Interview with Akira (アキラ) creator Katsuhiro Otomo (大友克洋)
Parts 1 to 4
This interview was conducted after the movie was completed. It was originally included on the Japanese Laserdisc of Akira, released in 1993 by Pioneer LDC.
Part 1 1. How did Akira come about? 2. What were your guidelines in creating the Akira world? 3. We're told that there are production notes for Akira. What's in them?
Part 2 1. What was the first work that influenced you? 2. What was your first encounter with animation? 3. What are your feelings on having made animations yourself? 4. What made you decide to animate Akira? 5. What gave you trouble when animating it?
Part 3 1. What was your intent with using pre-scoring? 2. What was your intent with using the Quick Action Recorder? 3. What was your intent in using computer graphics? 4. Your intent in using the synclavier? 5. Your reason for using Geinoh Yamashiro Gumi for the music?
Part 4 1. On the reputation of Akira around the world. 2. What's next for Katsuhiro Otomo?