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●DVD● METROPOLIS MEMORIAL BOX (メトロポリス メモリアルボックス)


Bandai Visual has released today the MEMORIAL DVD BOX of METROPOLIS, the last animation movie directed by Rintaro (りんたろう) written by Katsuhiro Otomo and based on the manga by the legendary Osamu Tezuka (手塚 治虫).


DVD CONTENTS

●"Nostalgic color" sepia tone demo [16:9 multi-angle]
●"Ziggurat air walk" ... CG video test
●Animax special "All of the public finally Metropolis" 
●Family theater special "The World of Rintaro × Katsuhiro Otomo" 
●"Pilot video" 
●"Theme song promotional video" 
●"Trailers" 
●"Metropolis background art collection" a pseudo screen saver for NTSC monitor

The box also includes:
●"Metropolis maps" and "person correlation diagram"
●A Luxury Reference booklet (128 pages) 
●Complete Storyboard by director Rintaro toryboard (528 pages)


EDITION DETAILS

Publisher: Bandai Visual
Release date: 2001-XII-7
Format: NTSC | Region 2 | 2xDVD9 | 16:9 Vista Size | 480i
Language: Japanese Dolby Digital 5.1 & DTS 5.1
Subtitles: Japanese
Run time: 110 (film)
Retail price: ¥12,800
Catalogue Number: BCBA-1033

AVAILABILITY



JAPANESE REGULAR EDITION

DVD DETAILS:
Publisher: Bandai Visual
Release date: 2001-XII-7
Format: NTSC | Region 2 | DVD9 | 16:9 Vista Size | 480i
Language: Japanese Dolby Digital 5.1 & DTS 5.1
Subtitles: Japanese
Run time: 110 
Catalogue Number: BCBA-1034
Retail price: ¥3,800


●ORIGINAL STORY● HIPIRAKUN (ヒピラくん) ep.6




HIPIRAKUN (ヒピラくん) ep.6

Published in NeNe (ねーねー) #39
2001-XI-15 | 4 pages | Color

Original story by Katsuhiro Otomo (大友 克洋)
Illustrated by Shinji Kimura (木村 真二)


Collected in the books:



●DVD● AKIRA DVD SPECIAL EDITION





Bandai Visual has released this Special Edition DVD BOX set of Katsuhiro Otomo's epic animation film AKIRA, The box includes a remastered version of the main film on DVD a bonus DVD discs with production material of the film, a 16 pages booklet and and a pocket edition Book that includes the full storyboards drawn by Otomo, previously published by Kodansha in 1988 in two volumes (1 & 2). Katsuhiro Otomo's Tetsuo illustration drawn for the occasion and used in the promotion and in the package design is collected in the pages 9-10 of the book KABA 2.

Official BANDAI VISUAL website:
http://www.bandaivisual.co.jp/akira


DVD BONUS FEATURES

■AKIRA Production Report「アキラ・プロダクション・レポート」
■TV commercials, trailers and more.
■Katsuhiro Otomo interview with Shoji Yamashiro「大友克洋・山城祥二新インタビュー」
■Quick Action Recorder library「クイックアクションレコーダー・ライブラリー」


DVD BOX DETAILS

Publisher: Bandai Visual
Release date: 2001-X-25
Format: NTSC | Region 2 | 2xDVD9 | 16:9 Vista Size
Audio: Japanese | English Dolby Digital 5.1 & Stereo
Subtitles: Japanese | English
Duration: 129 + 138 min
Retail price: ¥10,290
Catalogue number: BCBA-1025


AVAILABILITY

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●ORIGINAL STORY● HIPIRAKUN (ヒピラくん) ep.5




HIPIRAKUN (ヒピラくん) ep.5

Published in NeNe (ねーねー) #38
2001-IX-14 | 4 pages | Color

Original story by Katsuhiro Otomo (大友 克洋)
Illustrated by Shinji Kimura (木村 真二)


Collected in the books:



●DVD● WORLD APARTMENT HORROR (ワールド・アパートメント・ホラー)



WORLD APARTMENT HORROR (ワールド・アパートメント・ホラー) was released today on DVD in Japan. This live action movie was co-written and directed by Katsuhiro Otomo upon an original story by Satoshi Kon (今 敏) who draw the manga with the same name that was published in Kodansha's Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) between 1991-III-25 and 1991-IV-22and later collected in the book WORLD APARTMENT HORROR (ワールド・アパートメント・ホラー) together with three more stories by Satoshi Kon.



