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●DVD● SPACE DANDY (スペース☆ダンディ) volume 9




Katsuhiro Otomo collaborated with some concept designs from the episode 22 of the TV series SPACE DANDY (スペース☆ダンディ) released weekly by BANDAI visual in multiple internet platforms. Banda Visual has released the 9th DVD of the series in which this episode is collected.

SPACE DANDY has been released in Japan in Blu-ray and DVD in single discs packs containing three episodes each. The first season that aired between 2014-I-5 and 2014-III-30 consist of 13 episodes collected in 5 discs. The second season containing episodes 14 to 26 later that same year.

Official website: http://space-dandy.com


DVD DETAILS

Publisher: Bandai Visual (バンダイビジュアル)
Release date: 2014-XII-25
Format: NTSC | Region 2 | DVD9  | 16:9 Vista Size
Audio: Japanese Dolby Digital Stereo
Subtitles: -
Running time: 78 minutes
Retail Price: ¥6,000 
Catalogue number: BCBA-4621


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●BLU-RAY● SPACE DANDY (スペース☆ダンディ) volume 9




Katsuhiro Otomo collaborated with some concept designs from the episode 22 of the TV series SPACE DANDY (スペース☆ダンディ) released weekly by BANDAI visual in multiple internet platforms. Banda Visual has released the 9th Blu-ray of the series that collects this episode.

SPACE DANDY has been released in Japan in Blu-ray and DVD in single discs packs containing three episodes each. The first season that aired between 2014-I-5 and 2014-III-30 consist of 13 episodes collected in 5 discs. The second season containing episodes 14 to 26 later that same year.

Official website: http://space-dandy.com

BLU-RAY DETAILS

Publisher: Bandai Visual (バンダイビジュアル)
Release date: 2014-XII-25
Format: NTSC | BD50 | AVC | 16:9 | 1080p
Audio: Japanese & English Dub | Linear PCM Stereo & Dolby Digital Stereo
Subtitles: Japanese & English
Running time: 82 minutes
Retail Price: ¥7,500
Catalogue number: BCXA-0854


AVAILABILITY

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


Katsuhiro Otomo was promoted from chevalier to officer in the French Order of Arts and Letters this December 12 in the french embassy in Tokyo. Otomo was knighted by the Order on 2005-IV-31 almost ten years ago. In this ceremony Otomo announced that he is currently preparing to work on a live-action film.

●DESIGN● Nicolas De Crecy T-shirt



Katsuhiro Otomo has designed a T-shirt with an illustration by the french author Nicolas De Crécy for the International Manga Festival (海外マンガフェスタ) that took place in Tokyo today. It was on sale in the booth of De Crécy's Japanese editor with a price tag of 3.800.

●ILLUSTRATION● JUMP X (ジャンプ改) Special Message

Shueshia's JUMP X magazine comes to its end in this November's issue and with it, OYAJISHU (親父衆), the monthly collection of illustrated essays by various manga artists, in which Katsuhiro Otomo has regularly collaborated. Here the goodbye message from Otomo (大友克洋), Katsuya Terada (寺田克也), Isami Nakagawa (中川いさみ) and Sensha Yoshida (吉田戦車). Illustrated by Kastuhiro Otomo.

Official Special Message site:


●ILLUSTRATED ESSAY● OYAJISHU (親父衆) #38




OYAJISHU (親父衆) #38

Published in Shueisha's Jump X (ジャンプ改) #11 in 2014-X-10
2 pages | B/W

Magazine available in Amazon Japan:
http://amzn.to/1Bxv4Yz

COLLECTED IN THE BOOK:
OYAJISHU (親父衆)


●ILLUSTRATION● SENDAI AIRPORT MURAL


Today has been announced that a huge mural designed by Katsuhiro Otomo will be installed in the first floor lobby of Sendai Airport Terminal Building. The work is due to be ready by march 2015. The work will measure 8.7m × 2.8m in size and will be produced in ceramic plate relief by Creare Atami Yugawara workshop (クレアーレ熱海ゆがわら工房). The image of work consist on a fictional figure"Doji" followed by  Fujin and Raijin that confront the great forces of nature towards a future that is desired. 

Visit Creare webiste: http://crearejp.com/

The illustration by Otomo is a modification of a illustration he did back in 1997 for a hawaian shirt design: KINTARO Matsuri Nami Miasashi (KINTARO 祭波雅). This illustration is collected in the pages 58-59 of the artbook KABA2

●SIGNATURE● HUMANOIDS




Otomo has left a signed drawing in the Humanoids (ユマノイド) 40th anniversary party that took place in Japan. Les Humanoïdes Associés was founded in France on december 1974by Mœbius, Jean-Pierre Dionnet, Philippe Druillet and Bernard Farkas in order to publish Métal Hurlant, it quickly expanded to include a variety of science fiction works.


