Akira: Book one

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Kodansha Comics, 2009 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 363 pages
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Welcome to Neo-Tokyo, built on the ashes of a Tokyo annihilated by a blast of unknown origin that triggered World War III. The lives of two streetwise teenage friends, Tetsuo and Kaneda, change forever when paranormal abilities begin to waken in Tetsuo, making him a target for a shadowy agency that will stop at nothing to prevent another catastrophe like the one that leveled Tokyo. At the core of the agency’s motivation is a raw, all-consuming fear of an unthinkable, monstrous power known only as Akira.

Katsuhiro Otomo’s stunning science fiction masterpiece is considered by many to be the finest work of graphic fiction ever produced, and Otomo’s brilliant animated film version is regarded worldwide as a classic.

This edition includes a new foreword from the author and a postscript from Dark Horse publisher Mike Richardson!

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Excellent ending to the series. - Goodreads
holy shit what an ending - Goodreads
The artwork is astonishing to boot. - Goodreads
the ending was kind of, eh... - Goodreads

Review: Akira, Vol. 1 (Akira: 6 Volumes #1)

User Review  - David Wickham - Goodreads

I can understand why people think this is such a great book but I just thought it was okay. The artwork was great and the story line was interesting but not interesting enough for me to buy the next volume. Read full review

Review: Akira, Vol. 1 (Akira: 6 Volumes #1)

User Review  - Evan - Goodreads

The best, most dynamic art I have seen in a manga. Great characterizations and story are hardly hamstrung by a lackluster (sigh) translation. Otomo does well to make scumbag shit-for-brains rapist ... Read full review

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