Katsuhiro Otomo: Genga

Katsuhiro Otomo: Genga

As Hollywood attempts to butcher his most famous work, Katsuhiro Otomo is looking back at a career in manga that's spanned nearly four decades. The Miyagi native is best known for Akira, the dystopian sci-fi epic whose 1988 anime adaptation – also by Otomo – is one of the all-time classics of the genre. But that's just a small part of his oeuvre, which stretched from early masterpieces like Domu to later, less successful works like the 2004 Steamboy anime and live-action film Mushishi. Though his work rate has slowed in the past decade, Otomo returned to prominence at the start of 2012 with the release of Kaba 2, a new collection of colour illustrations, some of which will be on display in this large-scale retrospective exhibition. 'Genga' promises to feature original artwork from throughout Otomo's career – and, true to his Tohoku roots, the artist will be donating 30% of proceeds to quake relief.

NOTE: Tickets must be purchased in advance from Lawson stores (L-code 39994 for April, 39995 for May)

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