Katsuhiro Otomo

1954 - Today

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Katsuhiro Otomo (大友 克洋, Ōtomo Katsuhiro, born April 14, 1954) is a Japanese manga artist, screenwriter, animator and film director. He is best known as the creator of Akira, in terms of both the original 1982 manga series and the 1988 animated film adaptation. He was decorated a Chevalier of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2005, promoted to Officier of the order in 2014, became the fourth manga artist ever inducted into the American Eisner Award Hall of Fame in 2012, and was awarded the Purple Medal of Honor from the Japanese government in 2013. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Katsuhiro Otomo has received more than 963,869 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Katsuhiro Otomo is the 43rd most popular comic artist (up from 44th in 2019), the 610th most popular biography from Japan (up from 614th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Japanese Comic Artist.

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Among comic artists, Katsuhiro Otomo ranks 43 out of 174Before him are Monkey Punch, Cabu, Émile Cohl, Charles M. Schulz, Shotaro Ishinomori, and Yoshihiro Togashi. After him are Hirohiko Araki, Shigeru Mizuki, Claire Bretécher, E. C. Segar, Philippe Honoré, and Charles Addams.

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Among people born in 1954, Katsuhiro Otomo ranks 87Before him are Margaux Hemingway, Cindy Sherman, Kailash Satyarthi, Juande Ramos, Marco Tardelli, and Dieter Müller. After him are Elvis Costello, Mordechai Vanunu, Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, Oscar, Prince Ernst August of Hanover, and Al Di Meola.

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Among people born in Japan, Katsuhiro Otomo ranks 610 out of 5,560Before him are Yōsuke Matsuoka (1880), Emperor Ichijō (980), Ryū Murakami (1952), Emperor Kameyama (1249), Shigeo Shingo (1909), and Hiranuma Kiichirō (1867). After him are Daisaku Ikeda (1928), Chōjun Miyagi (1888), Satoru Iwata (1959), Takeo Takagi (1892), Senjūrō Hayashi (1876), and Gunichi Mikawa (1888).


Among comic artists born in Japan, Katsuhiro Otomo ranks 12Before him are Go Nagai (1945), Masashi Kishimoto (1974), Eiichiro Oda (1975), Monkey Punch (1937), Shotaro Ishinomori (1938), and Yoshihiro Togashi (1966). After him are Hirohiko Araki (1960), Shigeru Mizuki (1922), Naoki Urasawa (1960), Riyoko Ikeda (1947), Masami Kurumada (1953), and Naoko Takeuchi (1967).