DVD DETAILS

Publisher: Sony Music Entertainment
Release date: 2001-VIII-22
Format: NTSC | Region 2 | DVD9 |
Audio: Japanese Dolby Digital Stereo
Duration: 97 min.
Retail price: ¥ 4,725
Catalogue number: SVWB-5009


AVAILABILITY

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●ORIGINAL STORY● HIPIRAKUN (ヒピラくん) ep.4




HIPIRAKUN (ヒピラくん) ep.4

Published in NeNe (ねーねー) #37
2001-VII-14 | 4 pages | Color

Original story by Katsuhiro Otomo (大友 克洋)
Illustrated by Shinji Kimura (木村 真二)


Collected in the books:



●MANGA● METROPOLIS NO OTOGAKI MANGA


OTOMO KATSUHIRO X METROPOLIS NO OTOGAKI MANGA
(大友克洋×メトロポリスの後書きマンガ)

Published in the book 'Otomo Katsuhiro x Metropolis'
2001-VII-1 | 2 pages | B&W


●BOOK● KATSUHIRO OTOMO X METROPOLIS (大友克洋×メトロポリス)





This book contains the METROPOLIS (メトロポリス) screenplay written by Katsuhiro Otomo and based in a manga by the legendary Osamu Tezuka (手塚 治虫). This animation film directed by Rintaro (りんたろう) was released Theatrically in Japan on April 26, 2001 . A two page comic by Otomo is included as afterword.


BOOK DETAILS


Publisher: Kadokawa (角川書店)
Release date: 2001-VII-1
Language: Japanese
Number of pages: 127
Size: 21.2 x 15 x 1.6 cm (A5)
Retail price: ¥1,800
ISBN-10: 4048533770
ISBN-13: 978-4048533775

AVAILABILITY


●BOOK● METROPOLIS THE MOVIE MEMOIR (メトロポリスThe Movieメモワール)



This book covers the production process of the last animation film directed by Rintaro (りん・たろう) based on a manga story by Osamu Tezuka (手塚 治虫) and with screenplay written by Katsuhiro Otomo (大友克洋).


BOOK DETAILS

Publisher: Kadokawa (角川書店)
Release Date: 2001-VI-15
Language: Japanese
Number of pages: 127
Size:
Retail price: ¥2,415
ISBN-10: 4048533754
ISBN-13: 978-4048533751


AVAILABILITY

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●ILLUSTRATION● NUKARUNDEKARA


Katsuhiro Otomo (大友 克洋) has drawn the cover illustration for NUKARUNDEKARA (ぬかるんでから) a novel by Tetsuya Sato (佐藤哲也). The illustration was collected in KABA 2 (page 51).


BOOK DETAILS (hardcover)

Publisher: Bungeishunjū (文藝春秋)
Publishing date : 2001-V-30

Language: Japanese
Number of pages: 242
Size: 
19 x 13.6 x 2.2 cm (B6)
Retail price: ¥1,619
ISBN-10: 4163200509
ISBN-13: 978-4163200507


AVAILABILITY

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OTHER JAPANESE EDITION (paperback)

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Bungeishunjū (文藝春秋)
Publishing date : 2007-VIII-10
Language: Japanese
Pages: 252
Size: 15 x 10.6 x 1.4 cm
Retail price:¥524
ISBN-10: 4167739011
ISBN-13: 978-4167739010

AVAILABILITY

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●ANIMATION FILM● METROPOLIS (メトロポリス)



Today it was released in Japanese theaters METROPOLIS (メトロポリス), the last animation movie by director Rin Taro (りんたろう) with the screenplay written by Katsuhiro Otomo (大友 克洋) and based on the manga by the legendary Osamu Tezuka (手塚 治虫).


