Akira: v. 3

Akira: v. 3

Paperback Akira (del Rey)

By (author) Katsuhiro Otomo

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  • Publisher: Kodansha Comics
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 259mm x 25mm | 544g
  • Publication date: 13 July 2010
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1935429043
  • ISBN 13: 9781935429043
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 17,827

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IN THE 21ST CENTURY, the glittering Neo-Tokyo has risen from the rubble of a Tokyo destroyed by an apocalyptic telekinetic blast from a young boy called Akira the subject of a covert government experiment gone wrong now imprisoned for three decades in frozen stasis. But Tetsuo, an unstable youth with immense paranormal abilities of his own, has done the unthinkable: He has released Akira and set into motion a chain of events that could once again destroy the city and drag the world to the brink of Armageddon. Resistance agents and an armada of government forces race against the clock to find the child with godlike powers before his unstoppable destructive abilities are unleashed. One of the true international classics of graphic fiction, "Akira" has once again taken America by storm. Artist/writer/filmmaker Katsuhiro Otomo is acclaimed worldwide as a master storyteller, and "Akira" showcases Otomo at the peak of his creative form. "Akira" is a timeless, epic work of unforgettable beauty, horror, and imagination. "

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