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In the 21st century, the once-glittering Neo-Tokyo lies in ruins, leveled in minutes by the infinite power of the child psychic giant, Akira. Now a wasteland of rubble and anarchy, the Great Tokyo Empire rises, a ragtag group of zealots and crazies who worship and fear Akira and his mad prime minister, Tetsuo, an angry teen with immense powers of his own — and equally immense twisted ambitions. The planet at large is not taking the threat lying down, however, and the might of the world is ready to take on the Empire, but will technology's most advanced weaponry be enough to destroy Akira — and is Tetsuo an ever greater threat? The fifth chapter in a sweeping epic of over 2000 pages, Akira vol. 5 is the penultimate act of a mind-blowing graphic-novel masterpiece of awe-inspiring imagination and gut-wrenching power, and the inspiration for the classic Akira animated film.

Synopsis:

"Akira is set in the post-apocalypse Neo-Tokyo of 2019, a vast metropolis built on the ahses 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. 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!

Product Details

ISBN:
9781569715277
Author:
Otomo, Katsuhiro
Author:
Ootomo, Katsuhiro
Publisher:
Dark Horse
Location:
Milwaukie, Or.
Subject:
Comic books, strips, etc.
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Graphic Novels
Subject:
Graphic Novels - Science Fiction
Subject:
Science fiction comic books, strips, etc
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Comic books, strips, etc. -- Japan.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Dark Horse
Series:
Akira
Series Volume:
05
Publication Date:
20020128
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Young adult
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in 1.6 lb
Age Level:
14-UP

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"Synopsis" by , "Akira is set in the post-apocalypse Neo-Tokyo of 2019, a vast metropolis built on the ahses 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. 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!
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