Domu. Created by: Katsuhiro Otomo. ISBN: (Amazon). Pages: Domu by Katsuhiro Otomo. It’s a little bit sad to me that many or even most of the . Domu. Katsuhiro Otomo. 6 chapters | Ongoing | Rank Facebook share · Twitter tweet · SupernaturalSeinenPsychologicalHorrorTragedy. Results 1 – 30 of 66 Domu by Katsuhiro Otomo and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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Works like Tetsujin go, Astro Boy, and Hols: With no mention of the past, the main antagonists motives were unclear.

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After looking into it a bit more I found that it’s a relatively difficult book to track down, pre-dates his most famous work Akiraand sadly seems to be one of a very few of domh longer-form comics available in English. The illustration is incredible, drawn in a style that manages to be both painstakingly intricate and wildly frenetic at the same time. This leads oomo a gigantic battle across the apartment complex. The two figures twist in the air high above the complex.

He finds an adversary in the form of a young girl called Etsuko. Some would argue that this seminal work is an allegory of s Japan, and that one could easily substitute the year for and leave little difference in the basic story. It feels like the story we’re focusing on doku only one story that’s happening—sure, I read this a long time ago.

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It was originally published in or thereabouts in Japan and is from the artist who would later become famous for Akira. When a patrolman jumps from the complex with his pistol missing, Otomk tells his men to see if any of the victims’ possessions vanished after their deaths. And it has nothing to do with the quality of the work. The lighting choices here are phenomenal.


Later, Old Cho possesses Yoshikawa and kills a young boy, before going after Etsuko. Jun 07, Phil rated it it was amazing. An eerie noir set in a sprawling housing complex, building into a conflagration of battling wills.

A Child’s Dream by Katsuhiro Otmo. The plot is fairly simple and there aren’t really any big surprises.

Point systems are notoriously fiddly, so here it’s been pared down to three simple possibilities: The Tsutsumi Housing Complex is plagued by a long string of suicides, accidental and unexplained deaths. And his action set-pieces are literally unrivaled by oromo other cartoonist.

Things were much grimmer in Japan, of course. She mentions that he wore a strange baseball cap with wings sewn on. A number of unexplained death cases at an apartment complex catch the attention of law enforcement. We see the rooftops with lamps on top. It may actually be perfect. Even that wouldn’t have been too bad, though, except for the ending. Katsuhiro Otomo’s precursor of Akira. Otojo July 9th, at 3: Otomo later moved onto directing and creating notable anime like the film adaption of Akira, Memories, and Steamboy.

Thanks for reminding me! Dec 21, Concertina rated it really liked it. Review copy submission may be facilitated via the Contact page.

Return to Book Page. Old Cho, a disturbed old man with psychic powers, takes control of an apartment complex toomo causes the tenants to otomk themselves or others, but is finally challenged by Etsuko, a young girl with her own psychic talents. The story was not so well-developed.

What can I say about Otomo’s Domu – it’s quite simply one of the best graphic fictions I have ever read. Rather than the abstract, existentialist sprawl that is the latter, in Domu we have a more concise and personal tale, with a sense of looming oppression ogomo bleeds from every page. That is what Otomo offers his characters. Seiun Award for Best Comic. I read this a long time ago.


But through his command of sight and sound Leone crafts one of the most maddeningly memorable sequences in cinematic history. If this had ended differently, I might have given it three stars, but The deaths are inexplicable, random and anonymous, just like the winds of fate that buffet all of us through modern life.

His sense of design is impeccable. Thanks for the response, this article sounds better in context. This story was collected in Highway Star. As for the story itself Written by the same author as Akira, but I think this one might be my favorite of the two.

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Domu: A Child’s Dream – Wikipedia

The final act of Domu marks a stark departure from earlier passages, as the static panels showing the impassive monolith and its cowed inhabitants are replaced by dynamic and violent scenes, splashed with blood and fueled by emotion. Takayama fails to understand the warning. Yamagawa goes back to the housing complex that night. Also, Otomo here vertically flips the orientation so that the gound is at the top of the page and the sky at bottom.