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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Tower blocks went up where pagodas once stood, no longer hewn from stone and wood but erected with concrete and rebar. Published August 21st by Dark Horse first published Unfortunately, my English edition Mandarin’s version is appallingly lettered, with text randomly bunched in corners of speech balloons; SFX and signage translations occasionally placed well away from the required location; and a few pages that are apparently of a different resolution Ofomo spent years trying to track down a physical copy of this book, and finally otomi one down recently.

I like sharp angles, modular shapes, and stark colour schemes, yet my neighbour might find the same thing oppressive or overbearing. It is the type of comic that I would spend many hours trying to find if it were out-of-print.

Domu focuses heavily on police work and the reader spends a lot of time following an investigation that will ultimately be resolved in the most delicious deus ex machina—and by an unlikely deus. Also, Otomo here vertically flips the orientation so that the gound is at the top of the page and the sky at bottom.

Lots of panels This surprisingly hard to find book is great. At the time I was too young to appreciate it so I skipped it. She mentions that he wore a strange baseball cap with wings sewn on.

The deaths are inexplicable, random and anonymous, just like the winds of fate that buffet all of us through modern life. Everything is visible; everything is detailed. The lighting choices here are phenomenal. A Child’s Dream involves one of my favorite plot devices within the genre of science fiction: Ohomo is a deeply moving piece of work that has inspired me throughout all my creative impulses when writing comix.


Do you feel bad yet for being nowhere near so accomplished in whatever skill it is that you have professed to become an expert in? Jul 12, Reuben Negron rated it it was amazing Shelves: There is nearly no dialogue. May 05, Zac rated it really liked it Shelves: Sensing Old Cho on the roof, Etsuko teleports to face him.

Seiun Award for Best Comic. Prince of the Sun would help push Otomo toward a career in animation. This page was last edited on 26 Decemberat With no mention of the past, the main antagonists motives were unclear.

For unprivileged domains in the Xen hypervisor, see Xen. If you enjoy reading Otomo’s Akira epic science fiction fantasy manga graphic novels, give Domu: The top resource for anime and Japanese art book reviews. The following night, as Yoshikawa hangs out in the complex courtyard, Old Cho offers him the dead patrolman’s pistol. Sep 06, Duncan Lee rated it it was amazing. Aug 07, Brett rated it really liked it Shelves: Later, Old Cho possesses Yoshikawa and kills a young boy, before going after Etsuko.

Works like Tetsujin go, Astro Boy, and Hols: I literally grabbed it upon the sight and rushed to the cashier, and was surprised again that it was priced only 50 cents. Otomo later moved onto directing and creating notable anime like the film adaption of Akira, Memories, and Steamboy.

That Brutalist architecture inspires such strong reactions is what I intended to explore, rather than to directly blame the aesthetic for social problems. The riots, demonstrations, and overall chaotic conditions of this time would serve as the inspiration for his best known work, Akira.


Thanks for reminding me!

Superpowers and Concrete Towers: Katsuhiro Otomo’s ‘Domu: A Child’s Dream’

Really, pound for pound, I find Domu a more exciting read packed with more thrills and better character moments than Akira. I think the narrative was mostly wasted on other minor characters, making this a somewhat tedious read overall.

The crazy woman, the mentally arrested giant, the hoodlum, the kid, the young detective, the chief detective, the spiritist. A Child’s Dream Whether perfect or not, the sheer talent invested into its every page is formidable and affecting.

Domu: A Child’s Dream

When a patrolman jumps from the complex with his pistol missing, Yamagawa tells his men to see if any of the victims’ possessions vanished after their deaths. From the beginning, Otomo sets out to introduce the overwhelming, modernist structure as a character in and of itself. Each panel reads like a movie still, pushing the narrative along at Otomo’s undulating pace.

He has worked as a teacher for 10 ogomo in three different countries and also writes on tech, language, and education.

Domu: A Child’s Dream by Katsuhiro Otomo

Before being forced over the precipice of their hopelessness, literally and figuratively, a piece of their identity is stolen before being secreted away somewhere in the bowels of the building. I prefer Domu to Akirabut do I do so justly?

Title Star-Rating Genre Publisher. When modernist projects failed it was more often due to the fact that governments saw public housing not as a way to reinvent communities, but as a way to cram the largest amount of poor people into the smallest area.

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