- Hardcover: 2530 pages
- Publisher: Kodansha Comics; Anniversary edition (Oct. 31 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1632364611
- ISBN-13: 978-1632364616
- Product Dimensions: 34 x 28.2 x 34.5 cm
- Shipping Weight: 10.3 Kg
- Average Customer Review: 28 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,507 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Akira 35th Anniversary Box Set Hardcover – Oct 31 2017
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About the Author
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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An award-winning new edition
This new edition of one of the most influential comics ever features all six volumes in a revised translation with new, right-to-left lettering and Otomo's original sound effects, plus the Akira Club art book and an exclusive iron-on patch.
Multiple Eisner Award winner
At San Diego Comic-Con 2018, the Akira 35th Anniversary box set won two Eisner Awards – the most prestigious awards in comics – for best archival project (comics) and best product design. The set is designed to be the definitive reading experience of Akira and to make a splash on any collector's shelf.
*Best Production Design, Eisner Awards, 2018; Best Archival Project (Comics), Eisner Awards, 2018
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The box is well done with magnetic flaps, printed inside and outside. The patch is small but detailed.
The books are the standard size, hardcover with a dust jacket, so more artwork ! Also, all books are marked as part of the 35th anniversary set.
The original sound effects are nice, as well as some differences in the art (Akira went through several versions).
Each book has an index of the Japanese sound effects with translation, although I can't imagine anybody reading it through; nice reference I guess.
The box itself is beautiful and well put together, though the extra art book is a little taller than the others thus causing a bit of a difference in height. The patch is very neat but have no idea what to do with it.
The books are wrapped in a very thin dust cover that feels like it wouldn't last long if you were reading the books with it still on. Otherwise great purchase and well worth the wait!
6 beautiful hardcover books that tell the horror tale of a classic NEO sci-fi dystopian society! You have to own this set if you are an avid manga reader and collector!
If you're a collector this might be an issue for you. If you buy it only to enjoy a great book this is perfect for you! The artwork is amazing with a very good quality printing
I love this series, it was great to re-visit.....
However, by the time I got to reading the sixth volume it turns out that the binding is completely coming apart :(
This was purchased new. This is really unfortunate.
Because I read through them one at a time I can no longer return exchange this very pricey set.
If you decide to buy this, make sure to examine the bindings of each volume immediately upon opening the box as to not lose the opportunity to have it replaced. Quite a bummer in that regards. I would have expected better quality assurance on these sets.
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