MAIN FILM CREDITS


Directed by
Rintaro (りんたろう)

Screenplay: 
Katsuhiro Otomo (大友 克洋) 

Music: 
Toshiyuki Honda (本多 俊之)

Original Manga: 
Osamu Tezuka (手塚 治虫)

Character Design & Chief Animation Director: 
Yasuhiro Nakura (名倉 靖博)

Art Director, Background art supervisor & Character Color Design:
Shuichi Hirata (平田 秀一)

Sound Director: 
Masafumi Mima (三間 雅文)

Director of Photography: 
Hitoshi Yamaguchi (山口 仁)

CGI Supervision: 
Tsuneo Maeda (前田 庸生)

Character Mechanics:
Seiji Handa (反田 誠二)

Color setting:
Osamu Mikasa (三笠 修)

Digital Work:
Kazuhiro Kinoshita (木下 和宏)
Yuji Ikehata (池畑 祐治)

Key Animation Supervisor:
Kunihiko Sakurai (桜井 邦彦)
Shigeo Akahori (赤堀 重雄)
Shigeru Fujita (藤田 しげる)

Layout:
Hisashi Abe (阿部 恒)
Yoshiaki Kawajiri (川尻 善昭)
Yoshinori Kanemori (兼森 義則)

Project Initiation:
Masao Maruyama (丸山 正雄)
Rintaro ((りんたろう))
Shigeru Watanabe (渡辺 繁)

Theme Song Composition: 
Joe Primrose ("St. James Infirmary")

Theme Song Performance:
Atsushi Kimura (木村 敦) ("St. James Infirmary")

Minako Obata (ED)
Ray Charles ("I Can't Stop Loving You")

Animation Production: 
MADHOUSE  (マッドハウス)

CG Effects:
Animation Staff Room
Dr. Movie
IKIF+
Satelight  (サテライト)
Studio 4°C

Conceptual Support: 
Tezuka Productions (手塚プロダクション)

Digital Paint:
Dr. Movie
Kyung Kang ANIA (京江ANIA)

Distributor: 
Bandai Visual

Editing:
Nakamizo Editing Room

In-Between Animation:
Beijing Xie Le Art Co., Ltd. (北京写楽美術芸術品有限公司)
Dr. Movie
Kyung Kang ANIA (京江ANIA)
Mushi Production (虫プロダクション)
Oh! Production (オープロダクション)
Tezuka Productions (手塚プロダクション)

Key Animation: 
Oh! Production (オープロダクション)

Laboratory: 
Imagica ( イマジカ)

Music Production: 
Victor Entertainment

Production:
Bandai Visual (バンダイビジュアル)
Dentsu Inc. (電通)
Imagica ( イマジカ)
Kadokawa Shoten ( 角川書店)
Metropolis Production Partners
Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. (ソニー・ピクチャーズ エンタテインメント)
Starchild Records (スターチャイルドレコード)
Tezuka Productions Co., Ltd. (手塚プロダクション)
TOHO (東宝株式会社)


●PAMPHLET● METROPOLIS movie pamphlet (メトロポリス 映画パンフレット)



Theater Program of the last animation film directed by Rintaro (りん・たろう) based on a manga story by Osamu Tezuka (手塚 治虫) and with screenplay written by Katsuhiro Otomo (大友克洋).


PAMPHLET DETAILS

Publisher:-
Release date: 2001-V-26
Language: Japanese
Number of pages: 38
Size: B5
Retail price:-


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●CD● METROPOLIS ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK (メトロポリス ― オリジナル・サウンドトラック)



The Soundtrack from the last animation film by Rintaro (りん・たろう) based on the manga by Osamu Tezuka (手塚 治虫) and with screenplaywritten by Katsuhiro Otomo (大友克洋) was composed by Toshiyuki Onda (本多俊之) and features Atsuki Kimura (木村充揮) and Minako 'Mooki' Obata.


