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Akira, Vol. 5 by Katsuhiro Otomo
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Dec 14, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: fiction, manga, science-fiction
Read from December 12 to 13, 2011

The more that I have read this series, the more I wondered why they did not take the time to create a proper sequel to Akira the animated movie. This manga series has such superb depth that I cannot recommend it enough. In this volume of the manga, it managers to start a subtle but penetrating examination of the Japan's relationship with the United States and the rest of the world. I have seen that trope done time and again, but Akira's treatment is level-headed and engaging. And that's not even the main plot! This could be the best manga series that I have ever read.

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