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Akira Vol 5 (GN)
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Katsuhiro Otomo
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Akira Vol 5 (GN)

Katsuhiro Otomo


Kodansha International

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


416 pages

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IN THE 21ST CENTURY, the once glittering Neo-Tokyo lies in ruin, leveled in minutes by the infinite power of the child psychic Akira. From the flooded wasteland of rubble and anarchy rises the Great Tokyo Empire, populated by a ragtag army of zealots and crazies who worship and fear Akria ad his mad prime minister, Tetsuo, and angry teen with immense powers of his own- and equally immense, twisted ambitions. The world at large is not taking the threat lying down, and the military strength of the planet is massing to take on the empire, but will technology's most advanced weaponry be enough to destroy Akira? And are Tetsuo's rapidly growing paranormal abilities a potentially greater threat?

A mind-blowing epic, Akira is a sweeping graphic-novel tour de force of awe-inspiring vision and gut-wrenching intensity- and the inspiration for the brilliant Akira animated film. Creator Katsuhiro Otomo has influenced a generation of graphic novelists and animators and is universally acknowledged as a storyteller of extraordinary skill, standing alongside the finest writers and directors of science fiction.

By:   Katsuhiro Otomo
Imprint:   Kodansha International
Country of Publication:   United States
Volume:   05
Dimensions:   Height: 254mm,  Width: 176mm,  Spine: 34mm
Weight:   749g
ISBN:   9781935429074
ISBN 10:   1935429078
Series:   Akira
Pages:   416
Publication Date:   May 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

- One of the most important manga of the 1980s...four stars. --Manga: The Complete Guide One of the most important manga of the 1980s...four stars. --Manga: The Complete Guide

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