Akira Volume 1, Paperback Book
4 out of 5 (2 ratings)


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368 pages, 1 Illustrations, unspecified
  • Publisher: Kodansha America, Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Manga
  • ISBN: 9781935429005



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Excellent. The movie had to strip so much away, so that reading this manages to be quite fresh and shocking, even though I still have the basic idea of what's going on. 5 more volumes, of which I only have the second. Guess I'll have to shell out for the other 4.4 stars oc

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I think my opinion on this work will be largely influenced by the quality of the rest of the volumes. I was entertained and intrigued by this book, though I found Tetsuo's personality change to be rather abrupt and lacking in foundation. I hope that the rest of the books will provide the illumination I seek. The art was incredible however, and I stopped reading more than once just to admire a panel and idly wish I had a print of it. But while I find the work to be very good, it's still a far cry from cozying up next to Watchmen on my Graphic Novel of Epic, Transcendent Genius shelf... of course, Watchmen is the only book on that shelf.

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