Akira, Volume 4

Akira, Volume 4

by Katsuhiro Otomo

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Overview

Suffering the fate that beset its namesake three decades earlier, twenty-first-century Neo-Tokyo lies in ruin. Set off by the bullet of a would-be assassin, the godlike telekinetic fury of the superhuman child Akira has once again demolished in seconds that which took decades and untold billions to build. Now cut off from the rest of the world, the Great Tokyo Empire rises, with Akira its king, the psychic juggernaut Tetsuo its mad prime minister, and a growing army of fanatic acolytes ready to go to any length to please their masters. Forces on the outside still search for a way to stop Akira, and the answer may lie in the hands of the mysterious Lady Miyako, a powerful member of Akira’s paranormal brotherhood. But the solution to harnessing Akira may ultimately be more dangerous than Akira himself.
       
Twenty years since its original release in Japan, Akira remains one of the most widely acclaimed and influential works of graphic fiction, and creator Katsuhiro Otomo has become a legendary storyteller in animation as well as manga. Akira is a science fiction tour de force, a breathtaking vision of innocence, infamy, and insanity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935429067
Publisher: Kodansha International
Publication date: 11/09/2010
Series: Akira Series , #4
Pages: 392
Sales rank: 78,162
Product dimensions: 7.24(w) x 11.80(h) x 1.27(d)
Age Range: 16 Years

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Akira Volume 4 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
LastCall on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
One of the great Sci-fi , post apocolyptic, comic book, action packed, graphic novels or all time.
duck2ducks on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It takes a certain genius to spend nearly 1000 pages building up an environment like Neo-Tokyo, only to so thoroughly destroy it in the final pages of Vol 3. In this book the apocalyptic cityscape is almost unrecognizable, and Otomo admirably spends just as much time and attention detailing it: the physical ruins, as well as the shifting alliances and vicious new factions that rush into the vacuum left behind.

At 400 pages this is one of the longer volumes. Made even longer (which isn't a complaint) because it's hard not to find yourself occasionally stalling in your progress, as your eyes linger over the compelling draftsmanship of even the quietest scenes.

Anonymous More than 1 year ago