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●DVD● PERFECT BLUE (パーフェクトブルー)



PERFECT BLUE was released in DVD today. This first DVD edition of the 1998 released animation film directed by Satoshi Kon (今 敏) in which Katsuhiro Otomo collaborated in the planning stage is presented in a CD kind of case.


DVD DETAILS

Publisher: Pioneer
Release date: 1998-XII-22
Format: NTSC | Region 2 | DVD9 | 1.66:1
Audio: Japanese Dolby Digital Stereo
Subtitles:-
Run time: 82 min
Retail price: ¥8,190
Catalogue number: PIBA-3001


AVAILABILITY



2003 JAPANESE EDITION

Includes the same CD box size booklet in a newly designed DVD case.

DVD DETAILS
Publisher: Pioneer
Release date: 2003-XII-21
Format: NTSC | Region 2 | DVD9 | 1.66:1
Audio: Japanese Dolby Digital Stereo
Subtitles:-
Run time: 82 min
Retail price: ¥3,990
Catalogue number: GNBA-3001

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●SPANISH BOOK● LOS LIBROS DE NEKO KATSUHIRO OTOMO


The Spanish publisher Camaleón Ediciones has released a book about Katsuhiro Otomo under the collection 'Los Libros de Neko'. The book covers Otomo's trajectory from his early manga works to his last animation projects, featuring multiple illustrations in black and white and color. It also includes an extensive interview re-edited from pieces of other interviews from various Japanese magazines and Q&A session of the 'Saló del Comic de Barcelona' he atended in 1993. 


BOOK DETAILS

Publisher: Camaleón Ediciones
Release date: 1998
Language: Spanish
Number of pages: 64
Size: 21 x 27 cm
Retail price: 975pts (5,85€)

●BOOK● SPRIGGAN THE MOVIE COMPLETE






This book covers widely the process of making SPRIGGAN (スプリガン) the animation directed by Hirotsugu Kawasaki (川崎博嗣) that was released on september 5th in Japanese theaters. Katsuhiro Otomo was in charge of the Screen Story Structure and the design of Noah's Ark featured in the film. The movie is based on a homonym manga written by Hiroshi Takashige (たかしげ 宙) and illustrated by Ryōji Minagawa (皆川 亮二) that was published by SHOGAKUKAN (小学館) in Japan from 1989 to 1996. The film promotional poster was illustrated by Otomo himself and this illustration is included in this book as a first page foldout with Otomo's signature and self-portrait in red.


BOOK DETAILS

Publisher: Shogakukan (小学館)
Release date: 1998-X-1
Language: Japanese
Number of pages: 213 pages
Size: 9.6 x 9.1 x 0.8 inches
Retail price: ¥3,000
ISBN-10: 4091011861
ISBN-13: 978-4091011862


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●VHS● PERFECT BLUE (パーフェクトブルー)


Today it was released the VHS of PERFECT BLUE, the 1998 released animation film directed by Satoshi Kon (今 敏) in which Katsuhiro Otomo collaborated in the planning stage.


VHS DETAILS

Publisher: Pioneer
Release date: 1998-IX-25
Audio: Japanese
Run time: 82 min
Retail price: ¥10,580
Catalogue number: PIVS-7190


AVAILABILITY

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●LASER DISC● PERFECT BLUE (パーフェクトブルー)



The Laser Disc of PERFECT BLUE, the 1998 released animation film directed by Satoshi Kon (今 敏) in which Katsuhiro Otomo collaborated in the planning stage comes bundled in a hard box that includes three poster and a 24 page booklet.


LD DETAILS

Publisher: Pioneer
Release date: 1998-IX-25
Format: NTSC | CLV | 1.85:1
Audio: Japanese Dolby Digital 5.1 | Stereo
Run time: 82 min
Retail price: ¥7,800
Catalogue number: PILA-9001


AVAILABILITY

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●PAMPHLET● SPRIGGAN movie pamphlet (スプリガン 映画パンフレット)




Theater program of SPRIGGAN (スプリガン) the last animation film directed by Hirotsugu Kawasaki (川崎博嗣) where Katsuhiro Otomo has been in charge of the Screen Story Structure and the design of Noah's Ark.


PAMPHLET DETAILS

Publisher:
Release date: 1998-IX-5
Language: Japanese
Number of pages:-
Size:-
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●ANIMATION FILM● SPRIGGAN (スプリガン)



SPRIGGAN (スプリガン) was released today in Japanese theaters. Katsuhiro Otomo has been in charge of the Screen Story Structure and the design of Noah's Ark in this last animation film directed by Hirotsugu Kawasaki (川崎博嗣). The movie is based on a homonym manga written by Hiroshi Takashige (たかしげ 宙) and illustrated by Ryōji Minagawa (皆川 亮二) that was published by SHOGAKUKAN (小学館) in Japan from 1989 to 1996. The films promotional poster was illustrated by Otomo himself and the illustration is included in the page 35 of his artbook KABA2


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FILM CREDITS


Directed by
Hirotsugu Kawasaki (川崎 博嗣)

