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Katsuhiro Otomo ( born April 14, 1954) is a Japanese comic book creator, screenwriter and film director. He is best known as the creator of the manga Akira and its animated film adaptation. Otomo has also directed several live-action films, such as the 2006 feature film adaptation of the manga Mushishi. Description above from the Wikipedia article Katsuhiro Otomo, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.