●ANNOUNCEMENT● ELEMENTS OF FUTURE



The Japan Traffic Culture Association (公益財団法人 日本交通文化協会) has shared some news on the upcoming Katsuhiro Otomo's project presentation that will take place on December 12, 2020.

Otomo has supervised the creation of a large covex shape plate mural conformed out of 499 pieces of painted ceramic, titled "ELEMENTS OF FUTURE" based on an original illustration created by himself. The mural will be installed  at "Hisao & Hiroko Taki Plaza" on the Ookayama Campus of Tokyo Institute of Technology (東京工業大学 大岡山キャンパス). 


●SIGNATURE● SELF PORTRAIT in bottle



Katsuhiro Otomo has posted another self portrait drawn in a bottle in his OYAJISHU (親父衆) twitter account.

●SIGNATURE● SELF PORTRAIT for Young Magazine's 40th anniversary



Kodansha's Young Magazine is celebrating its 40th anniversary and more than 60 authors, ranging from the artists who are currently serialized to those who were once active in the magazine such as Katsuhiro Otomo drew an illustration to commemorate the occasion.

The illustrations are collected in this weeks special issue and are also collected in a website: https://magazine.yanmaga.jp/sp/40th_illust/

MAGAZINE DETAILS: YOUNG MAGAZINE (ヤングマガジン 2020年 7/20 号)

Publisher: Kodansha (講談社)
Release date: 2020-VII-6
Language: Japanese
Number of pages:
Size: 25.8 x 18 x 2.9 cm
Retail price: 410¥





AVAILABILITY

Amazon JP: https://amzn.to/2VRfaLJ

●SIGNATURE● SELF PORTRAIT in bottle


Every now and then, Katsuhiro Otomo posts on the OYAJISHU (親父衆) twitter account. This time he has shared a photo of a bottle signed by him with these two comments:

"I drink it without losing to corona"
"I'm drunk so the picture is awful. Sorry."

●UHD BLU-RAY + BLU-RAY● AKIRA 4K remaster set


Bandai Namco will release Katsuhiro Otomo's AKIRA in a newly remastered special limited edition in Ultra High Definition 4k Blu-ray. The set will include one UHD Blu-ray disc with the movie in 4K and two regular Blu-ray discs with the movie in HD and new bonus content. The set will also include a new special booklet and a sleeve case. Amazon will release a special edition that includes a B2 size reprint of AKIRA's original theatrical poster.

BONUS DISC CONTENT

AKIRA SOUND MAKING 2019 (newly created documentary)
AKIRA SOUND CLIP by Geinoh Yamashirogumi (芸能山城組)
■ End Credits (released in 1988)
■ Collection of storyboards (still images)
■ Theater special information and notice collection


SET DETAILS

Publisher: Bandai Namco Arts (バンダイナムコアーツ)
Release date: 2020-IV-24
Format: DISC 1:  HEVC / 100G / 16: 9 2160p UHD | DISC 2: AVC / 50G / 16: 9 1080p HD | DISC 3: AVC / 25G / 16: 9 & 4: 3 1080p HD / 1080i HD
Audio: Japanese | English Digital TrueHD (5.1ch 192kHz 24bit) | Dolby TrueHD 5.1 | Linear PCM
Subtitles: Japanese | English
Duration: 124min + 124min + 67min
Retail price: ¥9,800+TAX
Catalog number: BCQA-0009

AVAILABILITY

Amazon JP: https://amzn.to/2QUqRit | https://amzn.to/2QWtsbD (incl. B2 size poster)
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●DOCUMENTARY● AKIRA SOUND MAKING 2019



The documentary "AKIRA SOUND MAKING 2019" was broadcasted for the first time on March 28 at 22:00 on the Japanese TV channel TOKYO MX. The long version of this documentary will be included as a bonus in the "AKIRA 4K Remaster Set" due to be released by Bandai Namco next April 24th after the IMAX theatrical run around Japan that starts on April 3rd.

This new documentary commemorates the release of AKIRA in 4K and the inclusion of a new sound source that was newly remixed under the direction of original film's music director Shoji Yamashiro. In the documentary Reiji Asuka (麻倉怜士) , Yasushi Nagura (名倉靖) and Shoji Yamashiro (山城祥二) himself discuss the new sound of this new edition. The voice of Kaneda, Mitsuo Iwata (岩田光央), Nozomu Sasaki (佐々木望) as Tetsuo, Mami Koyama (小山茉美) as Kay, Takeshi Kusao (草尾毅) as Kai, and Sound Director Susumu Aketagawa (明田川進) also talked about AKIRA in a roundtable discussion.

