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Katsuhiro Otomo 
Cartoonist, Movie director

Cartoonist, Movie director

His major works are "Domu", "AKIRA", etc. He has given a great influence on the cartoon world after 1980s, through his style, which had not existed in previous Japanese cartoons such as drawing precisely with uniform lines without relying on pen touch and configuring screens with complicated perspective drawings. He is working on the video also, by directing feature animation works "AKIRA", "MEMORIES", "Steam boy" and so on by himself.

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History

1954
Born in Miyagi prefecture
1973
Debuted by "Gunshot"
1979
Attracted attention with "Short piece", his first book
1983
In the video, directed feature animation works "AKIRA" (1988), "MEMORIES" (1995), "Steam Boy" (2004), "Mushishi" (2007) and so on by himself, after "Genma Wars" (Designing characters) and "Labyrinth Tales" (Movie director of "Construction cancellation order").
1983
Received the 4th Japan SF Award by "Domu"
1984
Received the 15th Comics Division, Seiun Award by "Domu"
Received the 8th Kodansha Manga Award by "AKIRA"
2005
Received Chevalier on the Order of Arts and Letters from French government
2013
Received Purple Ribbon
2014
Received Winsor McCay Prize, Annie Award
Received Officier on the Order of Arts and Letters from French government
2015
Won Grand Prize at the 42nd Angoulême International Comics Festival
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