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"Packed with gravity, mystery, and power."—Comics Buyer's Guide
In the 21st Century, Neo-Tokyo has risen from the ashes of a Tokyo obliterated by a monstrous psychokinetic power known only as Akira, a being who yet lives, secretly imprisoned in frozen stasis. Those who stand guard know that Akira's awakening is a terrifying inevitability. Tetsuo Yamashita, an angry young man with immense - and rapidly growing - psychic abilities, may be their only hope to control Akira when he wakes. But Tetsuo is becoming increasingly unstable and harbours a growing obsession to confront Akira face-to-face. A clandestine group including his former best friend sets out to destroy Tetsuo before he can release Akira - or before Tetsuo himself becomes so powerful that no force on Earth can stop him!
An epic masterpiece of graphic fiction and the inspiration for its stunning animated adaption, Akira is required reading for any enthusiast of science fiction, manga, and the graphic novel. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
If you know of the Akira Anime this Manga should be of no surprise; however, there are some definite differences that will become evident upon reading. Read morePublished on Oct. 2 2003 by Saiyajinzoningen
When my brother came bouncing in with this book, my first thought was 'you paid 23 pounds for that? are you mad? Read morePublished on Sept. 4 2002 by Tallulah
I rated the first 4 stars, it was a great start but a bit sluggish in parts that I found myself struggling to stay with the story till it got good again. Read morePublished on Aug. 10 2001 by T. Burton
Something is definitely lost in the black and white drawings, which are nonetheless still quite impressive. Read morePublished on Aug. 4 2001 by Stephen M. Vakil
definitly different from the movie. the end of this book is almost at the same point of where the movie ends, i can tell you that i have great anticipation for the next 4 volumes... Read morePublished on July 21 2001
THIS IS AN AWESOME SECOND EDITION TOT EH AKIRA MANGA COLLECTION. IF ANYONE HAS SEEN THE MOVIE YOU KNOW MORE THAN OTHERS, UNTIL YOU READ THIS BOOK , THE FIRST KEPT PRETTY WELL WITH... Read morePublished on July 19 2001
This is the 2nd collected TPB volume in Katsuhiro Otomo's science fiction epic masterpice. There are six volumes in total. Read morePublished on June 1 2001