Akira [Cinemanga] (GN 1 of 5)

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Title: Akira [Cinemanga]
Volume: GN 1 / 5
Pages: 160
Distributor: Tokyopop

Release date: 2003-01-21
Suggested retail price: $14.99
Age rating: 16+

UPC: 645573044893 645573044893
ISBN-10: 1931514887 1931514887
ISBN-13: 9781931514880 9781931514880

1 of 5 volumes in the Cine-Manga treatment of Otomo-sensei's 1988 anime classic, Akira. This pocket-sized paperback volume comprises screen-shots from the film rendered with key dialog and narration in full-color panels.

2019, 31 years after Tokyo was destroyed by a top-secret weapons project during World War III. Now, Neo-Tokyo has risen from the ashes to become a dark and dangerous dystopia riddled with gangs and terrorists. The government is rife with corruption and maintains only nominal control over the powerful military.

Childhood friends Tetsuo and Kaneda stumble upon Neo-Tokyo's darkest secret when their motorcycle gang encounters a military operation to retrieve an escaped experimental subject. Tetsuo is captured and subjected to military experiments that give him tremendous - but uncontrollable - psychic powers. Can Tetsuo be stopped? Perhaps ... by unlocking the secrets of the last boy to destroy Tokyo ... Akira!

Images digitally captured from the re-mastered source material for the movie.

(added on 2011-12-05, modified on 2011-12-05)

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