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Monday, July 18, 2005

Akira by Katsuhiro Otomo - Volumes 1-6

Ah, Akira. I spent many a night in college watching this movie. It was really the first anime that I had ever seen and it still occupies a special place in my heart. A couple of years ago I learned about this collection of 6 volumes of English translations of the original Japanese manga.

If you haven't read this series yet, you should. The movie adaptation was really good, but it doesn't have near the depth that the original manga does. Many of the characters that have brief appearances in the movie actually have a complete backstory and fit into the overall plot much better than you'd think.

The full set can be a bit pricey if you buy it new, but it's readily available used on Amazon or via eBay.

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2 Comments:

  • I put the movie on my Netflix list a few days ago. Perhaps that will get me into pursuing the print series.

    By evt1618, at 10:51 AM  

  • I have the DVD if you want to borrow it.

    By bshort, at 5:22 PM  

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