Akira Vol. 1


by Katsuhiro Otomo

The post-apocalyptic science-fiction saga Akira, with its thought-provoking themes and kinetic artwork, introduced the world to the power of manga. Now available again, this classic adventure is ready to be discovered by a new generation of readers

ISBN: 9781935429005

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Originally serialized in Japan between 1981 and 1993, Otomo’s 2,000-plus-page science fiction epic Akira was reprinted as a monthly comic book in the U.S. in the early ’90s. This new six-volume series is the first time it’s appeared as an English-language graphic novel. Set in Tokyo 38 years after its destruction in World War III (which, according to this story, happened in 1992), Akira eventually evolves into a philosophical investigation of time. But this first volume is all action, nonstop car chases and gun fights strung together with exaggerated speed lines and lots of gigantic machinery. The complicated plot revolves around two teenagers in a motorbike gang that encounters a strange child with an old man’s features.

368 Pages, Black and White, Softcover
Kodansha Comics, 2015

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Weight 22 oz
Dimensions 10 × 7 × 1 in

Katsuhiro Otomo


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