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Akira Volume 2

Akira Volume 2

By Katsuhiro Otomo

Paperback | ISBN 9781935429029

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Akira is an important manga that influenced a generation of Japanese and American creators. It debuted in Japan in 1984 and in the U.S. in 1989, and it has remained a perenial bestseller in both countries ever since. The anime film version of Akira is credited with changing the way animation was perceived in America, and interest in Akira has never been higher.

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, 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 harbors 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 adaptation, Akira is required reading for any enthusiast of science fiction, manga, and the graphic novel.


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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781935429029
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Publisher: Kodansha America, Inc
Number of pages: 304
Width (mm): 178
Height (mm): 253
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