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Katsuhiro Otomos Farewell To Weapons

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For a man that built his reputation on a six-volume sci-fi epic, Katsuhiro Otomo wrote and illustrated a lot of short stories. Published in the November 16th, 1981 issue of Young Magazine, Farewell to Weapons isnt an obvious candidate for a lasting legacy among Otomos work, especially considering the dominating status of AKIRA among both his film and comic achievements. Farewell has managed to endure both as one of the few Otomo short stories translated into English, and the most recent of his comics to be adapted for animation.

Otomos best known series, Domu and AKIRA also appeared in the pages of Young Magazine, a few months and a year after the publication of Farewell, respectively. While not comparable in terms of length or depth, Farewells brevity doesnt obscure the fact that it contains many of the hallmarks that would define Otomos work: intricate artwork, a post-apocalyptic setting, obsessively-detailed rubble, and man fighting against an unstoppable weapon.

Epic Comics also released another Otomo short story as a one-shot floppy comic with coloring by Oliff: Memories . Best known for its animated adaption by Koji Morimoto in the 1995 omnibus film of the same name, Memories was originally published almost exactly a year prior to Farewell in the November 17, 1980 issue of Young Magazine.

With That Farewell To Weapons Probably Would Have Slipped Into Obscurity Were It Not For A Film Called Short Peace

Released in 2013, Short Peace consisted four segments. The adaption of Farewell wasnt directed by Otomo, but instead by Hajime Katoki, best known for his mechanical design work on the Gundam franchise and Virtual On. He made a name for himself designing mobile suits for the serialized Model Graphix novel Gundam Sentinel, but would break into major Gundam productions with design work for Victory Gundam in 1993 and Gundam Wing in 1994. Nearly two decades after reinventing the Gundam mecha game, Farewell was his directorial debut.

Otomos original story, like its iconic power suits, make the transition to film largely intact but boasting some significant additions. The short, which clocks in at around 20 minutes, manages to fit in extra characterization and an entirely new third act, featuring a shoot-out in an abandoned subway station. The power suits look largely the same, but Katokis touch can be seen in the extra detail and the expanded and modernized armament, including missile-launching drones.

Katokis design work can be divisive, and Im far from his biggest fan, but his adaption of Farewell is nothing short of fantastic. Of course, it doesnt hurt to be drawing from an Otomo comic, but Katoki nails it by adding just enough personality and characterization to make the 20 minutes compelling, without getting bogged down in an over-reaching plot. He doesnt shy away from using copious amounts of 3D CG, but unlike most anime productions, it actually looks good.

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Japanese movie studio and production company Shochiku posted a 15-second short preview for Bukiyo Saraba/A Farewell to Arms, one of the four short stories of the upcoming omnibus film Short Peace today. The anime short is directed by Hajime Katoki, who is best known for his design works for various Gundam franchise.

AKIRA‘s Katsuhiro Otomo, who also directs “Hi no Youjin” in Short Peace, created the original manga story for the November 16 of 1981 issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Young Magazine. Tatsuyuki Tanaka designs the anime version characters. And of course Katoki also works as a mechanical designer for the short. The omnibus film will open in Japanese theaters on July 20.

“Bukiyo Saraba/A Farewell to Arms” preview

The poster for “Bukiyo Saraba”

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Book Review: A Farewell To Arms

No, that is the great fallacy: the wisdom of old men. They do not grow wise. They grow careful

Ernest Hemingway has long been a favourite of mine so it is quite surprising that I have only just finished A Farewell To Arms what with it being one of his more famous works. I must admit that it took me longer to get into Hems First World War novel than it did Death in the Afternoon or A Moveable Feast for example but once I inevitably became engrossed it became the Hemingway novel that affected me the most.

It is next to impossible to single out one book, film or band as your favourite ever but if I had to pick a book then it would be Catch 22. The fact that A Farewell To Arms is a clear and obvious influence of Joseph Hellers seminal novel only added an extra level of enjoyment for me and a lot of the characters such as the uncomfortable priest and the sex obsessed soldiers are reincarnated in various guises throughout Catch 22.

Hemingway captures the exhaustion and desperation of serving in the Great War and his detached staccato writing style only helps to convey the horror. The simplicity of his prose exposes the brutal truth behind all war. When the protagonist speaks of his lover, Hemingways writing comes to life however. **SPOILER** The frantic and heartbreaking ending is difficult to get through, especially as A Farewell To Armsnever feels like a tragedy until the very end.

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    Background And Publication History

    The novel was based on Hemingway’s own experiences serving in the Italian campaigns during the First World War. The inspiration for Catherine Barkley was Agnes von Kurowsky, a nurse who cared for Hemingway in a hospital in Milan after he had been wounded. He had planned to marry her but she spurned his love when he returned to America.Kitty Cannell, a Paris-based fashion correspondent, became Helen Ferguson. The unnamed priest was based on Don Giuseppe Bianchi, the priest of the 69th and 70th regiments of the Brigata Ancona. Although the sources for Rinaldi are unknown, the character had already appeared in In Our Time.

    Much of the plot was written in correspondence with Frederic J. Agate. Agate, Hemingway’s friend, had a collection of letters to his wife from his time in Italy, which were later used as inspiration.

    Michael Reynolds, however, writes that Hemingway was not involved in the battles described. Because his previous novel, The Sun Also Rises, had been written as a roman à clef, readers assumed A Farewell to Arms to be autobiographical.A Farewell to Arms was begun during his time at Willis M. Spear’s guest ranch in Wyoming’s Bighorns. Some pieces of the novel were written in Piggott, Arkansas, at the home of his then-wife Pauline Pfeiffer, and in Mission Hills, Kansas while she was awaiting delivery of their baby. Pauline underwent a caesarean section as Hemingway was writing the scene about Catherine Barkley’s childbirth.

    Farewell To Weapons Otomo Katsuhiro Manga+art Book Review

    Farewell To Weapons is a deluxe sized manga + art book featuring the original short comic by Akira creator Otomo Katsuhiro, as well as artwork from the Farewell To Weapons short animated film , directed by Katoki Hajime.

    Note : The cover for the book is illustrated by Otomo Katsuhiro and can also be found in his latest art book Posters.

    The first section of the book features the original Farewell To Weapons manga by Otomo Katsuhiro, which can also be found in his compendium of short manga stories Memories. The relatively huge size in which the manga is presented is actually the full working size of the panels for Otomos comics, just like the original Akira manga comic panels I saw at Otomos Genga Exhibition in 2012.

    Superbly detailed and beautifully drawn character sheets. As first glance one might be mistaken that these were drawn by Otomo, but theyre actually the work of concept artist/animator Tatsuyuki Tanaka . Tanaka also animated Tetsuos mutation sequence in Akira.

    Environment concept art by illustrator Sono Yoshihiro, who is also a Gundam manga artist. I got to know Sono-san when working on Morita Shuheis Freedom OVA series at Sunrise Animation. See this interesting bit of trivia here. Storyboards are found near the end of the book.

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