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●MANGA ORIGINAL STORY● STEAMBOY chapter VII - LONDON HEN 2(ロンドン編2)



STEAMBOY chapter VII - LONDON HEN 2(ロンドン編2)


Monthly Magazine Z (月刊マガジンゼット) #2
2005-XII-26 | 27 pages | B&W

Original Story by Katsuhiro Otomo (大友 克洋)
Written and illustrated by Yu Kinutani (衣谷 遊)

Collected in the book:
STEAMBOY UE (スチームボーイ 上)


●MANGA ORIGINAL STORY● STEAMBOY chapter VI - LONDON HEN 1(ロンドン編1)



STEAMBOY chapter VI - LONDON HEN 1(ロンドン編1)

Monthly Magazine Z (月刊マガジンゼット) #1
2005-XI-26 | 34 pages | B/W

Original Story by Katsuhiro Otomo (大友 克洋)
Written and illustrated by Yu Kinutani (衣谷 遊)

Collected in the book:
STEAMBOY UE (スチームボーイ 上)


●MANGA ORIGINAL STORY● STEAMBOY chapter V - MANCHESTER HEN 5(マンチェスター編5)



STEAMBOY chapter V - MANCHESTER HEN 5(マンチェスター編5)

Monthly Magazine Z (月刊マガジンゼット) #12
2005-X-26 | 36 pages | B&W

Original Story by Katsuhiro Otomo (大友 克洋)
Written and illustrated by Yu Kinutani (衣谷 遊)

Collected in the book:
STEAMBOY UE (スチームボーイ 上)

●BOOK● LITTLE NEMO 1905-2005: UN SIGLO DE SUEÑOS



This book commemorates the 100th anniversary of Winsor McCay's masterwork LITTLE NEMO. Various authors collaborated with essays, illustrations and comics. Published in spanish by Ediciones Sins Entido and in Italian by Cocorino Press, Otomo made a single page manga that pays tribute to McCay's work titled LITTLE BIT NEMO IN SLUMB. This page was collected later in Italian language in Otomo's artbook KABA 2 


BOOK DETAILS

Publisher : Ediciones Sins Entido
Release date: 2005-X-1
Language: Spanish
Hardcover: 104 pages
Retail price: 24 euro
Size: A4
ISBN-10: 8495634724
ISBN-13: 978-8495634726


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ITALIAN EDITION ● LITTLE NEMO 1905-2005 UN SECOLO DI SOGNI

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Coconino Press
Release date: 2005-XI-24
Hardcover: 102 pages
Language: Italian
Retail price: 24 euro
ISBN-10: 8876180214
ISBN-13: 978-8876180217

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●UMD● AKIRA






Geneon has released AKIRA on UMD disc for PlasyStation Portable in the United States. This is the first time AKIRA is released in this new Sony proprietary format. And even usually the japanese editions come first, AKIRA was never released in japan in UMD.


UMD DETAILS:

Publisher: Geneon [Pioneer]
Release date: 2005-IX-27
Languages: English and Japanese with english subtitles
Length: 124 min.
Retail price: 19.98$US
UMD Label: 17006


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UMD DETAILS
Publisher: Boulevard
Release date: 2005-IX-19
Languages: English and Japanese with english subtitles
Length: 124 min.
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UMD Label:


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●MANGA ORIGINAL STORY● STEAMBOY chapter IV - MANCHESTER HEN 4(マンチェスター編4)



STEAMBOY chapter IV - MANCHESTER HEN 4(マンチェスター編4)

Monthly Magazine Z (月刊マガジンゼット) #11
2005-IX-26 | 36 pages | B&W

Original Story by Katsuhiro Otomo (大友 克洋)
Written and illustrated by Yu Kinutani (衣谷 遊)

Collected in the book:
STEAMBOY UE (スチームボーイ 上)


●MANGA ORIGINAL STORY● STEAMBOY chapter III - MANCHESTER HEN 3(マンチェスター編3)



STEAMBOY chapter III - MANCHESTER HEN 3(マンチェスター編3)

Published in Monthly Magazine Z (月刊マガジンゼット) #10
2005-VIII-26 | 34 pages | B&W

Original Story by Katsuhiro Otomo (大友 克洋)
Written and illustrated by Yu Kinutani (衣谷 遊)

Collected in the book:
STEAMBOY UE (スチームボーイ 上)


●MANGA ORIGINAL STORY● STEAMBOY chapter II - MANCHESTER HEN 2(マンチェスター編2)



STEAMBOY chapter II - MANCHESTER HEN 2(マンチェスター編2)

Published in Monthly Magazine Z (月刊マガジンゼット) #9
2005-VII-26 | 32 pages | B&W

Original Story by Katsuhiro Otomo (大友 克洋)
Written and illustrated by Yu Kinutani (衣谷 遊)

Collected in the book:
STEAMBOY UE (スチームボーイ 上)


●UMD● STEAMBOY (スチームボーイ)



Sony Pictures has released AKIRA on UMD disc for PlasyStation Portable in the United States. This is the first time STEAMBOY is released in this new Sony proprietary format. And even usually the japanese editions come first, STEAMBOY was never released in japan in UMD.


