Akira Volume 2

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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 ...

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Overview

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.
 

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"Packed with gravity, mystery, and power."—Comics Buyer's Guide
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935429029
  • Publisher: Kodansha International
  • Publication date: 6/22/2010
  • Series: Akira Series , #2
  • Pages: 296
  • Sales rank: 140,250
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2003

    Thrilling, A Page Turner

    Akira Volume 2 is a great graphic novel that should be on everyone's bookshelf. It's suspenseful, exciting, and funny.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2001

    One of the finest pieces of Japanese Literature

    AKIRA is the greatest anime ever. The story is complicated and thoughtful, the characters are deep and real, and the surrondings sureal and hauntingly possible. This graphic novel is just as good as the first part and leaves you on the edge. Simply increditable.

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