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Akira, Vol. 1 - Yoko Umezawa, Katsuhiro Otomo, Chris Warner, Jo Duffy, Linda York
Akira, Vol. 1
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Dark Horse is committed to bringing the finest comics from around the world to America. Now, in association with Kodansha Ltd. and Studio Proteus, Dark Horse has again gathered one of the crown jewels of graphic fiction. Katsuhiro Otomo's stunning science-fiction masterpiece, Akira! Regarded by... show more
Dark Horse is committed to bringing the finest comics from around the world to America. Now, in association with Kodansha Ltd. and Studio Proteus, Dark Horse has again gathered one of the crown jewels of graphic fiction. Katsuhiro Otomo's stunning science-fiction masterpiece, Akira! Regarded by many as the finest comic series ever produced, Akira is a bold and breathtaking epic of potent narrative strength and astonishing illustrative skill.

Akira is set in the post-apocalypse Neo-Tokyo of 2019, a vast metropolis built on the ashes of a Tokyo annihilated by an apocalyptic blast of unknown power that triggered World War III. The lives of two streetwise teenage friends, Tetsuo and Kaneda, change forever when dormant paranormal abilities begin to waken in Tetsuo, who becomes a target for a shadowy government operation, a group who will stop at nothing to prevent another catastrophe like that which leveled Tokyo. And at the core of their motivation is a raw, all-consuming fear: a fear of someone -- or something -- of unthinkably monstrous power known only as...Akira. And Akira is about to rise!

Collected in six massive volumes, Akira has been reproduced in its original, black-and-white majesty as never-before-seen in an English-translated edition. If you love science fiction, manga or comics, Akira is the one work that must be represented in your collection!
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781569714980 (1569714983)
Publisher: Dark Horse
Pages no: 364
Edition language: English
Series: Akira Collection (#1)
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Bookish Blerd
Bookish Blerd rated it
5.0 Akira, Vol. 1
That awkward moment when you go to read Vol. 4 and the "the story so far" doesn't sound familiar at all because it's literally been years since you read Volumes 1-3. So this is technically a re-read, but it almost feels like a first time read because it's been soooo long. I can't believe how much I...
Bookstooge's Reviews On the Road
Bookstooge's Reviews On the Road rated it
4.5 Akira #1 (Manga Monday)
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vnorthw
vnorthw rated it
I recently re-watched the Akira movie and came to the conclusion that the movie seems to leave a lot of questions unanswered and some really ambiguous. I'm sure some of this is completely intentional on Otomo's part, but with almost 2000 pages of graphic novel, I'm sure much of the story had to be l...
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