Script:
Hirotsugu Kawasaki (川崎 博嗣)
Yasutaka Ito (伊藤 康隆)

Storyboard: 
Hirotsugu Kawasaki (川崎 博嗣)
Music: Kuniaki Haishima (蓜島 邦明)

Original creator:
Hiroshi Takashige (たかしげ 宙)
Ryoji Minagawa (皆川 亮二)

Character Design: 
Hisashi Eguchi (江口 寿志)

Art Director: 
Mutsuo Koseki (小関 睦夫)

Animation Director:
Hisashi Eguchi (江口 寿志)
Katsumi Matsuda (松田 勝巳)
Masaaki Endou (遠藤 正明)
Tetsuya Kumagai (熊谷 哲矢)
Yasuyuki Shimizu (清水 保行)

Screen Story Structure & Noah's Ark Design: 
Katsuhiro Otomo

Mechanical design:
Kimitoshi Yamane (山根 公利)

CGI Director: 
Akiko Saito (齋藤 亜紀子)

Director of Photography: 
Hisao Shirai

Color setting: 
Hisami Akiyama

Gun Designs: 
Tensai Okamura (岡村 天斎)

Mechanical animation Director: 
Masahito Yamashita

Setting: 
Yasumitsu Suetake (末武 康光)

Production manager: 
Yasushi Takahashi

Animation Association:
F.A.I International

Production:
Bandai Visual (バンダイビジュアル)
Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions (小学館集英社プロダクション)
Tokyo Broadcasting System
TOHO (東宝株式会社)
Production Studio: Studio 4°C
Spriggan Committee (スプリガン製作委員会)


●INTERVIEW● Takahiko Mitake & Katsuhiro Otomo

This month's SMART magazine features a three page interview of Katsuhiro Otomo by Takahiko Mitake (三嶽貴彦) focusing on the animated film SPRIGGAN in which Otomo collaborated recently. This interview is the number ten in a series known as 'SMART VIP ROOM'.

●CD● SPRIGGAN Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (SPRIGGAN オリジナル・モーション・ピクチャー・サウンドトラック)



Kuniaki Haishima (蓜島 邦明) composed the music for the last anime collaboration by Katsuhiro Otomo, SPRIGGAN a movie directed by Hirotsugu Kawasaki (川崎博嗣).


CD DETAILS

Label: Columbia Japan (日本コロムビア)
Release date: 1998-VIII-21
Duration: 49 min
Retail price: ¥3,146
Catalogue number: COCP-30017


AVAILABILITY

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TRACK LIST

01. Jing Ling(Saju)
02. Guard Circle
03. SPRIGGAN
04. reliefing
05. Ancient Plate
06. Coding jungle
07. One oeeurrence
08. Drive in Istanbul
09. Ararat
10. Streiger Arcam
11. Macdougal
12. nation of Will
13. Scale box
14. Sink
15. fff・Cross
16. Projection life
17. NOA
18. Galset Maar
19. dark bag
20. Orbit
21. Meyzel
22. jean
23. Amusing jean
24. Snow field
25. NOA NOISE
26. air lost
27. SPRIENO

●SHORT ANIMATION FILM● GUNDAM: MISSION TO THE RISE (ガンダム ミッション・トゥ・ザ・ライズ)






Katsuhiro Otomo has written and directed GUNDAM: MISSION TO THE RISE (ガンダム ミッション・トゥ・ザ・ライズ), a CG animation short film premiered at Gundam Big Bang Proclamation event that took place on August 1, 1998 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the GUNDAM franchise. The conceptual drawings by Otomo are collected in the book KABA 2. The short film was included in the DVD ROAD TO STEAMBOY.

MAIN FILM CREDITS

Written and directed by
Katsuhiro Otomo

Storyboard:
Katsuhiro Otomo

Music: 
Kuniaki Haishima

Original Concept:
Hajime Yatate
Yoshiyuki Tomino

Mechanical design:
Katsuhiro Otomo
Takashi Watabe

Art design: 
Takashi Watabe

CGI Director: 
Shinji Aramaki

Design:
Junichi Akutsu
Katsuhiro Otomo
Takahiro Yamada
Production:
Bandai Visual
DEIZ
Sunrise

●ILLUSTRATION● BAKUMATSU SODE GARAMI


Katsuhiro Otomo has drawn the cover illustration for Bakumatsu sode garami (幕末袖がらみ) a novel by Takashi Tougou (東郷 隆). Illustrtaion collected in the book KABA 2 (page 50).


BOOK DETAILS

Publisher: Bungeishunju Inc.
Publishing date : 1998-VII-30
Language: Japanese
Number of pages: 283
Size: 19.4 x 14 x 2.4 cm (B6)
Retail Price:¥1,714
ISBN-10: 4163176705
ISBN-13: 978-4163176703


AVAILABILITY

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●CD● GENMA TAISEN Original Soundtrack (幻魔大戦 オリジナル・サウンドトラック)



The soundtrack of the 1983 released animation film GENMA TAISEN (幻魔大戦) directed by Rintaro in which Katsuhiro Otomo worked as character designer was released today in CD format. This OST was composed by Nozomu Aoki (青木 望) and Keith Emerson and 'Children of the light' vocals performed by Rosemary Butler.


