24 Oct 2006

Akira Manga 1

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!

The entire series, collected in six massive volumes, 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, You really have to read the comic book if you're going to appreciate the quality of the storytelling and the magnificense of Katsuhiro Otomo's artwork. His work is incredible. Most Manga artists are renowned for their level of detail, but Otomo's is simply outstanding. The amount of work put into every panel makes you wonder how (even with assistants to help) he ever made any of his publishing deadlines.

Language - English
Suggested Age Rating - 14+
Page Count - 364
Black & White
Publisher - Dark Horse


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