¥400





AVAILABILITY

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●EVENT● 'THE TOWER OF BABEL' EXHIBITION



Today opened its doors the exhibition "The Tower of Babel" and the 16th masters - Beyond the Boss (ボイマンス美術館所蔵 ブリューゲル「バベルの塔」展 16世紀ネーデルラントの至宝 ― ボスを超えて ―)  in the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (東京都美術館) and will be opened to public until July 2, 2017.

Official website: http://babel2017.jp



Katsuhiro Otomo's INSIDE BABEL collaborative reinterpretation of the classic painting THE TOWER OF BABEL painted by Pieter Brueghel will be on display in the entrance. Otomo's work is a cross-section of the tower imagining how it would be from the inside. Two versions of the digital illustration are presented in the exhibition, one respecting the overall mood of the painting and the other one enhancing the cut-out section to highlight  the interior for better appreciation of details.



Otomo's hand drawn work-in-progress illustrations are  also on display at the exhibition. Both the digital painting and the hand drawn illustrations reproduction, as well as t-shirts (¥2.800) and tote bags (¥4.500) will be available at the museum store during the exhibition period and online at the Asahi Store.


A limited to 150 signature edition of the illustration signed by Katsuhiro Otomo and Kosuke Kawamura is also available in the Asahi Store with a retail price of ¥85,000.