●ILLUSTRATION● TOKYO SKA TREASURES ~ベスト・オブ・東京スカパラダイスオーケストラ~


Katsuhiro Otomo has created various cover illustrations for Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra's  latest best selection album: TOKYO SKA TREASURES ~ベスト・オブ・東京スカパラダイスオーケストラ~ released simultaneously in various box set collections.

TOKYO SKA TREASURES [3CD]

The CD only edition includes a selection of vocal masterpieces from 2001-2020 in 2 CDs and Tokyo Ska Killer Instrumentals from 1998-2017 in a third CD. Totaling 47 songs supervised by Kinichi Mogi. The recorded content is composed of songs from the record company transferred to Avex in 1998. 

ALBUM DETAILS

Label: cutting edge/JUSTA RECORD
Release date: 2020-III-18
Format: 3xAudio CD
Duration:-
Reatil price: ¥3,500+TAX
Catalogue number: CTCR-14991~3

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TRACK LIST

DISC 1 [CD]<< VOCAL MASTERPIECES 2001-2020>>
01. Good Morning~ブルー・デイジー feat. aiko
02. リボン feat. 桜井和寿 [2020 Remaster]
03. めくれたオレンジ feat. 田島貴男 [2020 Remaster]
04. 銀河と迷路 [2020 Remaster]
05. 道なき道、反骨の。 feat. Ken Yokoyama [2020 Remix & Remaster]
06. 流星とバラード feat. 奥田民生 [2020 Remaster]
07. 流れゆく世界の中で feat. MONGOL800 [2020 Remaster]
08. 白と黒のモントゥーノ feat. 斎藤宏介 [2020 Remaster]
09. 嘘をつく唇 feat. 片平里菜 [2020 Remaster]
10. Pride Of Lions feat. 伊藤ふみお [2020 Remaster]
11. 縦書きの雨 feat. 中納良恵 [2020 Remaster]
12. 爆音ラヴソング feat. 尾崎世界観 [2020 Remaster]
13. ちえのわ feat. 峯田和伸 [2020 Remaster]
14. All Good Ska Is One feat. Angelo Moore [2020 Remaster]
15. Glorious [2020 Remaster]

DISC 2 [CD]
01. 明日以外すべて燃やせ feat. 宮本浩次 [2020 Remaster]
02. 星降る夜に feat. 甲本ヒロト [2020 Remaster]
03. カナリヤ鳴く空 feat. チバユウスケ [2020 Remaster]
04. メモリー・バンド [2020 Remaster]
05. サファイアの星 feat. Chara [2020 Remaster]
06. 野望なき野郎どもへ feat. TOSHI-LOW [2020 Remaster]
07. ずっと feat. Crystal Kay [2020 Remaster]
08. Wake Up! feat. ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION [2020 Remaster]
09. 追憶のライラック feat. ハナレグミ [2020 Remaster]
10. Diamond In Your Heart feat. 細美武士 [2020 Remix & Remaster]
11. 美しく燃える森 feat. 奥田民生 [2020 Remaster]
12. 風のプロフィール feat. 習志野高校吹奏楽部 [2020 Remaster]
13. 君と僕 2010 feat. 斉藤和義 [2020 Remaster]
14. 閃光 feat. 10-FEET [2020 Remaster]
15. DOWN BEAT STOMP [2020 Remaster]

DISC 3 [CD] << TOKYO SKA KILLER INSTRUMENTALS 1998-2017>>
01. Paradise Has No Border feat.さかなクン [2020 Remaster] (music by NARGO)
02. Break into the Light~約束の帽子~ [2020 Remaster] (music by 沖祐市)
03. 火の玉ジャイヴ [2020 Remaster] (music by 冷牟田竜之)
04. 太陽にお願い ~Wish Upon The Sun~ [2020 Remaster] (music by 茂木欣一)
05. CALL FROM RIO [2020 Remaster] (music by 川上つよし)
06. そばにいて黙るとき -Silent By Your Side- [2020 Remaster] (lyrics by 谷中敦 / music by 沖祐市)
07. Perfect Future [2020 Remaster] (music by 北原雅彦)
08. 5 days of TEQUILA [2020 Remaster] (music by 加藤隆志)
09. Horizon [2020 Remaster] (music by 川上つよし)
10. Natty Parade "Shaken Mix" [2020 Remaster] (music by 北原雅彦)
11. STROKE OF FATE [2020 Remaster] (music by 川上つよし)
12. 暗夜行路 [2020 Remaster] (music by 沖祐市)
13. THE Movin' DUB [On The Whole Red Satellites] [2020 Remaster] (music by GAMO)
14. White Light [2020 Remaster] (music by 加藤隆志)
15. One Night [2020 Remaster] (music by 大森はじめ)
16. 水琴窟-SUIKINKUTSU- feat. 上原ひろみ [2020 Remaster] (music by NARGO)
17. TONGUES OF FIRE [2020 Remaster] (music by 川上つよし)


TOKYO SKA TREASURES[3CD+DVD]


The CD and DVD edition  includes the same 3 CDs and a bonus DVD that includes about 25 minutes of 'Hall Tour Live' video and about 55 minutes of a Special Movie, which contains a lot of video session with guests. 

EDITION DETAILS

Label: cutting edge/JUSTA RECORD
Release date: 2020-III-18
Format: 3xAudio CD + 1xDVD
Duration:-
Reatil price: ¥5,000+TAX
Catalogue number: CTCR-14988~90/B

AVAILABILITY

Amazon JP: https://amzn.to/2TjCz6z
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DVD CONTENT

TOKYO SKA 30th Anniversary 2019-2020 Special Movie
30th Anniversary Hall Tour 2019-20 "TOKYO SKA 30-Let's skip the hajiki with the gap-" at Atsugi Cultural Center (2020.01.19)
・ 30th Anniversary Medley (MONSTER ROCK / Hole in One / Pandora Times 2019 / YOU DON'T KNOW (WHAT SKA IS) / Fireball Jive / Turned Orange / White Light)
・ Glorious
・ IDale Dale!
・ Wind profile

TOKYO SKA × SPACE SHOWER TV-30th Anniversary Special Movie
・ TOKYO SKA JAM "8"

GUEST: GEN (04 Limited Sazabys) / MAH (SiM)
・ SWEET LOVE SHOWER 2019 (2019.09.01)

GUEST: Official beard man dism / Gotch (ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION) / TAKUMA (10-FEET) / Koji Miyamoto
・ LIVE with YOU -TOKYO SKA JAM "8"-(2019.12.01)

GUEST: Komuai (Wednesday Campanella) / Ryuta Shibuya (SUPER BEAVER) / Yu Takahashi / Yamazaki Seiya (Kyuso Nekokami) / Chiba Yusuke


TOKYO SKA TREASURES[3CD + 2BD]



This edition includes 39 Music videos in the first Blu-ray disc. The second Blu-ray includes about 25 minutes of 'Hall Tour Live' video and about 55 minutes of a Special Movie, which contains a lot of video session with guests.

EDITION DETAILS

Label: cutting edge/JUSTA RECORD
Release date: 2020-III-18
Format: 3xAudio CD + 2xBD
Duration:-
Reatil price: ¥8,000+TAX
Catalogue number: CTCR-14985~7/B~C

AVAILABILITY

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BLU-RAY  CONTENT [DISC 1]

1. 火の玉ジャイヴ (Music Video)
2. めくれたオレンジ feat.田島貴男 (Music Video)
3. カナリヤ鳴く空 feat.チバユウスケ (Music Video)
4. 美しく燃える森 feat.奥田民生 (Music Video)
5. DOWN BEAT STOMP (Music Video)
6. 銀河と迷路 (Music Video)
7. STROKE OF FATE (Music Video)
8. TONGUES OF FIRE (Music Video)
9. 追憶のライラック feat.ハナレグミ (Music Video)
10. サファイアの星 feat.Chara (Music Video)
11. 星降る夜に feat.甲本ヒロト (Music Video)
12. Pride Of Lions feat.伊藤ふみお (Music Video)
13. 流星とバラード feat.奥田民生 (Music Video)
14. Break into the Light~約束の帽子~ (Music Video)
15. All Good Ska Is One feat.Angelo Moore (Music Video)
16. 縦書きの雨 feat.中納良恵 (Music Video)
17. 黄昏を遊ぶ猫 feat.中納良恵 (Music Video)
18. 太陽と心臓 feat.ハナレグミ (Music Video)
19. Diamond In Your Heart feat.細美武士 (Music Video)
20. 閃光 feat.10-FEET (Music Video)
21. 流れゆく世界の中で feat.MONGOL800 (Music Video)
22. Wake Up! feat.ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION (Music Video)
23. 爆音ラヴソング feat.尾崎世界観 (Music Video)
24. めくったオレンジ feat.尾崎世界観 (Music Video)
25. 嘘をつく唇 feat.片平里菜 (Music Video)
26. 道なき道、反骨の。 feat.Ken Yokoyama (Music Video)
27. Paradise Has No Border feat.さかなクン (Music Video)
28. 月のウインク (Music Video)
29. さよならホテル feat.Ken Yokoyama (Music Video)
30. 白と黒のモントゥーノ feat.斎藤宏介 (Music Video)
31. ちえのわ feat.峯田和伸 (Music Video)
32. Glorious (Music Video)
33. 野望なき野郎どもへ feat.TOSHI-LOW (Music Video)
34. Te Quiero con Bugalu(テ・キエロ・コン・ブガルー) feat.iLe (Music Video)
35. メモリー・バンド (Music Video)
36. 明日以外すべて燃やせ feat.宮本浩次 (Music Video)
37. リボン feat.桜井和寿 (Music Video)
38. 風のプロフィール feat.習志野高校吹奏楽部 (Music Video)
39. Good Morning~ブルー・デイジー feat.aiko (Music Video)

BLU-RAY  CONTENT [DISC 2]

TOKYO SKA 30th Anniversary 2019-2020 Special Movie
30th Anniversary Hall Tour 2019-20 "TOKYO SKA 30-Let's skip the hajiki with the gap-" at Atsugi Cultural Center (2020.01.19)
・ 30th Anniversary Medley (MONSTER ROCK / Hole in One / Pandora Times 2019 / YOU DON'T KNOW (WHAT SKA IS) / Fireball Jive / Turned Orange / White Light)
・ Glorious
・ IDale Dale!
・ Wind profile

TOKYO SKA × SPACE SHOWER TV-30th Anniversary Special Movie
・ TOKYO SKA JAM "8"

GUEST: GEN (04 Limited Sazabys) / MAH (SiM)
・ SWEET LOVE SHOWER 2019 (2019.09.01)

GUEST: Official beard man dism / Gotch (ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION) / TAKUMA (10-FEET) / Koji Miyamoto
・ LIVE with YOU -TOKYO SKA JAM "8"-(2019.12.01)

GUEST: Komuai (Wednesday Campanella) / Ryuta Shibuya (SUPER BEAVER) / Yu Takahashi / Yamazaki Seiya (Kyuso Nekokami) / Chiba Yusuke


TOKYO SKA TREASURES[4CD + 2BD + GOODS]


The fan club limited edition includes the 3 CDs, the 2 Blu-rays, a fourth bonus CD with B-SIDE SELECTIONS from 1998-2017, a booklet and various goods.

EDITION DETAILS

Label: cutting edge/JUSTA RECORD
Release date: 2020-III-18
Format: 4xAudio CD + 2xBD
Duration:-
Reatil price: ¥13,700+TAX
Catalogue number: CTZ1-14994~7/B~C

●ANNOUNCEMENT● AKIRA IMAX


TOHO has announced that Katsuhiro Otomo's AKIRA is coming back to 36 IMAX theaters in Japan next April 3rd, before the release of the 4K blu-ray due on April 24th.

●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.

The box set was originally available only at the exhibition that took place form November 22 to December 16 at Shibuya’s PARCO MUSEUM TOKYO, and was released in book stores on December 20th.

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
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/35MhqHc
Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2Zblm1u
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2QlGw9t
Amazon DE: https://amzn.to/2sNV1dU
Amazon FR: https://amzn.to/2sOJlYk
Amazon IT: https://amzn.to/39490wE
Amazon ES: https://amzn.to/36XPAHZ

●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.

OFFICIAL EXHIBITION INTRODUCTION

This exhibition, AKIRA ART OF WALL is a collaboration between the collage artist, Kosuke Kawamura and Katsuhiro Otomo, the author of one of the most celebrated cartoon, AKIEA.

AKIRA is a story set in 2019, a year before the 2020 Tokyo olympics. Kawamura used some images from the cartoon to create some collages, which was shown on a temporary barricade at construction site in Shibuya for 2 years and 3 months as, 'Ast wall (temporary barricade).

Being that the 'Art Wall' functioned as a temporary construction barricade this year in 2019, these two were put together, including documentation of original works of AKIRA. We hope to give a glimpse of the time and city, symbolizing one of the most iconic manga history.


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.

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●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

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●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.