CD DETAILS

Label: King Records (キングレコード)
Release date: 2001-V-23
Duration: 59 min
Retail price: ¥3,146
Catalogue number: KICA-540


AVAILABILITY

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TRACK LIST

01. METROPOLIS
02. FORBODING
03. ZIGGURAT
04. GOING TO“ZONE”
05. SNIPER
06. EL BOMBERO
07. THREE-FACED OF“ZONE”
08. “ZONE”RHAPSODY
09. HIDE OUT
10. RUN
11. ST.JAMES INFIRMARY(木村充揮)
12. SYMPATHY
13. SNOW
14. PROPAGANDA
15. CHASE
16. JUDGEMENT
17. AWAKENING
18. FURY
19. AFTER ALL
20. THERE’LL NEVER BE GOOD-BYE~THE THEME OF METROPOLIS~(MINAKO“mooki”OBATA)

●ORIGINAL STORY● HIPIRAKUN (ヒピラくん) ep.3




HIPIRAKUN (ヒピラくん) ep.3


Published in NeNe (ねーねー) #36
2001-V-15 | 4 pages | Color

Original story by Katsuhiro Otomo (大友 克洋)
Illustrated by Shinji Kimura (木村 真二)


Collected in the books:



●MANGA● ORBITAL ERA




ORBITAL ERA

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) No.22+22
2001-V-14 | 4 pages | Color

This short story was collected in the artbook KABA 2

●ILLUSTRATION● STANLEY KUBRICK



To commemorate the year in witch Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY film takes place, Katsuhiro Otomo drew an illustration for this months ANIMAGE (アニメージュ) No.5 magazine where he was also interviewed. The illustration is collected in the book KABA 2 (page 41).

MAGAZINE DETAILS:

Publisher: Tokuma shoten (徳間書店)
Release date: 2001-V-10
Number of pages: 210
Size: A4
Retail price: ¥590







●ILLUSTRATION● GOOKAI! EIGA GAKU: JAMES CAMERON TALKS ABOUT FILM



Katsuhiro Otomo has drawn the cover illustration for the book GOOKAI! EIGA GAKU: JAMES CAMERON TALKS ABOUT FILM ( 豪快!映画学 ジェームズ・キャメロン TALKS ABOUT FILM). An extensive talk about filmmaking between american director James Cameron and Takao Komine (小峯隆生). The illustration is collected in the bookKABA 2 (page 42).


BOOK DETAILS

Publisher: Shueisha International (集英社インターナショナル)
Release date: 2001-III-26
Language: Japanese
Number of pages: 207
Size: 19 x 12.4 x 2 cm (B6)
Retail price: ¥ 1,200
ISBN-10: 4797670355
ISBN-13: 978-4797670356


AVAILABILITY

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●ORIGINAL STORY● HIPIRAKUN (ヒピラくん) ep.2




HIPIRAKUN (ヒピラくん) ep.2

Published in NeNe (ねーねー) #35
2001-III-15 | 4 pages | Color

Original story by Katsuhiro Otomo (大友 克洋)
Illustrated by Shinji Kimura (木村 真二)


Collected in the books:



●ILLUSTRATED ESSAY● CARBON HEART #22



CARBON HEART #22

Dengeki Animation Magazine (電撃アニメーションマガジン)
2001-II-10 | 1 page | B&W

Collected in the book:

●ORIGINAL STORY● HIPIRAKUN (ヒピラくん) ep.1




HIPIRAKUN (ヒピラくん) ep.1

Published in NeNe (ねーねー) #34
2001-I-15 | 4 pages | Color

Original story by Katsuhiro Otomo (大友 克洋)
Illustrated by Shinji Kimura (木村 真二)


Collected in the books:
HIPIRA KUN (ヒピラくん) [2002 edition]
HIPIRA KUN (ヒピラくん) [2010 re-release]