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Dark Horse is committed to bringing the finest comics from around the world to America. Now, in association with Kodansha Ltd. and Studio Proteus, Dark Horse has again gathered one of the crown jewels of graphic fiction. 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!

Collected in six massive volumes, Akira 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, Akira is the one work that must be represented in your collection!

Review:

"[A] few seconds of story time can take pages and Otomo's hyperkinetic black-and-white drawings explode across the page." Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN:
9781569714980
Author:
Otomo, Katsuhiro
Publisher:
Dark Horse Manga
Location:
Milwaukee, Or.
Subject:
Comic books, strips, etc.
Subject:
Teenagers
Subject:
Parapsychology
Subject:
Graphic Novels
Subject:
Graphic Novels - Science Fiction
Subject:
Science fiction comic books, strips, etc
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
manga;comics;graphic novel;science fiction;fiction;cyberpunk;akira;post-apocalyptic;japan;japanese;comic;dystopia;seinen;anime;comic book;classic;motorcycles;apocalyptic;sf;dark horse
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Akira
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20001226
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Young adult
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in 1.3 lb
Age Level:
14-UP

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