Akira 1 - Katsuhiro Otomo (Paperback)

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Barcode
9781935429005
Department
Books
Released
13 Oct 2009
Supply Source
USA

Book

Author
Katsuhiro Otomo
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Kodansha Comics
Series
Akira
Language
English
Number of Pages
363
Dimensions
254 x 178 x 32mm (658g)

Annotation

In Neo-Tokyo, built on the former site of Tokyo after World War III, two teenagers are targeted by agencies after they develop paranormal abilities.

Summary

Welcome to Neo-Tokyo, built on the ashes of a Tokyo annihilated by a blast of unknown origin that triggered World War III. The lives of two streetwise teenage friends, Tetsuo and Kaneda, change forever when paranormal abilities begin to waken in Tetsuo, making him a target for a shadowy agency that will stop at nothing to prevent another catastrophe like the one that leveled Tokyo. At the core of the agency’s motivation is a raw, all-consuming fear of an unthinkable, monstrous power known only as Akira.

Katsuhiro Otomo’s stunning science fiction masterpiece is considered by many to be the finest work of graphic fiction ever produced, and Otomo’s brilliant animated film version is regarded worldwide as a classic.

This edition includes a new foreword from the author and a postscript from Dark Horse publisher Mike Richardson!

Picture Fiction

General Subject
Graphic Novels
BISAC Subject 1
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Science Fiction
Library Subject 1
Teenagers; Japan; Tokyo; Comic books, strips, etc.
Academic Subject 1
Graphic Works Fiction
Dewey Classification
741.5/952