From Comic Tropes’ YouTube description: Katsuhiro Otomo is the writer and illustrator of the Akira manga as well as the director of the anime adaptation. Both were being worked on at the same time and influenced one another. This video takes a look at the cultural and artistic inspirations that influenced Otomo’s work, as well as breaking down his stated intentions. After comparing and contrasting the manga and anime, the video discusses the themes of Akira.
Taken from AnimeEveryday’s YouTube description: The horror anime genre rarely produces anything more than jump scares and unrealistic writing. In this video i highlight some of the genre’s hidden gems.
Taken from AnimeEveryday’s YouTube description: I’ve been looking into stylistic developments in anime a lot recently. In this video I give an overview of how anime character designs have developed.
From For the Love of Comics’ YouTube description: Dark Horse Comics’ Gallery Edition of Lone Wolf and Cub, the classic manga from Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima, is a marvelous showcase of the tremendous craft and composition of the series. By presenting over 150 pages of original art reproduced in the original size and ‘colours’, this large edition celebrates the making of a comics masterpiece. This video features a close look at this book, along with a commentary and analysis on how not just fans but newcomers would be well served by the almost-unspoken thesis here: this was no accident; panel by panel over 8000 pages, Koike and Gojima crafted a lyrical, sorrowful, and cinematic comics epic. This includes a major-spoiler-filled look at the final chapter of this saga, reproduced in the Gallery Edition in its entirety.
I really would love to see an art book that features the best work of Katsuhiro Otomo one day and maybe that exists in Japan but I’ve never come across one, here, in the States.
This is still a pretty cool book though, as it features tribute pieces done by dozens of artists inspired by Otomo, especially his work on the long-running manga Akira.
Honestly, there’s not a bad art piece in the lot and I enjoyed every page of this hefty, oversized hardcover.
Each spread has the art piece to the right with the left side giving you a nice bio of the artist who created it.
There’s not much else to say really. This is a neat book to own if you love Otomo, Akira or cyberpunk styled art.
It’s well presented, looks nice on the shelf and it’s actually pretty inexpensive for what it is.
Pairs well with: Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira manga and other works, as well as other comic/manga art books.
The Cartoonist Kayfabe guys (Ed Piskor & Jim Rugg) go through some of Katsuhiro Otomo’s newest work.
Taken from AnimeEveryday’s YouTube description: Here’s an overview of the cyberpunk sub-genre in anime.