Katsuhiro Otomo Domu: A Child's Dream

ISBN 13: 9781840234084

Domu: A Child's Dream

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From the creator of the highly acclaimed manga epic Akira comes a horrific tale of of extrasensory power, mind control and psychic warfare! Gifted with extrasensory powers, a twisted old man holds silent sway over an entire block of apartments, its occupants puppets at his control. Life is his to give...and take. But suddenly there is a new voice in his head, and before he knows it, a young girl with a battery of psyhic powers arrives to challenge him! Winner of the prestigious, international SF Grand Prix Award.

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Domu is a horrific tale of extrasensory powers, mind control, and psychic war as told through the exceptional talent of Katsuhiro Otomo, creator of the popular comics and animated film Akira. Even at under 300 pages--short by Otomo's standard--Domu is a dense thriller about a twisted old man who takes control of an apartment complex, enslaving its tenants with his psychic abilities. No one seems to be able to find a cause--or a solution--until a young girl arrives to challenge this disruptive force with psychic abilities of her own. This is a comics that I can best describe as John Woo meets David Cronenberg. No kidding.

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In 1982, manga modernist Katshuhiro Otomo created a worldwide literary sensation when Japan's Kodansha Publications released the first volume of his 3000 page sci-fi fable of the apocalypse, Akira. Few westerners had experienced manga (Japanese comics) before Akira, and its rocketing ascent through cultural divides helped impress a cynical world that had long been convinced that pictures in books should be relegated to children's stories. Now pictures were being used to tell one of man's most explosive and harrowing tales. Since his groundbreaking work on Akira, Mr. Otomo has completed a number of inspired manga classics, including the powerful post-apocalyptic Legend of Mother Sarah and the dark study of a child's dreams, Domu. Otomo's mastery of the manga artform was recognized with a top Japanese book award, the Grand Prix, awarded to him in honor of Domu in 1989. Dark Horse Comics published the first English-language versions of The Legend of Mother Sarah and Domu, and is currently publishing a true-to-its-original-form, black-and-white, six-volume re-issue of Akira.

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