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OTOMO Katsuhiro  [Edit]
Associated Names
OOTOMO Katsuhiro
Name (in native language)
Birth Place
Hasama, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
Birth Date
April 14, 1954
Last Updated
January 24th, 1:27am PST
Otomo grew up a fanatic of American blockbusters, which has influenced his cinematic style throughout his huge career. From the late seventies onwards, Otomo created numerous volumes of anthologies and short stories, which usually ran at 23 pages each. Serialization for Fireball was cancelled, though the premise and themes were later to appear in the Sci-Fi Grand Prix award winning Domu and Akira. Otomo later moved onto directing and creating notable anime like the film adaption of Akira, Memories, and Steamboy. His most recent manga have been the scripting of Mother Sarah and the short story Park released in an issue of Pafu last year.

In 2015, he won the French Angoulême festival Grand Prix
Blood Type
Seinen(18)  Comedy(12)  Drama(11)  Action(10)  Sci-fi(10)  Historical(6)  Adventure(5)  Mature(5)  Psychological(5)  Slice of Life(5)  Supernatural(4)  Fantasy(3)  Tragedy(3)  Adult(2)  Martial Arts(2)  Mystery(2)  Shounen(2)  Horror(1)  Josei(1)  Mecha(1)  Sports(1) 
Official Website
Series Title (Click for series info)   Genre   Year
Adidas Manga Fever   Drama, Sports   2002
Akira   Action, Mature, Psychological, Sci-fi, Seinen, Supernatural, Tragedy   1982
Another Story of Steamboy   Action, Comedy, Historical, Sci-fi   --
Apple Paradise   Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Seinen   1980
Boogie Woogie Waltz   Drama   1982
Carib Song   Josei   2014
DJ Teck no Morning Attack   Comedy, Mecha, Sci-fi, Shounen, Tragedy   2012
Domu   Mystery, Psychological, Seinen   1980
Good Weather   Drama, Seinen, Slice of Life   1981
Hansel and Gretel   Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Historical, Mature   1981
Highway Star   Comedy, Drama, Seinen   1979
Hipira-kun   Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Supernatural   2002
Kanojo no Omoide...   Drama, Historical, Psychological, Sci-fi, Seinen   1990
Kibun wa Mou Sensou   Action, Seinen   1982
Kikinosuke Gomen   Action, Adventure, Historical, Martial Arts, Seinen   2006
Kikinosuke Gomen - Giyaman no Sho   Action, Martial Arts, Seinen   2007
Kouen   Slice of Life   2007
Manga   Action, Comedy, Historical, Mature, Sci-fi, Tragedy   1983
Mother Sarah   Action, Adventure, Drama, Mature, Sci-fi, Seinen   1990
Neo Devilman   Action, Adult, Drama, Horror, Mature, Psychological, Seinen, Supernatural   1999
Pafu - Otomo Katsuhiro Profile   Comedy, Seinen, Slice of Life   1979
Sayonara Nippon   Comedy, Seinen, Slice of Life   1981
Short Piece   Adult, Comedy, Drama, Seinen   1979
SOS Daitoukyou Tankentai   Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Psychological, Seinen   1996
Steam Boy   Adventure, Historical, Sci-fi, Seinen   2005
Sultan Boueitai   Action, Comedy, Shounen   1982
The Memory of Memories   Fantasy, Sci-fi   1996
World Apartment Horror   Comedy, Seinen, Slice of Life, Supernatural   1991
ZeD   Comedy, Sci-fi, Seinen   1991
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