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●VHS● SO WHAT




Today it was released on VHS the live action movie directed by Naoto Yamakawa (山川直人) SO WHAT, based on an original 28 pages story written by Katsuhiro Otomo, published as a manga in Manga Action Zoukan (漫画アクション増刊 ) in 1978-VI-10. Katsuhiro Otomo's manga was collected in the book GOOD WEATHER.


VHS DETAILS

Publisher: Bandai
Release date: 1988-11-29
Duration: 98 min
Language: Japanese
Retail price: ¥14,800
Catalogue number: BES-282


AVAILABILITY

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●VIDEO β● AKIRA



Katsuhiro Otomo's last animation film, AKIRA was released today in Video β II format in Japan.


VIDEO β DETAILS

Publisher: Bandai
Release date: 1988-XI-29
Audio: Japanese
Format: Video β II
Duration: 124 min
Retail price: ¥9,800
Catalogue Number: BEB-320

●ILLUSTRATION● AKIRA back in YOUNG MAGAZINE



Today to celebrate that the manga AKIRA seriealization comes back to Young Magazine with the publication of part 88, this month issue features a cover illustrated by Katsuhiro Otomo. AKIRA's last episode was published on April 20, 1987 and has been paused for 17 months due to Otomo's full time involvement in the realization of the animated full length movie version of AKIRA.


This Illustration is collected in the book AKIRA CLUB.

●MANGA● AKIRA part 88




AKIRA part 88

Published in Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) in 1988-XI-21
15 pages | B/W


This episode is collected in the books:
AKIRA 5 in original black & white
All Color AKIRA 10 colored by Steve Oliff
True Color AKIRA 5 colored by Steve Oliff

●BOOK● Anime Comics AKIRA 4 (AKIRA 4 アニメコミックス)




This is the fourth of five volumes of the comics adaptation of the last animation film by Katsuhiro Otomo: AKIRA. This comics are full color compositions of still frames taken from the film with written dialogues and sound effects added on top of them. Each volume has an original cover illustration by Otomo.


BOOK DETAILS

Publisher: Kodansha (講談社)
Release date: 1988-XI-5
Language: japanese
Number of pages: 158
Size: 7.1 x 5 x 0.5 inches
Retail price: ¥ 690
ISBN-10: 4061744712
ISBN-13: 978-4061744714


AVAILABILITY

Amazon JP: http://amzn.to/10SQgc5
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1EeLGIK
Amazon CA: http://amzn.to/1EzCEnt
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1CUg72y
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OTHER EDITIONS

This book was re-released in the year 2000 with a different cover design:
Anime Comics AKIRA Republication Version 4 (アニメKC・コミックス 復刻版 AKIRA 4)

●VHS● NEKO WA YOKU ASAGATA KAETTE KURU (猫はよく朝方帰ってくる)



Today it was released on VHS as part of FUKASHIGI MONOGATARI (不可思議物語) together with 7 other shorts, the 18 minute long film directed by Naoto Yamakawa (山川直人) based on Katsuhiro Otomo's manga NEKO WA YOKU ASAGATA KAETTE KURU (猫はよく朝方帰ってくる) published in 1981-IX-9. The 16mm film was released in 1988-II-27.


VHS DETAILS:

Publisher: Tohokushinsha (東北新社)
Release date: 1988-XI-5
Audio: Japanese
Duration: 96 min
Retail price: ¥14,800
Catalogue number: VG-136


AVAILABILITY

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●VHS● AKIRA PRODUCTION REPORT 2



This 15 minute long VHS includes a commentary by a Bandai responsible that was involved in the film. It was released in rental shops.



VHS DETAILS


Publisher: Bandai (バンダイ)
Release date: 1988-XI
Audio: Japanese
Run time: 15 min