UMD DETAILS:

Publisher: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Release date: 2005-VII-26
Languages: English & Japanese, Spanish
Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Length: 124 min.
Retail price: 19.98$US
Catalogue Number: 11579
UPC: 0-43396-11579-8


AVAILABILITY

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UK EDITION: 

UMD DETAILS:
Publisher: Sony Pictures
Release date: 2006-III-27
Languages: English & Japanese
Subtitles: English, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Swedish, Turkish

Length: 127 min.
Retail price: -
Catalogue Number: -
UPC: -

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GERMAN EDITION: 

UMD DETAILS:
Publisher: Sony Pictures
Release date: 2005-IX-1
Languages: Japanese, German & English (Dolby Stereo)
Subtitles: English, German, Turkish
Length: 127 min.
Retail price: -
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FRENCH EDITION:

UMD DETAILS:
Publisher: G.C.T.H.V.
Release date: 2005-IX-1
Languages: Japanese, English & French
Subtitles: English, French, Arabic

Length: 127 min.
Retail price:
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ITALIAN EDITION:

UMD DETAILS:
Publisher: Sony Pictures
Release date: 2005-IX-3
Languages: Japanese, English & Italian
Subtitles: -
Length: 127 min.
Retail price: -
Catalogue Number: -

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UMD DETAILS:
Publisher: Sony Pictures
Release date: 2005-IX-1
Languages: Japanese, English & Spanish (Dolby Stereo)
Subtitles: English & Portuguese
Length: 127 min.
Retail price:
Part Number: 03027

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●MANGA ORIGINAL STORY● STEAMBOY chapter I - MANCHESTER HEN 1(マンチェスター編1)



STEAMBOY chapter I - MANCHESTER HEN 1(マンチェスター編1)

Monthly Magazine Z (月刊マガジンゼット#8
2005-VI-26 | 42 pages | B&W

Original Story by Katsuhiro Otomo (大友 克洋)
Written and illustrated by Yu Kinutani (衣谷 遊)

Collected in the book:
STEAMBOY UE (スチームボーイ 上)


●ILLUSTRATION● STEAMBOY game promotional poster



Katsuhiro Otomo has drawn a illustration for the promotional poster of the STEAMBOY game  that will be released on 2005-VI-9 for PlayStation2.

Th illustration is collected in the book:
KABA 2 [page 16]
POSTERS [ page71]

The PlayStation game is available in Amazon Japan:

●AWARD● Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres



Katsuhiro Otomo was awarded by the French Government with the "Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres" (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters). Renaud Donnedieu gave the speech in which he enphasised the intensity of his artistic commitment, the intrepid splendor and the particular beauty of his creations.

●ANIMATION FILM● SHIN SOS DAITOKYO TANKENTAI (新SOS大東京探検隊)




SHIN SOS DAITOKYO TANKENTAI (新SOS大東京探検隊) the animation movie directed by Shinji Takagi (高木 真司) based on Katsuhiro Otomo's one shot manga SOS TAITOKYO TANKENTAI (SOS 大東京探検隊 ) was released theatricaly today.Otomo's story was originally published  in Manga Shonen Magazine(マンガ少年) in 1980-IV and collected in the book SOS TAITOKYO TANKENTAI / OTOMO KATSUHIRO ANTHOLOGY 2. Katsuhiro Otomo re-designed the characters for the occasion. The drawing are collected in the page 148 of his art book KABA 2.

FILM CREDITS:
Director: 
Shinji Takagi (高木 真司)

Screenplay:
Sadayuki Murai (村井 さだゆき)

Original creator & Original Character Design: 
Katsuhiro Otomo (大友 克洋)

Character Design & Animation Director :
Hidekazu Ohara (小原 秀一)

Art Director: 
Junichi Taniguchi (谷口 淳一)

Music: 
Yoshihiro Ike (池 頼広)

Sound Director: 
Keiichi Momose (百瀬 慶一)

CGI Director: 
Masashi Kokubo (小久保 将志)

Animation Assistant: 
Mitsunori Murata (村田 充範)

Chief animator: 
Tomonari Nakajima

Chief Compositor: 
Mitsuhiro Sato (佐藤 充宏)

Color design: 
Nagisa Abe (安部 なぎさ)

