tokyo: genga

© katsuhiro otomo

in the world of manga japanese illustrator and film director katsuhiro otomo is a god. arguably best known for his akira series, his illustration style has had an enormous impact on the genre across the planet. otomo's first film adaptation was first released in 1988 and marked a transition from a career primarily in the creation and design of printed manga to one almost exclusively in the creation, direction and design of anime motion pictures and television. opening on mon - apr 9 at 3331 arts chiyoda is genga, the first exhibition ever of a vast series of original hand-drawn illustrations by otomo. the showcase includes a staggering 2,300 designs from his acclaimed akira series and his newest colour illustrations. click [here] to purchase tickets [online pre-sale only / japanese only]. location: 6-11-14 sotakanda [chiyoda-ku].