Pages from Katsuhiro Otomo’s storyboard’s for Akira. Posted up on Otomblr a while ago but the link’s old. He reposted them on mediafire and they’re also on dropbox. Grab em before they’re lost again.

PS: In Japanese animation, the director is in charge of storyboarding the entire film. Dudes like Katsuhiro Otomo, Mamoru Oshii, Mamoru Hosada, Satoshi Kon, Masaaki Yuasa, and Hayao Miyazaki. Miyazaki only does half the boards at the beginning of the project to make sure he’s excited to see where the story goes during production.

Fresh!

(Source: otomblr)