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Akira, Vol. 1 #2020

Akira Vol The science fiction tale set in in Tokyo after the city was destroyed by World War III follows the lives of two teenage friends Tetsuo and Kaneda who have a consuming fear of a monstrous power

  • Title: Akira, Vol. 1
  • Author: Katsuhiro Otomo Yoko Umezawa Linda M. York Mary Jo Duffy
  • ISBN: 9781569714980
  • Page: 222
  • Format: Paperback
  • Akira, Vol. 1 By Katsuhiro Otomo Yoko Umezawa Linda M. York Mary Jo Duffy, The science fiction tale set in 2019 in Tokyo after the city was destroyed by World War III, follows the lives of two teenage friends, Tetsuo and Kaneda, who have a consuming fear of a monstrous power known as Akira.

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    1. 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 equally brilliant predecessor, Domu revolutionized Japanese comics It introduced realistic, incredibly detailed artwork that merged a far subtle manga stylization with Europ [...]

    2. Like many, I read comics as a child, but I was not avid never a collector and it was not until I became an adult and returned to comics that I began to look at what they can be, and the stories they can tell Whatever avidity I lacked then, I have since made up for, becoming an incidental snob for European comics.Similarly, despite my familiarity as a child with Japanese anime, it is only in recent years that I have returned to that tradition I watched Dragonball, Sailor Moon, and Ronin Warriors [...]

    3. If I hadn t seen the film version of Akira way back in the late eighties, at a midnight screening at our local Indy theatre run by the crazy Swede my Dad hated for selling us a nicked table , and if I hadn t watched it repeatedly over the next twenty some years, I d have read this manga this week with complete disdain But the movie, luckily, is a masterpiece, and it is based on the full six part manga, so I have some sense of where Akira is going and what makes it worth while.As a stand alone ch [...]

    4. KANEDAAAAAAAAAAA TETSUOOOOOOOOOO That s basically the extent of my memory of Akira, an anime movie I watched when I was 9 So I was interested to learn that it s also a critically acclaimed comic that s hailed as one of the finest the medium has ever created First published in 1982, the comic predates the film by 6 years though interestingly both were created by one man, the visionary artist Katsuhiro Otomo, who was an astoundingly young 28 years old when this book was first published, meaning he [...]

    5. 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 n [...]

    6. So apparently I m doing this manga thing right now Like many people, I was dazzled by the film version of this as a teen Now, finally, I m reading it, and it promises much welcome development A lot of the tropes are familiar post destruction of tokyo, teen rebellion, ill advised tapping of uncontrollable power but this distinguishes itself in a lot of ways Though originally serialized like most manga, it s almost impossible to tell the plotting seems that cohesive and fully thought out, each ep [...]

    7. I can see why this is a classic, and it has a lot going for it in terms of style, pacing, art and sheer epic ness of story On the other hand, the manic intensity just gets exhausting and old and it is very hard to care about the anti heroic to a fault protagonists, Tatsuo and Kaneda, who are pretty creepy and dull.I ve never been interested in material whose drama is exclusively to be found in frenetic activity I need at least something else to draw me in besides fast motorcycles and exploding h [...]

    8. 4.5 5 starsAt 2 17P.M on December 6th, 1992, a new type of bomb exploded over the metropolitan area of Japan.9 hours later World War III began.38 years later became Neo Tokyo.Several teenagers trouble making friends end up at the old bomb site and one of them crashes into an unknown, wrinkled looking kid with special abilities , and then the story gets rather crazy.

    9. Resenha da S rie Inteira S quem foi adolescente nos anos 80, e que era completamente nerd com a paranoia nuclear e a Guerra Fria, como eu era, pode entender como foi marcante assistir aquele anime maravilhoso naquela poca, naquele tempo A possibilidade de um apocalipse nuclear era mais concreta do que a cadeira esquenta o meu traseiro nesse momento Eu, na minha pira o nerd adolescente, usava essas narrativas p s apocal pticas como guias de sobreviv ncia, com aquela vis o de o que eu faria nessa [...]

