Akira Creator Hangs Out successful Front of Murals For His Work, Goes Unnoticed
Katsuhiro Otomo is celebrated for his work, particularly Akira, and Kodansha is getting acceptable to merchandise the manga Complete Works of Katsuhiro Otomo successful Japan. They’re putting up immoderate beauteous superior advertizing murals successful crowded areas of Shinjuku and Shibuya, and Otomo himself had to spell instrumentality a look.
In this video, you tin spot him walking on 1 of the murals earlier yet posing successful beforehand of it. But nary 1 rushes up to inquire for his autograph. In fact, nary 1 adjacent recognizes him. He chooses to stay anonymous here, lone afterward sharing connected Twitter that he, the creator, was present. This is beauteous antithetic from successful America, wherever celebrities get noticed wherever they go. And successful Japan, you tin reason that large otaku influencers similar the creator of Akira are celebrities.
Sometimes helium besides posed without his mask, making him much recognizable, but adjacent past nary 1 knew it was the maestro himself. Do you deliberation you would admit him? (And if you look closely, the feline successful orangish is dependable histrion Subaru Kimura!)
Kodansha Comics publishes Akira successful America, and gave this description of the series:
“In 1982, Kodansha published the archetypal section of Akira, a dystopian saga acceptable successful Neo-Tokyo, a metropolis recovering from thermonuclear onslaught wherever the streets person been ceded to motorcycle gangs and the affluent and almighty tally unsafe experiments connected destructive, supernatural powers that they cannot control. Today, Akira remains a touchstone for artists, writers, filmmakers, and fans, retaining each the brutal interaction and communicative strength it had erstwhile Otomo archetypal unleashed it onto the world.
Katsuhiro Otomo’s stunning science-fiction masterpiece is considered by galore to beryllium the finest enactment of graphic fabrication ever produced. This variation includes a caller foreword from the writer and a postscript from Dark Horse steadfast Mike Richardson.”
Danica Davidson is the writer of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with creator Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with nonrecreational Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check retired her different comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.