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Akira, Vol. 1 by Katsuhiro Otomo
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Nov 25, 10

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Read in November, 2010

Usually, I'm not into manga (or anime) at all, but at the suggestion of a friend, I checked out volume 1 of the famed Akira series, and I'm glad I did. As Kaneda, head of a local youth biker gang in dystopian Japan, nearly loses his best friend Tetsuo a motorcycle accident, he quickly learns that there are more powerful forces at work in the world than he ever imagined. When Tetsuo awakens with latent psychic abilities now ravaging his mind, a series of events is kicked off involving secret government agencies, underground rebels, and... the summer Olympics? If you're anything like me, you'll be clamoring for more at the end of this book, and you'll also be asking yourself, "Just what is 'Akira'?"

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message 1: by Adam (new)

Adam I am not much of manga guy either but I really liked Akira the book and the film when I read/saw it the first time.

Steve Giordano Nice. Did you read the other volumes?

message 3: by Adam (new)

Adam Yeah I read the whole thing. The movie is really quite good at encompassing the whole story even though it's a bunch of volumes.

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