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Akira 1 By Katsuhiro OtoAt nothing to prevent another catastrophe like that which leveled Tokyo At the core of their motivation is a raw all consuming fear of an unthinkable monstrous power known only asAkir. If you are reading this review there might be a possibility that you may have watched the movie and probably thinking if it is just a condensed version of the manga So I'll start my review with that Bear in mind though that Akira has six volumes thus I don't know the whole scope of the similarities and the differences So is the manga the same with the anime Yes and no The manga is way extensive than the movie Key plot points in the comics are also there in the movie so that the latter does not deviate that much from away the source material but I feel that you are missing too many things in the film There's a lot of interplay between the characters that you haven't seen in the movie though the core elements are still there Like Kaneda and Tetsuo are BFFs Kei is a sort of love interest to Kaneda you have the children and their look out for each other vibeBike bros Kaneda and Tetsuo's relationship and actions towards each other are pivotal to the storyBook better than the movie I can hardly say after reading just volume 1 of six But I reckon that both have their own merits that make them a great on their own But if a gun is pointed at my head and asks me to choose one I'd say the movie Like I said it's an unfair judgment given this early

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DOWNLOAD Akira 1 By Katsuhiro Otomo õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ä ❮Reading❯ ➶ Akira 1 Author Katsuhiro Otomo – Welcome to 21st century neo Tokyo a vast metropolis built on the ashes of a Tokyo annihilated by an apocalyptic blast of unknown origin that triggered World War III Welcome to st century neo Tokyo a vast metropolis built on the ashes of a Tokyo annihilated by an apocalyptic blast of unknown origin that triggered World War III The lives of two str. Akira And A Boy Shall Rule Them All Badly A Boy Whose Head Contains A Supernova 'Akira' and 'Lone Wolf and Cub' were among the first complete manga masterpieces to be published in English and despite the mirror imaging were very similar to their original tankobon incarnations Katsuhiro Otomo's SF classic 'Akira' as well as it's eually brilliant predecessor 'Domu' revolutionized Japanese comics It introduced realistic incredibly detailed artwork that merged a far subtle manga stylization with European influences incorporating aspects from the art of 'Metal Hurlant' regulars Moebius Francois Schuiten and Enki Bilal The importance of 'Akira' is difficult to express but it certainly rivals US contemporaries 'Watchmen' and 'The Dark Knight Returns' and it ran far longer than either title giving it an epic scope and grandeur that exceeds both of those seminal works If it was a decision between Katsuhiro Otomo 'Domu' and 'Akira'; Frank Miller 'Batman Year One' and 'Batman The Dark Knight Returns'; or Alan Moore 'V for Vendetta' and 'Watchmen'; I'd say that Otomo created the best and most influential works of the 1980's That ignores some huge titles like 'Love and Rockets' and 'Maus' and 'Raw' and 'Weirdo' and 'Yummy Fur' and 'The Incal' and 'Les Cites Obscures' etc but I'll stand by it with all due respectAll that hyperbole crosses without friction to the film adaptation perhaps the best anime and animated film ever made But Otomo wrote and directed his debut when he was only around half way through the manga The 6 volume 2200 page series is not just 'worth checking out' for fans of the anime it's essential The film contains less than 15% of the super epic that inspired it but the art the characters the basic plot and the light speed pacing will all be unmistakably familiarOn a Technical Note While I prefer the original right to left orientation for translated manga Kodansha is still using the Dark Horse translation that appeared before Japanese formatting surprised the hell out of US publishers by catching on It's only as big a deal as you make it in my opinion; obsessive compulsive types are out of luck but anyone who has recovered from the mind blowing shock of confronting a left handed doppelganger in the bathroom mirror will do just fine My preference for R to L has to do with preserving the artist's original vision does that sound right Something like that anyway As far as accessibility flipping the art is probably easier for weak western minds and eyeballs I'd rather watch a film reflected in a mirror than I would one played in reverse Domu Otomo's Pre Akira Masterpiece Otomo's first masterpiece is overshadowed by the grandeur of Akira but both the art and the story display the full range of his creative powers In an apartment mega complex with thousands of residents the suicide rate has risen dramatically An old man with terrifying psychic abilities has become senile and is now indulging his deadly and selfish whims manipulating the residents like puppets and sending some to their deaths The families of the victims are baffled The police investigating the deaths don't know what to make of it all but as they follow the bizarre trail of clues they get closer to a killer they're incapable of stopping But when a little girl moves in with her family the old man is suddenly confronted by someone determined to stop his malevolent games a child with powers that might exceed his own The town sized apartment complex becomes a battlefield between two psychic juggernauts and the old man's malicious games unleash a storm of telekinetic fury that threatens to kill hundreds of innocent people Otomo was far ahead of his time and his genius for graphic storytelling inspired an entire generation of young mangaka Domu holds up remarkably well and deserves to have a much wider audience; unbelievably this is somehow out of print in North America I don't know what the fuck Kodansha is thinking but they need to publish a new edition and promote it If you haven't read Domu stop whatever you're doing and run blindly around the countryside screaming the title until someone finally tries to pacify you with a copy If some asshole shows up with 'Appleseed' add projectile vomit and urine to the routine Accept no substitutes An Excellent Review of 'Domu A Child's Dream' That Should Convince You Of Its Brilliance More Art book Reviews More Comic book Reviews More Novel Reviews

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Eetwise teenage friends Tetsuo and Kaneda change forever when dormant paranormal abilities begin to waken in Tetsuo who becomes a target for a shadowy government agency who will stop. I first watched the anime adaptation of Akira when I was an eight or nine years old kid despite the gruesome images and the violence the anime was still aired in daytime 'family hours' during summer holiday back then shocking and the whole thing really scared the shit out of me I mean what eight years old kid has the strong enough mentality to handle the image of little children who look like elderly evil looking massive teddy bear and a teenager turns into a mother fucking monsterI only started to appreciate this Sci Fi masterpiece when finally I mustered up enough courage to overcome my childhood trauma and watched the anime again when I went to collegeDecades later I am now reading the manga version of Akira I am impressed by Katsuhiro Otomo's realistic and detailed artwork his gloomy worldview and his creativity I'm speechlessI'm pleasantly surprised by how the manga is different from the anime movie and I really couldn't put the book down off I go to read the next volume