Akira (Vol. 1)

Akira (Vol. 1)

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Akira (Vol. 1) is a science fiction manga by Katsuhiro Otomo. Set in 2019 after Tokyo was destroyed by World War II, two teenage friends Tetsuo and Kaneda fight against a monstrous power known as Akira. 

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What the community says about Akira (Vol. 1)

  • William Stephens
    Written on April 20, 2018
    " I had only seen the film and I must say the books are even better. Much more depth involved, I am not sure it for all though. Probably a bit too much for younger readers."
  • Carolyn Brown
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "Why are you reading this review when you could be reading the most amazing sci-fi dramatic manga the 1980s produced? The date shouldn't bother you a second. The art stands up to time and the story is without par. Action, intrigue, and flying motorcycles in a Tokyo destroyed too soon for Godzilla to wreck. I fell in love with this story as an anime, and the manga only makes it more fascinating."
    Kenneth Fowler
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "Akira is one of the most iconic mangas of all time. It takes place in a post-apocalyptic Neo-Tokyo so it definitely fits the dark and tragic theme. I also watched the movie version and that was worth the watch as well, definitely recommended."
  • Shirley Bradley
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "The translation is well done, which is so so important. The book itself is solid. I highly recommend it. "
  • Olivia Hunt
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "Nice book to read."
  • Kenneth Simmons
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "This is a nice book!"
  • Donna Ramirez
    Written on April 18, 2018
    " I've never been a great consumer of comics or manga, only the absolute classics have gotten my attention, but the fantastic artwork and narrative flow of Otomo's masterpiece was enthralling. Being a manga, and not an especially wordy one, I tore through this whole 300+ page volume in under an hour, then turned around and immediately ordered the other volumes. The ideas and themes Otomo tackles in this series are famously complex and thought provoking, but they never become overpowering or discouraging due to the thorough depiction of a wonderful setting. The world these characters live in is vibrant and every bit as interesting as its cyberpunk/sci-fi mashup of a plot. "
  • David Weber
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Akira (Vol. 1) is the best manga characters. two teenage friends Tetsuo and Kaneda fight against a monstrous power known as Akira."
  • Dorothy Bishop
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "nice book to read"
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