On 6th December, 1992 a new type of bomb exploded over
the metropolitan area of Japan with horrific global consequences.
Almost 40 years later in 2030 the Japanese population is beginning
to rebuild its social society, little knowing that a much
greater threat to the human race is on the horizon...
Japan's foremost Manga maestro, master storyteller Katsuhiro
Otomo, comes the epic work that introduced the West to the
epic, stylised and sweeping artform that is Manga - Akira.
post-apocalyptic saga, set in the remains of Neo-Tokyo, charts
the coming of the creature known as Akira - power both feared
and prized for its potential to shake the recovering world.
Caught in a power play between factions of a brutal military
organisation, a young rebel named Kaneda and Ryu, the leader
of an underground movement, are pulled into an escalating
nightmare, built around a group of psychically powered children.
monster (in both subject and size) of a graphic novel has
been launched by Titan to coincide with the release of the
launch of Akira on DVD and while the movie is excellent the
graphic novel is so much more. This represents the first It's
not difficult to see why this work grabbed the hearts of the
West. This is a work of art with balls!
all those who thought comics were for kids, this will prove
you wrong for good. A must buy and not that expensive for
360 pages of pure delight.