Katsuhiro Otomo is best known as the creator of the three-thousand page epic AKIRA, among other influential manga. He also directed the groundbreaking animated feature film of the same name, as well as the acclaimed animated film, Steamboy. Most recently, he directed the live-action film Mushishi.
The work of designer and illustrator Kosuke Kawamura is a fixture in Tokyo's galleries and street fashion scene. He has created pieces for trendy brands including Diet Butcher Slim Skin, REVOLVER, and nana-nana. He is most well known for his intricate collages, and his mural project based on Katsuhiro Otomo's AKIRA was exhibited in Shibuya and, later, Milan and Los Angeles.