Harmagedon: The Great Battle with Genma (ハルマゲドン 幻魔大戦 Harumagedon Genma Taisen?) is a science fiction anime movie released in 1983. The movie was based largely on Kazumasa Hirai’s first three Genma Taisen novels. The movie was directed by Rintaro with character designs by Katsuhiro Otomo (of Akira fame.) Keith Emerson was hired to do the rock soundtrack. Madhouse Studio did the animation.
"A Transylvanian princess, a Japanese high school student and a 2000 year old warrior are selected to be part of a small force of powerful psionic warriors assembled to be the defenders of Earth against a nihilistic alien entity bent on pure total cosmic destruction."
I am lucky to have a copy of Brutus Magazine’s special Katsuhiro Otomo issue. I thought it’d be nice to share the wealth. The magazine is full of tons of awesome pictures of Otomo’s work, Otomo in the studio, and even Otomo hanging out with Takehiko Inoue. How cool is that? One really cool thing is a few pages of shelfie’s (I included his movie collection here).
The magazine also came with a short comic by Otomo called Park, which I included a few pages of.
Unfortunately, I can’t read japanese, so I need a friend to come and translate the whole thing for me. They could read it to me like a bedtime story. Otomo is a huge inspiration and I’ll add this beauty to my collection of his stuff. More rare Otomo to come later!