An all-new, complete 35th anniversary hardcover box set of one of the most acclaimed and influential comics of all time, with the original Japanese art and right-to-left reading format for the first time! The science-fiction epic that changed anime and manga forever is presented in six beautiful hardcover volumes, plus the hardcover Akira Club art book and an exclusive patch with the iconic pill design.
In 1982, Kodansha published the first chapter of Akira, a dystopian saga set in Neo-Tokyo, a city recovering from thermonuclear attack where the streets have been ceded to motorcycle gangs and the rich and powerful run dangerous experiments on destructive, supernatural powers that they cannot control. In 1988, the manga was adapted into what was at the time the most expensive animated film ever made, which brought Akira’s influence out of the manga world and onto the global stage. Today, it remains a touchstone for artists, writers, filmmakers, and fans, retaining all the brutal impact and narrative intensity it had when Otomo first unleashed it onto the world.
By Katsuhiro Otomo
The Kodansha Comics Gift Guide Are you looking for the perfect gift for your manga loving friends and family? It can be hard to choose in a sea of series, but this year we’ve got you covered with curated selections for everyone on your list! Part III: Classics Crusaders Whatever the tastes of your […]
Coming in Spring 2017! Kodansha Comics is excited to announce the two new titles for the Spring 2017 catalog! OTOMO: A Tribute to the Mind Behind Akira OTOMO was originally published in France as a limited-edition book given at the prestigious Angoulême International Comics Festival, where Otomo was recipient of the Grand Prize in 2015. […]
Whew! Here's what from Kodansha Comics made its way into the world for the first time at San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend! BLAME! anime trailer WORLD PREMIERE Tsutomu Nihei drawing a sketch for a fan at the comiXology booth at San Diego Comic-Con. Tsutomu Nihei, creator of science-fiction megamanga Knights of Sidonia, BLAME!, and NOiSE, made a big splash in […]