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Katsuhiro Otomo

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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 1,310,571 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Katsuhiro Otomo is the 35th most popular comic artist (up from 43rd in 2019), the 421st most popular biography from Japan (up from 610th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Japanese Comic Artist.

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Among comic artists, Katsuhiro Otomo ranks 35 out of 174Before him are Georges Wolinski, Jean-Jacques Sempé, Hirohiko Araki, Jean-Claude Mézières, Masashi Kishimoto, and Cabu. After him are Eiichiro Oda, Saul Steinberg, Bill Finger, Kentaro Miura, Yoshihiro Togashi, and Philippe Honoré.

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Among people born in 1954, Katsuhiro Otomo ranks 69Before him are Leovegildo Lins da Gama Júnior, Ilan Ramon, Lee Child, Chris Evert, Kailash Satyarthi, and Uli Stielike. After him are Hermann Tilke, Steve Morse, Michael Emerson, Filip Vujanović, Shuji Nakamura, and Francisco Guterres.

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Among people born in Japan, Katsuhiro Otomo ranks 421 out of 6,048Before him are Saburo Shinosaki (null), Ishirō Honda (1911), Noboru Takeshita (1924), Yoshijirō Umezu (1882), Mōri Terumoto (1533), and Hayato Ikeda (1899). After him are Masafumi Hara (1943), Tetsu Katayama (1887), Emperor Yōzei (867), Mikio Naruse (1905), Satoshi Kon (1963), and Emperor Daigo (885).


Among comic artists born in Japan, Katsuhiro Otomo ranks 9Before him are Tsugumi Ohba (1950), Rumiko Takahashi (1957), Go Nagai (1945), Leiji Matsumoto (1938), Hirohiko Araki (1960), and Masashi Kishimoto (1974). After him are Eiichiro Oda (1975), Kentaro Miura (1966), Yoshihiro Togashi (1966), Shotaro Ishinomori (1938), Gosho Aoyama (1963), and Shigeru Mizuki (1922).