This book collects Jun Ishikawa's (いしかわじゅん) PUNK DRAGON manga series. Katsuhiro Otomo's Manju Kowai ( 饅頭がこわい) two page illustrated essay that was originally published in Variety magazine in 1981-III was reprinted in this book.
Publisher: Takarajimahsa - Treasure Island Comics (JICC 出版局 - 宝島コミックス)
Release date: 1985-XI-1
Number of pages: 294
Retail price: ￥800
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. Episodes 19 to 33 are collected in this second volume. This 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.
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: