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●MAGAZINE● Animage october 87 [yonkomamanga dai kōshin] (アニメージュ '87年10月号 [四コマ漫画大行進])



This month's ANIMAGE (アニメージュ) Magazine comes with a 74 page appendix: ANIMAGE SHORT COMICS PARADE '87 - YOKOMA MANGA DAI KŌSHIN (四コマ漫画大行進). Among the participating works two original Katsuhiro Otomo stories were published: TOKOTON SORE MADE KUN (とことんそれまでくん) and NICHIJŌ NO NAKA NO MONOGATARI (日常の中の物語). Both where reprinted later in SOS TAITOKYO TANKENTAI / OTOMO KATSUHIRO ANTHOLOGY 2


MAGAZINE DETAILS

Publisher: Tokuma Shoten (徳間書店)
Release date: 1987-X-10
Number of pages: 246 (Apendix 74p)
Size: A4 (Apendix: A5)
Retail price: ¥590
Publishers code: 01577-10

●VHS● MANIE-MANIE MEIKYU MONOGATARI (MANIE-MANIE 迷宮物語)


Today was released in Japan the OVA (Original Video Animation) MANIE-MANIE MEIKYU MONOGATARI (MANIE-MANIE 迷宮物語). As the name OVA indicates this movie was directly released on video format for the first time ans was not released theatricaly before. The movie consist in three short animation films:

●HASHIRU OTOKO (走る男) directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri (川尻 善昭)
●LABYRITH (ラビリンス) directed by Rintaro (りんたろう)
●KOUJI CHUUSHI MEIREI (工事中止命令 ) written and directed by Kastuhiro Otomo (大友 克洋) with animation direction by Takashi Nakamura (なかむら たかし)


VHS DETAILS

Publisher: TOHO/Kadokawa (東宝/角川書店)
Release date: 1987-X-10 
Languague: Japanese
Duration: 50 min.
Retail price: ¥10,000
Catalogue number: TA-1494


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●ILLUSTRATION● NISSAN 'FEEL THE BEAT'




Katsuhiro Otomo has drawn twelve illustrations for the NISSAN 'FEEL THE BEAT' brochure.

The illustration are collected in pages 40~41 of the artbook KABA

●ANIMATION FILM● MANIE-MANIE MEIKYU MONOGATARI (MANIE-MANIE 迷宮物語)




Today it was premiered in this year's Tōkyō International Fantastic Film Festival, MANIE-MANIE MEIKYU MONOGATARI (MANIE-MANIE 迷宮物語). An omnibus project in which directors Yoshiaki Kawajiri (川尻 善昭), Rintaro (りんたろう) and Kastuhiro Otomo (大友 克洋)  have collaborated with three short films. Other than festival screenings the film was directly released in video format in October 10, 1987. Later on April 15, 1989 it was released  theatrically in Japan. The 50 minute long project consisted on three short films: HASHIRU OTOKO (走る男), LABYRITH (ラビリンス) and KOUJI CHUUSHI MEIREI (工事中止命令 ) this last one written and directed by Katsuhiro Otomo.


MAIN FILM CREDITS

HASHIRU OTOKO (走る男) ●
Written & Directed by 
Yoshiaki Kawajiri (川尻 善昭)

Character Design & Animation direction:
Yoshiaki Kawajiri (川尻 善昭)

Art Director:
Katsushi Aoki (青木 勝志)

Mechanical design:
Satoshi Kumagaya
Takashi Watabe (渡部 隆)

Background Art:
Yuji Ikehata (池畑 祐治)

Key Animation:
Kengo Itagaki (稲垣 賢吾)
Nobumasa Shinkawa (新川 信正)
Shinji Otsuka (大塚 伸治)
Toshio Kawaguchi (河口 俊夫)


●LABYRITH (ラビリンス)●
Written and Directed by
Rintaro (りんたろう)

Character Design & Animation Director:
Atsuko Fukushima (福島 敦子)

Art Director: 
Yamako Ishikawa (石川 山子)

Key Animation:
Atsuko Fukushima (福島 敦子)
Manabu Oohashi 'Mao Lambo' (大橋 学)
Reiko Kurihara (栗原 玲子)


●KOUJI CHUUSHI MEIREI (工事中止命令 )●
written and directed by 
Kastuhiro Otomo (大友 克洋) 

Music:
Mickey Yoshino (ミッキー 吉野)

Original story: 
Taku Mayumura (眉村 卓)

Character Design: 
Katsuhiro Otomo

Art Director:
Takamura Mukuo (椋尾 篁)

Animation director:
 Takashi Nakamura (なかむら たかし)

Director of Photography:
Kinichi Ishikawa (石川 欣一)

Key Animation:
Katsuhiro Otomo (大友 克洋) 
Koji Morimoto (森本 晃司)
Kunihiko Sakurai (桜井 邦彦)
Takashi Nakamura  (なかむら たかし)


Animation Production:
Project Team Argos

Distributor: 

Finish Animation:
Life Work Corp. (ライフワーク)
Shima Studio

Finish Animation Cooperation:
Only For A Lite
Suzuki Animation Planning (スズキ動画企画)

In-Between Animation Cooperation:
Studio Pokke

Production:

●PAMPHLET● MANIE-MANIE MEIKYU MONOGATARI movie pamphlet (MANIE-MANIE 迷宮物語 映画パンフレット)



Theater Program of MANIE-MANIE MEIKYU MONOGATARI (MANIE-MANIE 迷宮物語).


PAMPHLET DETAILS

Publisher:-
Release date: 1987-IX-25
Language: Japanese
Number of pages: -
Size: -
Retail price:-


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●BOOK● ROBOT CARNIVAL (ロボット・カーニバル)









Katsuhiro Otomo directed the Opening and the ending sequences of ROBOT CARNIVAL an Original Video Animation relased on July 21, 1987. The film consisted in nine short stories with robots as central theme directed by nine japanese animators. The book includes storyboards, interviews and production notes of each of the animation pieces. Here the list of the shorts and their respective director.

OPENING & ENDING by Katsuhiro Otomo (大友克洋) & Atsuko Fukushima (福島敦子)
FRANKEN NO HAGURUMA (フランケンの歯車) by Koji Morimoto (森本晃司
DEPRIVE by Hidetoshi oomori (大森英敏)
PRESENCE (プレゼンス) by Yasuomi Umetsu (梅津泰臣)
STARLIGHT ANGEL by Hiroyuki Kitazume (北爪宏幸)
CLOUD by Mao Lamdo -Manabu Oohashi- (大橋学)
MEIJI KARAKURI BUNMEI KITAN〜 KOUMOUJIN SHURAI NO MAKI〜 (明治からくり文明奇譚〜紅毛人襲来之巻〜) by Hiroyuki Kitakubo (北久保弘之) 
NIWA - TORI OTOKO TO AKAI KUBI (ニワトリ男と赤い首) by Takashi Nakamura (なかむらたかし) 


BOOK DEATILS

Publishing House: Kodansha (講談社) 
Release date: 1987-IV-3
Language: Japanese
Number of pages: 176 
Size: 11.7 x 8.2 x 0.4 inches (A4)
Retail price: ¥1,500
ISBN-10: 406177705X
ISBN-13: 978-4061777057


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●VHD● ROBOT CARNIVAL (ロボットカーニバル)




ROBOT CARNIVAL (ロボットカーニバル) was released in VHD format in Japan.

VIDEO DISC DETAILS

Publisher: Victor Enterteiment (ビクターエンタテインメント)
Release date: 1987-VIII-21
Format: NTSC
Audio: Japanese Stereo Analog
Subtitles: -
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Language: Japanese
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●LASER DISC● ROBOT CARNIVAL (ロボットカーニバル)





ROBOT CARNIVAL (ロボットカーニバル) was released in Laser Disc as a 5000 copies special limited edition. Katsuhiro Otomo directed both the opening and the ending sequences of the animation project that united some of the best japanese animators.



●OPENING & ENDING by Katsuhiro Otomo (大友克洋) & Atsuko Fukushima (福島敦子)

●FRANKEN NO HAGURUMA (フランケンの歯車) by Koji Morimoto (森本晃司)

●DEPRIVE by Hidetoshi oomori (大森英敏)
● PRESENCE (プレゼンス) by Yasuomi Umetsu (梅津泰臣)
●STARLIGHT ANGEL by Hiroyuki Kitazume (北爪宏幸)
●CLOUD by Mao Lamdo -Manabu Oohashi- (大橋学)
●MEIJI KARAKURI BUNMEI KITAN〜 KOUMOUJIN SHURAI NO MAKI〜 (明治からくり文明奇譚〜紅毛人襲来之巻〜) by Hiroyuki Kitakubo (北久保弘之)
●NIWA - TORI OTOKO TO AKAI KUBI (ニワトリ男と赤い首) by Takashi Nakamura (なかむらたかし)


LD DETAILS

Publisher: Bandai | Emotion
Release date:1987-VIII-21
Format: NTSC | CLV | 1.33:1
Audio: Japanese Dolby Surround Digital & analog
Subtitles: none
Duration: 90 min
Retail price: ¥9,800
Catalogue number: BELL-175



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●ANIMATION FILM● ROBOT CARNIVAL (ロボットカーニバル)




Robot Carnival an omnibus project of nine animation short films was released today directly into multiple home video formats. Katsuhiro Otomo (大友克洋) & Atsuko Fukushima (福島敦子) directed both the opening and the ending sequences.



MAIN FILM CREDITS

●OPENING & ENDING●
Directed by
Katsuhiro Otomo (大友克洋) & Atsuko Fukushima (福島敦子)

Scrit & Storyboard
Katsuhiro Otomo (大友克洋)

Character Design  & Key Animation
Atsuko Fukushima (福島敦子)

Backgroud art:
Nizo Yamamoto (山本 二三)

Effects:
Kazutoshi Sato (佐藤 一俊)


●FRANKEN NO HAGURUMA (フランケンの歯車)●
Direction & charater design by
Koji Morimoto (森本晃司)


●DEPRIVE●
Direction & charater design by
Hidetoshi Oomori (大森英敏)


●PRESENCE (プレゼンス)●
Written & Directed by
Yasuomi Umetsu (梅津泰臣)

Character Design & Animation Director:
Yasuomi Umetsu (梅津泰臣)

Backgroud art:
Akira Yamakawa (山川 晃)


●STARLIGHT ANGEL● 
Written & Directed by
Hiroyuki Kitazume (北爪宏幸)

Character Design:
Hiroyuki Kitazume (北爪宏幸)


●CLOUD●
Written & Directed by
Mao Lamdo 'Manabu Oohashi-' (大橋学)

Art, Character design & key animation
Mao Lamdo 'Manabu Oohashi-' (大橋学)


●MEIJI KARAKURI BUNMEI KITAN〜 KOUMOUJIN SHURAI NO MAKI〜●
(明治からくり文明奇譚〜紅毛人襲来之巻〜) 
Directed by
Hiroyuki Kitakubo (北久保弘之)

Character Design 
Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (貞本 義行)

Key Animation
Kazuaki Moori (毛利 和昭)
Kumiko Kawana (川名 久美子)
Yuji Moriyama (もりやま ゆうじ)


●NIWA - TORI OTOKO TO AKAI KUBI (ニワトリ男と赤い首)●
Written & Directed by
Takashi Nakamura (なかむらたかし)

Character Design & Animation Director:
Takashi Nakamura (なかむらたかし)

Music:
Isaku Fujia
Joe Hisaishi (久石 譲)
Masahisa Takeichi (武市 昌久)

Music Director:
Yasunori Honda

Photography:
Hiroaki Matsuzawa (松沢 宏明)
Kazushi Torikoshi
Tsuneo Hosoda (細田 恒生)
Yukio Sugiyama (杉山 幸夫)

Animation & Production:

Broadcaster:

Photography:

Special Thanks:
Asahi Production
GOODS
Mushi Production
Shindosha

●VHS● ROBOT CARNIVAL (ロボットカーニバル)


Katsuhiro Otomo directed both the opening and the ending sequences of ROBOT CARNIVAL (ロボットカーニバル), an animation project that united some of the best japanese animators.


●OPENING & ENDING by Katsuhiro Otomo (大友克洋) & Atsuko Fukushima (福島敦子)

●FRANKEN NO HAGURUMA (フランケンの歯車) by Koji Morimoto (森本晃司)
●DEPRIVE by Hidetoshi oomori (大森英敏)
● PRESENCE (プレゼンス) by Yasuomi Umetsu (梅津泰臣)
●STARLIGHT ANGEL by Hiroyuki Kitazume (北爪宏幸)
●CLOUD by Mao Lamdo -Manabu Oohashi- (大橋学)
●MEIJI KARAKURI BUNMEI KITAN〜 KOUMOUJIN SHURAI NO MAKI〜 (明治からくり文明奇譚〜紅毛人襲来之巻〜) by Hiroyuki Kitakubo (北久保弘之)
●NIWA - TORI OTOKO TO AKAI KUBI (ニワトリ男と赤い首) by Takashi Nakamura (なかむらたかし)


VHS DETAILS

Publisher: A.P.P.P. & Victor Entertainment ( ビクター音産)
Release date: 1987-VII-21
Duration: 90mins
Retail price: ¥17,800
Catalogue Number: VTG-269


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●BOOK● AKIRA 4





Katsuhiro Otomo's AKIRA (アキラ) ran on Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) from December 20, 1982 to June 25, 1990. Episodes 49 to 71 are collected in this sixth volumeThis edition of AKIRA includes the original black and white artwork and a few color pages at the beginning of each volume.  AKIRA is the longest lasting manga series by Katsuhiro Otomo. It was also adapted as a full length animation movie released in 1988, directed by Otomo himself. 

BOOK DETAILS:

Publisher: Kodansha (講談社)
Release date: 1987-VII-10
Language: Japanese
Number of pages: 394
Size: 25.6 x 17.8 x 3 cm (B5) 
Retail price: ¥1,000
ISBN: 4-06-103714-5
ISBN: 978-4-06-103714-4


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EPISODES

AKIRA part 49
Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1985-III-04
16 pages | B/W

AKIRA part 50
Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1985-III-18
18 pages | B/W

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1985-IV-01
16 pages | B/W

AKIRA part 52
Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1985-IV-15
16 pages | B/W

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1985-V-06

18 pages | B/W




Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1985-V-20

18 pages | B/W




Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1985-VI-03

18 pages | B/W

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1985-VI-17
16 pages | B/W

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1985-VIII-05
16 pages | B/W

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1985-IX-02
18 pages | B/W

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1985-IX-16
18 pages | B/W

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1985-X-07
20 pages | B/W

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1985-XI-04
20 pages | B/W

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1985-XI-18
20 pages | B/W

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1985-XII-02
19 pages | B/W

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1985-XII-16
16 pages | B/W

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1986-I-06
18 pages | B/W

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1986-I-20
19 pages | B/W

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1986-II-17
17 pages | B/W

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1986-III-03
20 pages | B/W

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1986-III-17
17 pages | B/W

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1986-IV-07
19 pages | B/W

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1986-IV-21
20 pages | B/W




OTHER JAPANESE EDITIONS

AKIRA was first published in color in the 90's in the US and Europe. The 38 paperback issues that conformed the collection were also released in Japan packed in twelve box sets, each containing a booklet with the English-to-Japanese translations. The episodes collected in this book correspond to the colored ones included in the box sets:

OORU KARAA KOKUSAI BAN AKIRA 7 (オールカラー国際版 AKIRA 7)


In 2004, the colored version of AKIRA was released with Japanese text in six volumes that correspond to the six original AKIRA books. The episodes from this book are collected in color in the book:

SOUTENNENSHOKU AKIRA 4 (総天然色AKIRA 4)


US EDITION (2001)

First edition of AKIRA in black & white in english language.

BOOK DETAILS:
Publisher: Drak Horse
Release date: 2001-X-2
Language: English
Number of pages: 400
Size: 9.9 x 7.4 x 1.5 inches (B5)
Retail price: $29,99 ISBN-10: 1569715262
ISBN-13: 978-1569715260

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US EDITION (2010)

Kodansha USA re-released AKIRA in english in a edition that is almost identical to the one published by Dark Horse a decade ago.

BOOK DETAILS:
Publisher: Kodansha Comics
Release date: 2010-XI-30
Language: English
Number of pages: 392
Size: 7 x 1.4 x 10 inches (B5)
Retail price: $29,99
ISBN-10: 193542906X
ISBN-13: 978-1935429067

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UK EDITION

Almost identical edition to the one Dark Horse published in the US at the same time.

BOOK DETAILS:
Publisher: Titan Books
Release date: 2001-X-26
Language: English
Number of pages: 400
Size: 7 x 1.4 x 10 inches (B5)
Retail price: £24.99
ISBN-10: 1840233656
ISBN-13: 978-1840233650

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GERMAN EDITION

BOOK DETAILS:
Publisher: Carlsen
Release date: 2001-IV
Language: German
Number of pages: 400
Size: 16,9 x 4 x 25,7 cm (B5)
Retail price: €16

ISBN-10: 3551745242
ISBN-13: 978-3551745248

AVAILABILITY

BOOK DETAILS:
Publisher: Glénat
Release date: 2000-I-19
Language: French
Number of pages: 400
Size: 25,6 x 3 x 18,1 cm (B5)
Retail price: €16
ISBN-10: 2723428249
ISBN-13: 978-2723428248

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FRENCH EDITION: Édition originale (2018)

New edition with new translation, subtitled onomatopoeias,
Japanese right to left reading style and original cover design.


BOOK DETAILS:
Publisher: Glénat
Release date: 2018-VIII-22
Language: French
Number of pages: 400
Size: 25,6 x 3 x 18,1 cm (B5)
Retail price: €14.95
ISBN-10: 2344012435
ISBN-13: 978-2344012437


ITALIAN EDITION (2000) vol.7 & 8

BOOK 9 DETAILS:
Publisher: Plante Manga
Release date: 1999-XI
Language: Italian
Number of pages:
Size: 18 x 26 cm
Retail price: €5,11








BOOK 10 DETAILS:
Publisher: Planet Manga
Release date: 2000-I
Language: Italian
Number of pages:
Size: 18 x 26 cm
Retail price: €5,11







ITALIAN EDITION (2005)

BOOK DETAILS:
Publisher: Panini Comics
Release date: 2005-XII-31
Language: Italian
Number of pages: 398
Size: 25,6 x 3 x 18,1 cm (B5)
Retail price: €15 
ISBN-10: 8883435419
ISBN-13: 978-8883435416

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SPANISH EDITION

BOOK DETAILS:
Publisher: Ediciones B
Release date: 2000-V-18
Language: Spanish
Number of pages: 392
Size: 25,6 x 3 x 18,1 cm (B5)
Retail price: €15.50

ISBN-10: 8440688997
ISBN-13: 978-8440688996


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