The Akira 35th Anniversary Box Set is now available for preorder from Amazon. Ordering now discounts the collection down to $119.99 shipped, which is 33% off the list price. The box set includes six hardcover volumes which cover the entire comic series by Katsuhiro Otomo. It features the traditional ‘right to left’ reading style as well as the unaltered original art. While it won’t be released until later this year on October 24th, now is a great time to lock in a discounted price on one of the most iconic manga series of all time.
An all-new, complete 35th anniversary hardcover edition 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.