    10. VALUE SECTION 10 10 Analysis Historical Value 3 3, Rereadability 3 3, Memorability 4 4 Amongst the most classic manga titles of all times, Akira has passed in history as one of the best dystopian apocalyptic titles of all times, not only because of its detailed artwork but also because of its themes, angst ridden characters, and grotesque action transformation scenesT SECTION 8 10 Analysis General Artwork 2 2, Character Figures 1 2, Backgrounds 2 2, Readability 2 2, Visual Effects 1 2 I must say [...]

    11. Visualmente espectacular, se lee en un suspiro y la historia, oscura y vertiginosa, est muy bien planteada.En este tomo pasan muchas cosas y parece que ya se encarrila toda la trama, as que me da a m que en los pr ximos tomos habr mucho relleno, en todo caso, continuar porque este tomo me ha resultado muy entretenido y para mi, despu s de haber visto la pel cula unas cuantas veces, esta es una de mis cuentas pendientes en el mundo del c mic en general y del manga en particular, adem s como consi [...]

    12. Wow Amazing read Crazy thrill Sci fi action with smartass teens A government cover up after WW3 Kids evolving with superpowers and numbered, this covers number 42 I have no doubt Stranger Things found inspiration from this A young lady at work recommended this to me Worth every penny I read it in three sittings, and found it a bit confusing I plan to read it again in one sitting, which I recommend doing.

    13. What I learned from this book Psychokinesis is rad, but don t do drugs in a vain attempt to control your burgeoning powers it ll only make things worse This I can t even call it a comic book its 6 books take up than a foot of my shelf space this epic tome is almost too much to write about It encompasses at least two Apocalypses, it grapples with huge themes and issues, leaves the reader to do much of the heavy lifting, demands multiple readings, and is just insanely detailed and beautiful Often [...]

    14. I had to debate myself about whether I should really rate this book at all That is because I am not really rating it on its content, at least not on the content as it was meant to be accessed I am blind and downloaded this book from OpenLibrary They have scanned many books and protected Daisy versions are available for print impaired people I downloaded it based on a brief glance at the synopsis and didn t realize that it was a graphic novel I have no idea how well the pictures were rendered in [...]

    15. 3.5 starsI haven t read any Manga before so this is new to me and it did take a bit of getting used to I did get a bit lost in places I think I need to pay attention to the pictures rather than relying on the words for all the info as I would normally.I enjoyed it though and will order volume 2 from the library right now

    16. Wer oder was ist Akira Diese Frage wird in diesem Band leider nicht gekl rt, daf r bekommt man eine u erst dichte, sehr atmosph rische Geschichte pr sentiert Neuromancer meets A Clockwork Orange , und ein guter Schuss Blade Runner ist auch mit drin eine sehr gelungene Mischung Bereits nach wenigen Seiten ist man in der Geschichte drin und wird immer tiefer hineingezogen.Die Zeichnungen unterst tzen den Erz hlfluss und stellen eine heruntergekommene, gespaltene Gesellschaft in einem fiktiven post [...]

    17. This strange sci fi dystopian manga takes place in Neo Tokyo, a thriving city built from the ruins of Tokyo after World War Three But Tetsuo and Kaneda, two punk teens in a biker gang, find themselves caught up in government corruption, scientific experimentation, paranormal power and frightening secrets when they encounter the obscure truths of Akira Just who or what is Akira Well, this first volume is much detailed than the 1988 animated film adaptation, to say the least, and it was incredibl [...]

    18. The edgy antisocial vibe hasn t aged particularly well, but the art is timeless Otomo draws bodies in motion better than any other cartoonist I can think of, and the extended chase sequence in the middle of this volume is an absolute masterpiece I m excited to keep reading this series, and hoping it develops of the political moral emotional weight that s hinted at underneath the layers of nihilist chic.

    19. Awesome art, incredibly fast paced I read it in one sitting, but it kept me tense the whole time Watching the movie before reading it is a must, in order to understand all the craziness going on.

