The upcoming book Tribute to OTOMO, a collection of art by multiple creators in honor of legendary creator Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira, Steam Boy, and many others), will be coming out next month in France and Japan simultaneously. Approximately 80 creators will be contributing, and an expanded list of some of the better-known ones has been released in advance.
Among the creators named are:
— Hiroyuki Asada (Tegami Bachi)
— Hisashi Eguchi (Roujin Z and Spriggan character designer)
— Daisuke Igarashi (Children of the Sea)
— Atsushi Kamijo (To-Y)
— Masakazu Katsura (Video Girl Ai, DNA2)
— Masashi Kishimoto (Naruto)
— Taiyo Matsumoto (Tekkonkinkreet, Ping-Pong)
— Minetaro Mochizuki (Dragon Head)
— Range Murata (Last Exile, Blue Submarine No.6)
— Tsutomu Nihei (Blame!)
— Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (.hack//SIGN, the Evangelion Rebuild movies)
— Masamune Shirow (Ghost in the Shell)
— Shou Tajima (Madara, MPD-Psycho)
— Fumiko Takano (Kiiroi Hon)
— Takayuki Takeya (Attack on Titan character designer)
— Jiro Taniguchi (A Distant Neighborhood)
— Katsuya Terada (Blood: The Last Vampire)
— Naoki Urasawa (Yawara!, Master Keaton)
— Sensha Yoshida (Utsurun Desu)
More creators will be announced over time.
Tribute to OTOMO goes on sale in France and Japan next month.
Source: Natalie Comic
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