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Ōtomo, Katsuhiro 1954-

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Akira by Katsuhiro Ōtomo( Book )

278 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 4,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 21st century, the glittering Neo-Tokyo has risen from the rubble of a city destroyed by an apocalyptic telekinetic blast from a young boy called Akira--a subject of a covert government experiment gone wrong. Imprisoned for three decades in frozen stasis, Akira sleeps, but his awakening is a terrifying inevitability. Surrounded by those who want to use him, those who want to destroy him and those who want only to protect him, Akira is the nexus of a struggle that could spell mankind's destruction ... or its salvation. One of the true international classics of graphic fiction--and the inspiration for the classic Akira animated film soon to be re-released in America--and unavailable in an English-language edition for nearly a decade, Akira has once again taken America by storm. Katsuhiro Otomo is acclaimed worldwide as a master storyteller, and Akira is a timeless, sweeping work of unforgettable beauty, horror, and imagination. Set off by the bullet of a would-be assassin, Neo-Tokyo has been leveled by Akira's godlike psychic fury. Now cut off from the rest of world, the Great Tokyo Empire rises, with Akira its king, Tetsuo its mad prime minister, and a growing army of fanatic acolytes. Forces on the outside still search for a way to stop Akira, and the answer may lie in the hands of the mysterious Lady Miyako, a powerful member of Akira's psychic brotherhood. But the solution to harnessing Akira may ultimately be more dangerous than Akira himself!
Akira by Katsuhiro Ōtomo( Visual )

118 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A powerful psychic force known only as Akira resurfaces in Neo-Tokyo in the 21st century. Tetsuo, a young, inexperienced motorcycle biker driven beyond the boundaires of sanity by the power of Akira is forced to conjure up demons laying dormant within his subconscious
Metropolis by Osamu Tezuka( Visual )

30 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a futuristic city at the height of its civilisation. Tells the story of Tima, a beautiful and mysterious humanoid who does not realise that she is actually a highly advanced robot. It is Tima who must discover her true self and begin to bridge the gap between humans and humanoid, to save the entire city from the dark dictator Duke Red
Steamboy by Katsuhiro Otomo( Visual )

31 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ray Steam receives a Steam Ball, a mysterious, powerful device, from his inventor grandfather. Governments and businesses around the world covet Ray's Steam Ball, and he finds himself in a murderous conflict over its possession. He's also caught between his father who builds terrible weapons for an American arms merchant, and his grandfather, who believes science should improve people's lives
Memories by Koji Morimoto( Visual )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three Animé stories each with its own distinct style
Steamboy by Chitaka Kato( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1866, en Angleterre. Edward Steam, un inventeur, reçoit un colis de la part de son grand-père : une sphère noire qui contient une source d'énergie ultime. Il est alors pourchassé par une organisation secrète, dirigé par son propre père. Ce deuxième et dernier volume voit Edward tenter le tout pour le tout et, en compagnie de Scarlett, défier le projet de son père
Domu : a child's dream by Katsuhiro Ōtomo( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A twisted old man, gifted with extrasensory powers, silently holds sway over an entire block of apartments. The occupants are puppets for him to control. Life is his to give ... and to take. But suddenly there is a new voice in his head, and before he knows it, a young girl with her own battery of psychic abilities has arrived to challenge him! Soon, the sprawling complex becomes a battleground between two minds possessing incredible, unimaginable power. Winner of Japan's 1983 Science Fiction Grand Prix award, the first graphic novel ever awarded such an honor
Rōjin Z by Hiroyuki Kitakubo( Visual )

27 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takazawa, an elderly invalid, is forced to take part in an experiment with a machine that is supposed to be a surrogate nurse, Haruko, his real-life nurse, rescues him from the Z-00l machine
Mushi-shi. the complete collection by Hiroshi Nagahama( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in Japanese and English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japan, turn-of-the-century. Ginko is afflicted with the gift of seeing strange natural spirits called Mushi. He travels the countryside ridding people of these ancient, troublesome forces. He is haunted by the childhood events that turned him into a Mushi-Shi, or Mushi Master, and struggles with the realization that the very same Mushi that changed him could now be controlling an old mentor and wrecking havoc on the natural world
Akira club : the memory of Akira lives on in our hearts! by Katsuhiro Ōtomo( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Akira began serialization in December of 1982 in Young Magazine, and the curtains finally closed when the sixth paperback collection was released in March 1993. This book chronicles that decade-plus of history in its entirety ..."
The legend of Mother Sarah : Tunnel town by Katsuhiro Ōtomo( Book )

31 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and Chinese and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spriggan( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the top of the world, an ancient artifact known as Noah's Ark has been uncovered. Buried and forgotten since before the birth of history, it holds the potential to elevate its holder to the status of a god or to wipe mankind from the face of the Earth in a second!--Container
Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira by Katsuhiro Ōtomo( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Akira by Katsuhiro Ōtomo( Book )

in Japanese and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Akira, who has supernatural power, fights against the government, the army, guerillas, and a motocycle gang in Neo-Tokyo after the World War II
Short peace( Visual )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in Japanese and English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four of Japan's finest animators showcase Japan's culture in stunning style in this omnibus collection of animation
Dômu = Rêves d'enfants by Katsuhiro Ōtomo( Book )

17 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A criminal investigation into mysterious deaths that occur in a big apartment complex
Meikyū monogatari Manie-manie( Visual )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Labyrinth Labyrinthos: A young girl and her cat fall through a mirror and end up in the alleyway behind their house. The running man: Race car drivers are psionically plugged into their vehicles. Construction cancellation order: A young bureaucrat must shut down a project deep in the Amazon jungle
Posters : Otomo Katsuhiro graphic design by Katsuhiro Ōtomo( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in Japanese and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genga : Otomo Katsuhiro original pictures by Katsuhiro Ōtomo( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in Japanese and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kaba : Ōtomo Katsuhiro artwork by Katsuhiro Ōtomo( Book )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in Japanese and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Katsuhiro Ootomo 1954-....

Katsuhiro, Ōtomo

Katsuhiro Ōtomo 1954-...

Katsuhiro Otomo Japanese manga artist, screenwriter and film director

Katsuhiro Otomo japanischer Manga-Zeichner, Drehbuchautor und Regisseur

Katsuhiro Otomo Japans filmregisseur

Katsuhiro Ōtomo regista e fumettista giapponese

Ootomo Katshuhiro 1954-....

Ootomo, Katsuhiro

Ootomo, Katsuhiro 1954-

Ōtomo, Katsuhiro

Ōtomo, Katsuhiro 1954-

Otomo, Katuhiro

Отомо, Кацухиро

کاتسوهیرو اوتومو

대우극양 1954-

오토모 가쓰히로

オオトモ, カツヒロ

オオトモ, カツヒロ 1954-

大友 克洋 1954-....

大友克洋 1954-

SteamboyMemoriesSteamboyDomu : a child's dreamAkira club : the memory of Akira lives on in our hearts!The legend of Mother Sarah : Tunnel townKatsuhiro Otomo's AkiraDômu = Rêves d'enfantsMeikyū monogatari Manie-manie