Katsuhiro Otomo

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Katsuhiro Otomo
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Otomo in 2016
BornKatsuhiro Otomo
(1954-04-14) April 14, 1954 (age 69)
Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
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Notable works

Katsuhiro Otomo (大友 克洋, Ōtomo Katsuhiro, born April 14, 1954) is a Japanese manga artist, screenwriter and movie director. He is best known as the creator of the manga Akira and its animated movie version.[1] He became the fourth manga artist ever honored into the American Eisner Award Hall of Fame in 2012.[2]

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  1. "Akira's Katsuhiro Otomo Announces Live-Action Film Plans". Anime News Network. December 14, 2014. Retrieved December 14, 2014.
  2. "ANIME NEWS: Katsuhiro Otomo inducted into Eisner's Hall of Fame". Asahi Shimbun. August 14, 2012. Archived from the original on October 17, 2013. Retrieved October 16, 2013.