Akira Volume 1

Akira Volume 1

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Akira 1 introduces readers to a gritty 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 levelled Tokyo. At the core of the agency's motivation is a raw, all-consuming fear of an unthinkable, monstrous power known only as Akira.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 172 x 254 x 30.48mm | 660g
  • Kodansha Comics
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1935429000
  • 9781935429005
  • 1,717

Review Text

Welcome to Neo-Tokyo, built on the ashes of a Tokyo annihilated by a blast of unknown origin that...
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Review quote

"One of the most important manga of the 1980s, Akira influenced thousands of science fiction manga and anime with its dark urban future."-Manga: The Complete Guide
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About Katsuhiro Otomo

Katsuhiro Otomo is best known as the creator of the three-thousand page epic Akira. He also directed the groundbreaking animated feature film of the same name, as well as the acclaimed animated film, Steamboy. Most recently, he directed the live-action Japanese film, Mushishi.
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Rating details

27,351 ratings
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4 30% (8,342)
3 10% (2,820)
2 2% (525)
1 1% (265)
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