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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 sixth 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

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




Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1983-II-7

20 pages | B/W

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


OTHER 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:



US EDITION

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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US EDITION


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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UK EDITION

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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GERMAN EDITION

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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FRENCH EDITION

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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FRENCH EDITION: 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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ITALIAN EDITION


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


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BOOK 2 DETAILS:
Publisher: Planet Manga
Release date: 1999-I
Language: Italian
Number of pages:
Size: 18 x 26 cm
Retail price: €5,11


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ITALIAN EDITION

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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SPANISH EDITION

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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