Anime Expo 2019 is shaping up to be a huge event! Well it’s pretty exciting every year, but this year their guest announcements are ramping up to be epic. They are welcoming Katsuhiro Otomo as a guest of honor this year and that is a very big deal.

Legendary Manga Artist and Film Director, born in Miyagi 1954, debuted with “Gun Report” in 1973 as Manga Artist and was awarded Nihon SF Taisho with “DOMU” in 1983.

Otomo directed “AKIRA” in 1988 based on his own Manga works shocked people worldwide by its detailed drawing work and dynamic visual delivery.  On his career, received many awards including “Medal with Purple Ribbon” from Japanese Government in 2013, the award to “individuals who have contributed to academic and artistic developments, improvements and accomplishments.”  Also Received Medal of Arts and Culture Chevalier and Ofishie in 2005 and 2014 by French Government. Winsor McCay Award at Annie in 2014.

Other notable works include “Steam Boy”, “MEMORIES”, and “Combustible” from Short Piece.

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