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●ILLUSTRATED ESSAY● OYAJISHU (親父衆) #37




OYAJISHU (親父衆) #37

Published in Shueisha's Jump X (ジャンプ改) #10 in 2014-IX-10
2 pages | B/W

Magazine available in Amazon Japan:
http://amzn.to/1SIO0hI

COLLECTED IN THE BOOK:
OYAJISHU (親父衆)


●ILLUSTRATION● WARUI KUSE ( わるいくせ)



Katsuhiro Otomo has drawn the cover illustration of WARUI KUSE (わるいくせ), the last album by the artist Aya Nakano (なかの綾).


CD DETAILS

Label: Universal Music (ユニバーサル ミュージック)
Release date: 2014-IX-3
Duration: 42 min
Retail price: ¥3,000
Catalogue number: UMCK-1490


AVAILABILITY

Amazon JP: http://amzn.to/1rAKPZT
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1aVE9nw
Amazon CA: http://amzn.to/1ynuGQs
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1DVQtko
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Amazon FR: http://amzn.to/1DVQsNk
Amazon IT: http://amzn.to/1GYGKZv
Amazon ES: http://amzn.to/1JCjvnZ


TRACK LIST

01. ワン・レイニー・ナイト・イン・トーキョー
02. 別れても好きな人 Duet with 横山 剣
03. 雨の慕情
04. 二人でお酒を
05. メモリーグラス
06. ウイスキーが、お好きでしょ
07. セカンドラブ
08. さよならイエスタデイ
09. 心のこり
10. NEVER SAY GOODBYE ちょっと待って下さい with バンバンバザール



LP EDITION


LP DETAILS
Label: Vivid Sound (ヴィヴィド・サウンド)
Release date: 2015-IV-29
Duration: 42 min
Retail price: ¥3,200
Catalogue number: HCR-9667

AVAILABILITY
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●CONCEPT DESIGN● SPACE DANDY (スペース☆ダンディ) episode 22






Katsuhiro Otomo has collaborated in some concept designs from the episode 22 of the TV series SPACE DANDY (スペース☆ダンディ) released weekly by BANDAI visual in multiple internet platforms.

Official website:

Episode #22:
ONAJI BAKA NARA ODORANYA SON JAN YO 
(同じバカなら踊らにゃ損じゃんよ)
Animation Director: Yoshimichi Kameda (亀田 祥倫)


SPACE DANDY is also being released in Japan in Blu-ray and DVD in single discs packs containing three episodes each. The first season that aired between 2014-I-5 and 2014-III-30 consist of 13 episodes collected in 5 discs. The second season containing episodes 14 to 26 will be released in another five discs throughout the year 2015. 

Available in Amazon Japan:
Blu-ray: http://amzn.to/1lctk3V
DVD: http://amzn.to/1vMestY

●ILLUSTRATED ESSAY● OYAJISHU (親父衆) #36




OYAJISHU (親父衆) #36

Published in Shueisha's Jump X (ジャンプ改) #9 in 2014-VIII-10
2 pages | B/W

Magazine available in Amazon Japan:
http://amzn.to/1Bxu1I2


COLLECTED IN THE BOOK:
OYAJISHU (親父衆)


●ILLUSTRATED ESSAY● OYAJISHU (親父衆) #34


OYAJISHU (親父衆) #34

Published in Shueisha's Jump X (ジャンプ改) #7 in 2014-VI-10
2 pages | B/W

Magazine available in Amazon Japan:
http://amzn.to/WNwO2r

Read it for free in the official Jump X website:
http://jumpx.jp/sp/oyaji/034.html


COLLECTED IN THE BOOK:
OYAJISHU (親父衆)


●SIGNATURE● BARUTO



Katsuhiro otomo made this signature drawing on display in a board together with other artist drawings in Asagaya no Izakaya Baruto (阿佐ヶ谷の居酒屋バルト).

●BOOK & BLU-RAY● BUKI YO SARABA (武器よさらば)







Bandai Visual has released a book that covers the process that went behind the making of BUKI YO SARABA (武器よさらば) a short story by katsuhiro Otomo published as a manga in 1981-XI-16 in Young magazine, that was turned into an animated short film directed by Hajime Katoki's (力トキ ハジメ) as part of the omnibus SHORT PEACE project released in 2013 and already available in Blu-ray and DVD. The book also includes the original manga by Katsuhiro Otomo and in case you don't own SHORT PEACE, it was also released a limited bundle that includes the short film in Blu-ray.