CD DETAILS

Label: Culture Publishing Japan (ダブリューイーエー・ジャパン)
Release date: 1998-V-25
Run Time: 38 分
Retail price: ¥2,800
Catalog Number CPC8-3003


AVAILABILITY

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TRACK LIST

01. ハルマゲドン序曲
02. 啓示(フロイのテーマ)/THEME OF FLOI
03. 失われた惑星 〜J.S.バッハ トッカータとフーガニ短調より〜
04. サイオニクス・プリンセス
05. フライング、フライング/JOE AND MICHIKO
06. 甦る使命
07. 光の天使/CHILDREN OF THE LIGHT
08. 幻魔咆哮
09. ソニー・ザ・キッド/SONNY'S SKATE STATE
10. 遥かなる時
11. 幻魔の攻撃/ZAMEDY STOMP
12. 地球を護る者/CHALLENGE OF THE PSIONICS FIGHTERS

●PAMPHLET● PERFECT BLUE movie pamphlet (パーフェクトブルー 映画パンフレット)





Theater Program of PERFECT BLUE the first animation film directed by Satoshi Kon (今 敏)in which Katsuhiro Otomo has collaborated in the planning stage.

PAMPHLET DETAILS

Publisher:Rex Entertainment
Release date: 1998-II-28
Language: Japanese
Number of pages: -
Size: 25.7 cm × 36.4 cm
Retail price:-

●ANIMATION FILM● PERFECT BLUE (パーフェクトブルー)



PERFECT BLUE was released today theatrically in Japan. Katsuhiro Otomo collaborated in the planning stage of this animation film directed by Satoshi Kon (今 敏). The movie is based on the novel PERFECT BLUE: COMPLETE METAMORPHOSIS (パーフェクト・ブルー 完全変態) written by Yoshikazu Takeuchi (竹内 義和).


FILM CREDITS


Directed by
Satoshi Kon (今 敏)

Script:
Sadayuki Murai (村井 さだゆき)

Music:
Masahiro Ikumi (磯見 雅博)

Original Character Design:
Hisashi Eguchi (江口 寿史)

Character Design:
Hideki Hamasu (濱洲 英喜)
Satoshi Kon (今 敏)

Art Director:
Nobutaka Ike (池 信孝)

Animation Director: 
Hideki Hamasu (濱洲 英喜)

Original Novel: 
Yoshikazu Takeuchi (竹内 義和)

Sound Director: 
Masafumi Mima (三間 雅文)

Director of Photography: 
Hisao Shirai (白井 久男)

Color design: 
Ken Hashimoto (橋本 賢)

Editing: 
Harutoshi Ogata (尾形 治敏)

Planning:
Koichi Okamoto
Yoshikazu Takeuchi (竹内 義和)

Planning Assistant:
Atsushi Naito 
Katsuhiro Otomo
Toshio Higuchi

General Producer: 
Takeshi Kitano (武 北野) (as Takeshi Washitani)

Animation Production:
MADHOUSE (マッドハウス)
Oniro

Background Art: 
Team's Art (ティームズアート)

Special effects:
Visual Workshop (ビジュアルワークショップ)

CGI Assistance:
Animation Staff Room
D・Shop
Imagica (イマジカ)
Marcus
Satelight (サテライト)

Distribution Assistance: 
City Publishing

Production & Distributor: 
Rex Entertainment

Photography: 
Studio Cosmos (スタジオコスモス)

Film Developing: 
Tokyo Laboratory (東京現像所)

In-Between Animation & Paint:
Dr. Movie
Kyung Kang ANIA (京江ANIA)

Ligthwork & Titles: 
Maki Production (マキ・プロダクション)

Music Production: 
iNoks Records

Recording Studio: 
Aoi Studio (アオイスタジオ)

Sound Effects: 
Sound Box (サウンドボックス)

Sound Production: 
Techno Sound (テクノサウンド)

Planning: 
Double Max

●CD● PERFECT BLUE Original Soundtrack (パーフェクト・ブルー オリジナル・サウンドトラック)


This is the soundtrack of the last animation film directed by Satoshi Kon (今 敏) in which Katsuhiro Otomo collaborated in the planning stage. Music composed by Masahiro Ikumi (幾見 雅博), Makoto Mitsui (三井 誠), This Time, PIPELINE PROJECT & YūjiYoshida (吉田裕ニ).

CD DETAILS


Label: iNOKS / Pony Canyon
Release date: 1998-II-18
Duration 48 min
Retail price: ¥2,854
Catalogue number: PCCR-95001 


AVAILABILITY


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TRACK LIST


1. 愛の天使 (4:19)
2. 一人でも平気 (4:37)
3. 未麻のテーマ (5:45)
4. 悪夢 (5:20)
5. バーチャ未麻 (4:50)
6. 内田のテーマ (4:17)
7. 想い出に抱かれて今は (5:08)
8. 悪夢 (KAMINARI バージョン) (5:53)
9. バーチャ未麻 (VOICE バージョン) (4:39)
10. SEASON (3:40)