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Akira Vol 2 (GN)
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Katsuhiro Otomo
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Akira Vol 2 (GN)

Katsuhiro Otomo


9781935429029

Kodansha International


Science Fiction » Cyberpunk;
Science Fiction » Post Holocaust;
Science Fiction » Psychic Abilities;
Science Fiction » Superpowers;
Science Fiction » Political;
Science Fiction » Urban SF;
Media » Manga;
Award Winners » Harvey Award;
Award Winners » Kodansha Manga Award


Paperback

304 pages

$42.99
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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.

Story Locale- Neo-Tokyo, Japan Series Overview- Akira is set in the post-apocalypse Neo-Tokyo of 2019, a vast metropolis built on the ashes 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, a group who will stop at nothing to prevent another catastrophe like that which leveled Tokyo. 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. And Akira is about to rise!

By:   Katsuhiro Otomo
Imprint:   Kodansha International
Country of Publication:   United States
Volume:   02
Dimensions:   Height: 253mm,  Width: 178mm,  Spine: 22mm
Weight:   560g
ISBN:   9781935429029
ISBN 10:   1935429027
Series:   Akira
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   May 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active


Packed with gravity, mystery, and power. -- Comics Buyer's Guide<br>

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