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. He became the fourth manga artist ever honored into the American Eisner Award Hall of Fame in 2012.
April 14, 1954
Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
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- "Akira's Katsuhiro Otomo Announces Live-Action Film Plans". Anime News Network. December 14, 2014. Retrieved December 14, 2014.
- "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.