Katsuhiro Otomo

Katsuhiro Otomo is a renowned Japanese manga artist, screenwriter, and film director. He is best known for his work on the manga series 'Akira' and its subsequent animated film adaptation, which has had a significant impact on the cyberpunk genre and anime industry.

Books

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  1. 1. Akira

    Set in a post-apocalyptic Neo-Tokyo, this graphic novel follows the lives of two teenage friends, Tetsuo and Kaneda, who are members of a biker gang. After a motorcycle accident, Tetsuo develops telekinetic abilities and is taken by the military, which fears his growing powers might unleash another cataclysmic event similar to the one that destroyed Tokyo years earlier. As Tetsuo's powers spiral out of control, Kaneda, along with a group of rebels and psychics, must try to stop him and uncover the secrets of a mysterious entity known as "Akira," which is at the heart of the government's experiments and the city's destruction. The narrative explores themes of power, corruption, and the quest for identity against a backdrop of cyberpunk visuals and intense action.

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