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Akira is a masterpiece created by Katsuhiro Otomo, that was first published in 1982 before being adapted as an animated movie in 1988. Otomo won the Grand Prix last year during the 2015 Angoulême Festival, and this year, the galerie Glénat organized a collective art show dedicated to one of the most popular and acclaimed manga ever written. 42 artists are participating to this tribute that was revealed this week-end at the 2016 Angoulême Festival. The art show will be hosted in Paris this summer at the galerie Glénat. Below is a selection of the artworks, as well as the official poster designed by Otomo himself.
Les artistes : Virginie Augustin, Bannister, Dominique Bertail, Matthieu Bonhomme, Aleksi Briclot, Francesco Cattani, Lorenzo Ceccotti, Merwan Chabane, Olivier Coipel, Luigi Critone, Simone D’Armini, Ludovic Debeurme, Benoît Feroumont, Manuele Fior, Juan Gimenez, Joël Jurion, Jean-Philippe Kalonji, Viktor Kalvachev, Nicolas Keramidas, Kim Jung Gi, Olivier Ledroit, Stéphane Levallois, Li-An, Liberatore, Julien Loïs, Vincent Mallié, Dilraj Mann, Stan Manoukian, Thierry Martin, Laureline Mattiussi, Hugues Micol, Timothée Montaigne, Nicolas Némiri, Vincent Perriot, Gloria Pizzilli, Victor Santos, Stan Sakaï, Otto Schmidt, Guillaume Singelin, Jirô Taniguchi, Lucio Villani & Vince.