Akira 35th Anniversary Box Set

May 21, 2018 - Comment

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

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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.

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Comments

Chauncey says:

Top Quality Collection of One of the Greats Beautiful set. This exceeds my expectations. Take note, the books are presented in the original right-to-left reading format (as it is in Japan). There is a lot to say about this wonderful story and the set itself.First, the box. The box cover/slip cover is well built and the graphics are crisp and the colors are deep. The cardboard is thick and sturdy. The lid opens on the top by splitting open down the middle (see pictures). The two parts to the opening (door?) have magnets in the…

Vincent says:

Great collection! Awesome art book! Shipping ymmv Absolutely one of the best collections I’ve bought. The pre-order price was a good deal ($107.99). It’s an insanely heavy box with all six akira volumes in hardcover with colored book jackets. The end sheets are colored as well. Each volume begins with summaries of previous volumes, art, and glossy intro pages, which are all colored too! There’s a preview at the end of each volume and sometimes related extra artwork. An index for non-translated sound effects are also located at the end of each…

grafdog says:

The best manga gets the best american printing to date A few issues are the bammer new translation, the non translated sound effects and the CLUB book is the inferior english printing by dark horse which is printed on glossy stock and has poor line reproduction. If you have the original japanese printing compare it and you can see how the fine lines drop out of the BW art and the color gets muddy in the new edition.The translation seems pretty much the same as the dark horse set, but the theres a lot of dialogue changed or updated using…

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