    20. Definitely worth reading for graphic novel junkies Otomo s style is cinematic, has action packed flow, and full of stark visual contrast which is great because sometimes manga is crowded and difficult for my eyes to process I m glad it s in the original 8.5 x 11 magazine printing, which is way better than the standard paperback book size manga is often collected in here in the US Akira was definitely begging to be made into an anime, which I currently haven t seen It has a great sci fi conspirac [...]

    21. Incredibly directed action sequences Just a blast to read through I want to reread it again, just to catch the details the first time through I was just riding the wave of exhilaration.Kaneda is an interesting protagonist because he s such a typical villain he s a gang leader who disrespects the women around him, deals amphetamines and causes mayhem He s not principled, like Ryu or Kei he simply resents power He just sticks himself into compromising situations, grabbing things that look valuable [...]

    22. Set in the post apocalyptic city of Neo Tokyo, Akira is a sprawling epic that centers around two childhood friends a brash, loud mouthed antihero named Kaneda, and his quiet second fiddle Tetsuo, who, through a series of clandestine government experiments, finds himself the wielder of vast and destructive psychic powers.The book begins as a slick, cyberpunk style tale, and ends as a dystopian survival story in the shell of Neo Tokyo s ruins Along the way, Otomo explores the issues of friendship [...]

    23. Breakdown by content Characterization 10% it does not take much space to make a brash, lechy little punk look like a brash, lechy little punk Plot setup 20% Panting 20% see below Chase scenes 50% This is actually sort of a superhero comic where everyone s superpower is to dodge bullets, fall from great heights, and skid off of motorcycles without any real damage Still, an enjoyable setup with some nuggets that should be interesting to anyone who watched the movie first Ex did NOT really get from [...]

    24. One of the genre defining classics of manga, Akira is 100% adrenaline rush cover to cover Beautifully drawn with fascinating characters, it is the unavoidable stop on your road to anime goodness

    25. H narrativas que s o imposs veis de serem desassociadas de seus locais de nascimento, e do contexto hist rico espec fico em que foram criadas Isso n o faz delas obras menos universais, mas na hora da engenharia reversa voc consegue entender muito bem como que os elementos e influ ncias se transformaram no produto final Em resumo tem coisas que s o Jap o faz por voc Akira , sem d vida, uma delas.Quando se joga num caldeir o a est tica cyberpunk, o trauma da bomba at mica, da destrui o de cidades [...]

    26. One of the Best Manga Science Fiction Ever Published If there is one thing when it comes to anime, people will always remember Akira When it comes to manga, this is a one read people should invested on I love Akira personally because of its sheer epic story of man versus Godhood and any thing that writes about power, this is the book people of all reader types should read 30 years ago in 1992, an explosion in Japan cause the beginning of World War III In 2028, Tokyo has become Neo Tokyo, a place [...]

    27. Katsuhiro Otomos Akira is a legendary Manga The story is set in post nuclear war Neo Tokyo in 2019 Its a cyberpunk city full of lights, crowds, pills, and biker gangs The book follows a group of teenage bikers, or Bosozoku You watch as these kids get caught in the cross fire of military projects, psychic children, and top secret experiments Akira is a refreshing take on a coming of age story, intertwined with a complex and intriguing commentary on the government, drugs, and crime On top of all t [...]

    28. Grande mang Como a maioria dos ocidentais, eu primeiro assisti estupefato ao filme, que estava na sess o anima o da locadora, ao lado de cl ssicos da Disney O choque foi enorme, ainda mais eu sendo crian a, com o que contribuiu a condensa o talvez excessiva da hist ria Mas o filme deixou impacto, e mais velho voltei a ele, reconhecendo a obra prima que de fato Agora, com o lan amento de uma edi o definitiva do mang no Brasil, tive finalmente o prazer de ler o primeiro volume, que devorei em um d [...]

    29. I love everything about this book The characters are unique physically and their personalities are always dynamic But what I love most of all is how beautiful this book is Every page, every frame of this graphic novel is a carefully planned work of art I feel totally immersed in this world, and even though I tend to despise dystopian fiction there s something about teenage biker gangs interact with a government organization that handles psychokinetic individuals that justdamn I fucking love this [...]

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