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●BOOK● AKIRA 1





Katsuhiro Otomo's AKIRA (アキラ) ran on Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) from December 20, 1982 to June 25, 1990. The first 18 episodes are collected in this first volumeThis edition of AKIRA includes the original black and white artwork and a few color pages at the beginning of each volume.  AKIRA is the longest lasting manga series by Katsuhiro Otomo. It was also adapted as a full length animation movie released in 1988, directed by Otomo himself. 


BOOK DETAILS:

Publisher: Kodansha (講談社)
Release date: 1984-IX-21
Number of pages: 357
Language: Japanese
Size: 25.6 x 18 x 2.8 cm (B5)
Reatail price: ¥1,050 
ISBN: 4-06-103711-0
ISBN: 978-4-06-103711-3



EPISODES

AKIRA part1
Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1982-XII-20
26 pages | Color & B/W


AKIRA part 2
Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1983-I-3
20 pages | B/W


AKIRA part 3
Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1983-I-17
20 pages | B/W


AKIRA part 4
Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1983-II-7
20 pages | B/W


AKIRA part 5
Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1983-II-21
20 pages | B/W


AKIRA part 6
Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1983-III-7
20 pages | B/W


AKIRA part 7
Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1983-III-21
20 pages | B/W


AKIRA part 8
Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1983-IV-4
20 pages | B/W


AKIRA part 9
Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1983-IV-18
20 pages | B/W


AKIRA part 10
Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1983-V-2
20 pages | B/W


AKIRA part 11
Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1983-V-16
20 pages | B/W


AKIRA part 12
Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1983-VI-6
20 pages | B/W


AKIRA part 13
Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1983-VI-20
20 pages | B/W


AKIRA part 14
Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1983-VII-4
20 pages | B/W


AKIRA part 15
Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1983-VII-18
20 pages | B/W


AKIRA part 16
Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1983-VIII-1
20 pages | B/W


AKIRA part 17
Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1983-VIII-15
20 pages | B/W


AKIRA part 18
Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1983-IX-5
20 pages | B/W






OTHER JAPANESE EDITIONS

AKIRA was first published in color in the 90's in the US and Europe. The 38 paperback issues that conformed the collection were also released in Japan packed in twelve box sets, each containing a booklet with the English-to-Japanese translations. The episodes collected in this book correspond to the colored ones included in the box sets:

In 2004, the colored version of AKIRA was released with Japanese text in six volumes that correspond to the six original AKIRA books. The episodes from this book are collected in color in the book:





INTERNATIONAL  EDITIONS


●2000 US EDITION● AKIRA 1

First edition of AKIRA in black & white in english language. 

BOOK DETAILS:
Publisher: Drak Horse
Release date: 2000-XII-26
Language: English
Number of pages: 304
Size: 9.9 x 7.4 x 1.5 inches (B5)
Retail price: $24,99
ISBN-10: 1569714983
ISBN-13: 978-1569714980

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●2009 US EDITION● AKIRA 1

Kodansha USA re-released AKIRA in english in a edition that is almost identical to the one published by Dark Horse a decade ago.

BOOK DETAILS:
Publisher: Kodansha Comics
Release date: 2009-X-13
Language: English
Number of pages: 352
Size: 7 x 1.4 x 10 inches (B5)
Retail price: $24,99
ISBN-10: 1935429000
ISBN-13: 978-1935429005

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●2001 UK EDITION● AKIRA 1

Almost identical edition to the one Dark Horse published in the US at the same time.

BOOK DETAILS:
Publisher: Titan Books
Release date: 2001-II-23
Language: English
Number of pages: 360
Size: 17 x 3 x 25.8 cm (B5)
Retail price: £24.99
ISBN-10: 1840232579
ISBN-13: 978-1840232578

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●2000 GERMAN EDITION● AKIRA 1

BOOK DETAILS:
Publisher: Carlsen
Release date: 2000-IV
Language: German
Number of pages: 360
Size: 16,9 x 4 x 25,7 cm (B5)
Retail price: €16
ISBN-10: 3551745218
ISBN-13: 978-3551745217

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●1999 FRENCH EDITION● AKIRA 1

BOOK DETAILS:
Publisher: Glénat
Release date: 1999-IV-14
Language: French
Number of pages: 368
Size: 25,6 x 3 x 18,1 cm (B5)
Retail price: €16
ISBN-10: 2723427374
ISBN-13: 978-2723427371

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●2016 FRENCH EDITION● AKIRA 1: Édition originale

New edition with new translation, subtitled onomatopoeias, Japanese right to left reading style and original cover design.

BOOK DETAILS:
Publisher: Glénat
Release date: 2016-VI-1
Language: French
Number of pages: 362
Size: 25,6 x 18,2 cm (B5)
Retail price: €14.95
ISBN-10: 2344012400
ISBN-13: 978-2344012406

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●1998 ITALIAN EDITION● AKIRA Vol.1

BOOK 1 DETAILS:
Publisher: Plante Manga
Release date: 1998-XI
Language: Italian
Number of pages:
Size: 18 x 26 cm
Retail price: €5,11







●1998 ITALIAN EDITION● AKIRA Vol.2

BOOK DETAILS


Publisher: Planet Manga
Release date: 1999-I
Language: Italian
Number of pages:
Size: 18 x 26 cm
Retail price: €5,11







●2005 ITALIAN EDITION● AKIRA 1

BOOK DETAILS:
Publisher: Panini Comics
Release date: -
Language: Italian
Number of pages: 352
Size: 25,6 x 3 x 18,1 cm (B5)
Retail price: €15
ISBN-10: 8883436091
ISBN-13: 978-8883436093

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●1999 SPANISH EDITION● AKIRA 1

BOOK DETAILS:
Publisher: Ediciones B
Release date: 1999-V-17
Language: Spanish
Number of pages: 352
Size: 25,6 x 3 x 18,1 cm (B5)
Retail price: €15.50
ISBN-10: 844069265X
ISBN-13: 978-8440692658

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●2017 BRASILIAN EDITION● AKIRA 1

BOOK DETAILS:
Publisher: JBC
Release date: 2017-VI-22
Language: Português
Number of pages: 362
Size: 25,6 x 17,8 x 2,4 cm
Retail price: R$69,90
ISBN-10: 8545702876
ISBN-13: 978-8545702870

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●2018 POLISH EDITION● AKIRA vol. 1: Wypadek Tetsuo

AKIRA was published in Poland in 19 volumes.

BOOK DETAILS:
Publisher: JPF - Japonica Polonica Fantastica
Release date: 2018-VIII
Language: Polish
Number of pages: 114+ 8color
Size: 25x 17 cm
Retail price: 17,00 zł
ISBN-13: 9788387877309
ISBN-10: 8387877301

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●2018 POLISH EDITION● AKIRA vol. 2: Numer 41 - Tetsuo

AKIRA was published in Poland in 19 volumes.

BOOK DETAILS:
Publisher: JPF - Japonica Polonica Fantastica
Release date: 2018-XIII
Language: Polish
Number of pages: 120
Size: 25x 17 cm
Retail price: 17,00 zł
ISBN-13: 9788387877316
ISBN-10: 838787731X

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●2018 POLISH EDITION● AKIRA vol. 3: Pułapka na Clownów

AKIRA was published in Poland in 19 volumes.

BOOK DETAILS:
Publisher: JPF - Japonica Polonica Fantastica
Release date: 2018-IX
Language: Polish
Number of pages: 120
Size: 25x 17 cm
Retail price: 17,00 zł
ISBN-13: 9788387877323
ISBN-10: 8387877328

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