Editing: 
Takeshi Seyama (瀬山 武司)

Modeling: 
Hiroki Yamada (山田 裕城)

Special Effects Animation Director: 
Takashi Hashimoto (橋本 敬史)

Production: 
Animation Production: 
Distributor: 
Production Assistance: 
Key Animation: 
Pierrot (ぴえろ) / Studio KIN

Digital Paint: 
Buyu / Studio Elle (スタジオエル) T2 Studio / Wish

In-Between Animation:
Studio Kuma (スタジオ九魔)
Studio Takuranke (スタジオたくらんけ)
SynergySP (シナジーSP)

●INTERVIEW● OTOMO on MEMORIES


The Japanese TV channel BS2 will broadcast MEMORIES this month, the omnibus project released 10 years ago that concludes with the short film CANNON FODDER「大砲の街」 directed by Otomo himself. This short film stablishes some visual and narrative style that Otomo will continue developing in his next film STEAMBOY. Here Otomo's insights on Memories.

●DVD● STEAMBOY MEMORIAL BOX (スチームボーイ メモリアルBOX)







Bandai Visual has released a MEMORIAL BOX of the last animation film by Katsuhiro Otomo: STEAMBOY (スチームボーイ). The box includes the movie on DVD and three bonus discs: SteamBoy Archives, The Making Of SteamBoy and The Sound of SteamBoy. A 36 page booklet is also included. Katsuhiro Otomo's drawing that were used in the main box and in the posters and sticker that were use to promote the release of the box, are collected in the pages 18-20 of the book KABA 2


BOX DETAILS

Publisher: Bandai Visual
Release date: 2005-IV-14
Format: NTSC | Region 2 | 4xDVD9 | 16:9
Audio: Japanese Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: Japanese
Duration: 396 min. incl. bonus content
Retail price: ¥10,290
Catalogue number: BCBA-2144

AVAILABILITY

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2 DISC JAPANESE EDITION

The bonus disc contains the SteamBoy Archives from the Memorial Box. Includes an 8-page booklet.

DVD DETAILS:
Publisher: Bandai Visual
Release date: 2005-IV-14
Format: NTSC | Region 2 | 2xDVD9 | 16:9
Audio: Japanese Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: Japanese
Duration: 184 min. incl. bonus content
Retail price: ¥3,990
Catalogue number: BCBA-2145

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●DVD● ROUJIN Z HD Master Edition (老人Z HDマスター版)




Roujin Z (老人Z) was released today in DVD in a newly remastered edition from the HD 24P source that takes advance of the progressive video, offering a crispier image in selected DVD players and monitors. This animation movie directed by Hiroyuki Kitakubo (北久保 弘之) was released originally in Japan in 1991and it's an original story by Katsuhiro Otomo (大友 克洋) who was as well in charge of the script and the mechanical designs that featured in the movie. Those designs are collected in the pages 110 to 115 of the art book KABA 2. The story was also adapted to manga with the title ZeD.

Official site: http://www.sonymusic.co.jp/Animation/roujinz/index.html


DVD DETAILS

Publisher: Aniplex (アニプレックス)
Released date: 2005-IV-13

Format: NTSC | Region 2 | DVD9 | 1.78:1
Audio: Japanese Dolby Digital 5.1 & Mono
Subtitles: Japanese
Runing time:80 min
Retail price: ¥ 4,900
Catalogue number: ANSB-7220



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OTHE JAPANESE EDITIONS

Roujin Z was released originaly on DVD in 1999:
ROUJIN Z (老人Z)

●DVD● KATSUHIRO OTOMO CINEMA ANTHOLOGY (大友克洋シネマ・アンソロジー) 'TSUTAYA ORIGINAL SPECIAL DVD'



This promotional DVD includes nine trailers of some of the movies Katsuhiro Otomo has been involved in the past years.

●Genma Taisen (幻魔大戦)(1983 - Character designer
●AKIRA(1988) - Original Story, Writer and director
●SO WHAT(1988) - Original Story
●World Apartment Horror (ワールド アパートメント ホラー)(1991) - Writer & director
●Roujin Z (老人Z)(1991) - Original story and screenplay
●MEMORIES(1995) - Executive Producer and general director
●Spriggan (スプリガン)(1998) - Total supervision and Configuration
●Metropolis (メトロポリス)(2001) - Screenplay
●Steamboy (スチームボーイ)(2004) - Original Story, Writer and director

Steamboy blog announcement: http://goo.gl/gEY2HL


DVD DETAILS

Publisher: Culture Publishers
Release date: 2005-III-15
Format: NTSC | region 2 | DVD5
Audio: Japanese
Run time: 18 min
Catalogue number: KOCA-0001