BOOK CONTENT

■Manga: BUKI YO SARABA「武器よさらば」
■Manga: BUKI YO SARABA「武器よさらば」GALLERY (published and setting materials)
■Movie BUKI YO SARABA「武器よさらば」setting materials
■Movie BUKI YO SARABA「武器よさらば」Screenplay & Storyboards
■Katsuhiro Otomo (大友克洋) × Hajime Katoki (カトキハジメ) talk
■ゴンク撮り下ろしグラビア
■A2 poster with the Cover illustration by Katsuhiro Otomo


BOOK DETAILS

Publisher: Bandai Visual
Release date: 2014-III-20
Language: Japanese
Number of pages: 160
Size: 14.2 x 10.2 x 0.6 inches (B4)
retail price: ¥3,000
ISBN: 9784894571068
Part Number:EC-1006

AVAILABILITY

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●LIMITED EDITION● BOOK + BLU-RAY

BUKI YO SARABA Complete【BVC limited】 (武器よさらば complete【BVC限定】)
This edition includes the book plus a B2 size poster illustrated by Hajime Katoki and a 24 min long Blu-Ray with the feature film that is part of SHORT PEACE and was collected in the BLU-RAY (BCXA-0809 and BCXA-08080) and the DVD (BCBA-4582) released by BANDAI in 2014-I-16.


LIMITED EDITION DETAILS

Publisher: Bandai Visual
Release date: 2014-III-20
Language: Japanese
Number of pages: 160
Size: 14.2 x 10.2 x 0.6 inches (B4)
Retail price: ¥4,500
ISBN: 9784894571068
Part Number:EC-1007

●ILLUSTRATED ESSAY● OYAJISHU (親父衆) #31


OYAJISHU (親父衆) #31

Published in Shueisha's Jump X (ジャンプ改) #4 in 2014-III-10
2 pages | B/W

Magazine available in Amazon Japan:
http://amzn.to/1iwSBEr

Read it for free in the official Jump X website:
http://jumpx.jp/sp/oyaji/031.html

COLLECTED IN THE BOOK:
OYAJISHU (親父衆)


●BOOK● POSTERS OTOMO KATSUHIRO × GRAPHIC DESIGN








PIE international has released today a a compendium of the posters born from the collaboration of Katsuhiro Otomo and various graphic designers throughout the years . The works included range from promotional posters of Otomo's main works such as AKIRA the seminal manga and the movie to a variety of companies publicity posters. This big size full color book is the second Otomo related publication by PIE, being the first the 2012 published Otomo Katsuhiro's Genga-Ten exhibition catalogue.

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An exhibition featuring the original posters will take place from today, february 28, 2014 to March 16, 2014 in AL 1F MAIN SPACE in Tokyo. For More details visit the official site: http://goo.gl/kqJTkz


BOOK DETAILS

Publisher: PIE International (パイ インターナショナル)
Release date: 2014-II-28
Language: Japanese and English
Number of pages: 176
Size: 257mm × 364mm (B4)
Retail price: ¥5,040
ISBN-10: 4756244475
ISBN-13: 978-4756244475


AVAILABILITY

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Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1iFrcdq
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Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1eyRiOb
Amazon DE: http://amzn.to/1ni0CLD
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●SIGNATURE● POSTERS



Katsuhiro Otomo signature drawing for the Posters exhibition organized for the the launch of the book "POSTERS OTOMO KATSUHIRO × GRAPHIC DESIGN " by PIEInternational. The drawing was exhibited with the posters and is reproduced in the book as well.

●EXHIBITION● POSTERS OTOMO KATSUHIRO × GRAPHIC DESIGN


To celebrate the launch by PIE International of the book "POSTERS OTOMO KATSUHIRO × GRAPHIC DESIGN " an exhibition of the original posters featured in the book will take place in the AL 1F MAIN SPACE in Tokyo from February 28, 2014 to March 16, 2014.


PLACE:
AL 1F MAIN SPACE 
東京都渋谷区恵比寿南3-7-17
tel 03-5722-9799


OPENING TIME:
Feb 28, 2014 - Mar 16, 2014
From 12:00 to 19:00 ※Last day until 17:00

FREE ENTRANCE

For More details visit the official site: http://goo.gl/kqJTkz


●ILLUSTRATION● Magazine Anime Buscience (アニメビジエンス) vol. 3



Katsuhiro item has drawn the cover illustration for the Magazine Anime Buscience (アニメビジエンス) vol. 3

Official site:
http://anime-busience.jp/


MAGAZINE DETAILS

Publisher: Genko (ジェンコ)
Release date: 2014-II-15
Language: Japanese
Number of pages: 55
Size: 29.4 x 21.4 x 0.6 cm
Retail price: ¥1,800


AVAILABILITY

Amazon JP: http://amzn.to/1m1btft