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But twenty-five years ago, what would become a tsunami of Japanese comics was barely a ripple. In May , independent U. His black-and-white pages were put into colour, making the first use of a vibrant, sophisticated computer palette devised by Steve Oliff below. Here was a gripping, fast-paced science fiction manga that would truly cross over to Western audiences on a massive scale. Akira would send shockwaves worldwide. Echoing the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Otomo opens Akira with the detonation of a mysterious bomb over Japan, triggering a Third World War.

The clear yet very expressive and detailed line of Moebius was a real revelation. A fantastical universe like that of Arzach pushed us out of our routines. I was far from being the only one to be influenced.

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Many manga authors took it as an invitation to immerse themselves in new worlds, to open up fresh artistic perspectives. In Japan, the instant success of the first volume of Akira in a special, oversized, high-priced format at 1, yen, selling out immediately of two print-runs totalling , copies, led to Otomo being commissioned to direct his own animated movie version in Alongside manga, he had been working in the anime field since and getting noticed and praised.

Granted complete control to bring his epic to the big screen, he created a hugely innovative production, advancing the state of the art of adult animation to unprecedented heights. He had not finished his manga story at that time, so he had to come up with an ending for the film.

For its original magazine serialisation, Otomo was expected to produce a twenty-page episode every two weeks, which put great demands on him. Once that first page was done, an assistant inked the decors and buildings with a Rotring pen and ruler.

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Meanwhile, I pencilled the following pages, finishing usually two days before the deadline. I then needed half a day to draw all the characters, then I gave a finishing touch to the buildings by trying to instill them with life and expressiveness, with dust, cracks, broken windows.

With many more characters and subplots, it finally filled six albums of around pages each, released first in English by Dark Horse and currently by Japanese publishers Kodansha.

Otomo began getting his comics published in , mainly for Manga Action magazine, but avoided science fiction until he switched more to rival title Young Magazine, where he left his first stab at the genre, Fireball, unfinished in This chiller presages Akira by focussing on a battle between psychically empowered tenants of a crowded, run-down apartment complex in present-day Tokyo, one the senile Old Cho who is murdering tenants, the other a young girl named Etsuko determined to stop his killing spree.

Mixing the mundane with the strange and sometimes horrifying, Domu was lined up for a live-action Hollywood film by Guillermo del Toro but has yet to happen. Perhaps most signficantly, Otomo wrote and directed the ambitious Steamboy animated feature in , realising a striking steampunk Victorian England.

Sadly, it failed to set Western box offices on fire. As for comics, Otomo keeps his hand in, creating new, mostly short pieces or even writing scripts, starting in for Takami Nagayasu who illustrated another post-nuclear-war saga, The Legend of Mother Sarah.

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TOM: Are there any posters in this exhibition that you are fond of or are particularly memorable to you? Also, the Akira posters that I made specially for readers of the series. It was a present included in the original manga books, not the film.

I remember having fun making them at the time. I like the blue poster for the second manga book more than the first one. Left: Yokohama Paradise poster.

The poster on the right is from the fifth book. TOM: Akira, one of your most famous works, is also well recognized abroad.

What do you think is the reason behind its worldwide success? But I was certainly surprised when I recently went to the Academy Awards and received a standing ovation. The fact that this corresponds with the plot of Akira has led some web users to believe that you predicted this would happen, or are some kind of prophet.

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What are your thoughts about this? I just imagined how many years it would be until another Tokyo Olympics, and went with that hunch. It was an acquaintance of mine who actually told me about it. TOM: By the way, which would you say that you do more often, read manga or watch anime? KO: There is certainly an extensive range of work out there. TOM: Which do you like more as a producer?

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