His dark, obsessively detailed Cyber Punk style has influenced dozens of artists, both in and outside of Japan. The film adaptation of AKIRA was a breakthrough success in the west and ushered forward an interest in anime in mainstream Western cinema, as well as a “second wave” of popularity among anime fans. Neotokyo): “Construction Cancellation Order” a/k/a “Order To Halt Construction”, 1987 Robot Carnival: segments “Coming Soon” and “See You Again”, 1987 AKIRA, 1988 Roujin Z, 1991 Katsuhiro Otomo’s Memories (based on his stories, wrote and directed segment “Cannon Fodder”), 1995 Spriggan, 1998 Osamu Tezuka’s Metropolis (screenplay), 2001 Steamboy, 2004 Short Peace, 2013 (Directed “Combustible” segment, wrote original manga of “A Farewell to Arms” segment)
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