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●MANGA● AKIRA part 64



AKIRA part 64

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) No.24
1985-XII-16 | 16 pages | B&W

Collected in the books:
AKIRA 4 in original black & white
All Color AKIRA 8 colored by Steve Oliff
True Color AKIRA 4 colored by Steve Oliff



●MANGA● AKIRA part 63



AKIRA part 63

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) No.23
1985-XII-2 | 19 pages | B&W

Collected in the books:
AKIRA 4 in original black & white
All Color AKIRA 8 colored by Steve Oliff
True Color AKIRA 4 colored by Steve Oliff


●MANGA● AKIRA part 62




AKIRA part 62

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) No.22
1985-XI-18 | 20 pages | B&W

Collected in the books:
AKIRA 4 in original black & white
All Color AKIRA 8 colored by Steve Oliff
True Color AKIRA 4 colored by Steve Oliff


●MANGA● AKIRA part 61



AKIRA part 61

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) No.21
1985-XI-4 | 20 pages | B&W

Collected in the books:
AKIRA 4 in original black & white
All Color AKIRA 8 colored by Steve Oliff
True Color AKIRA 4 colored by Steve Oliff


●BOOK● パンク・ドラゴン (PUNK DRAGON)



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.


BOOK DETAILS

Publisher: Takarajimahsa  - Treasure Island Comics (JICC 出版局 - 宝島コミックス)
Release date: 1985-XI-1
Language: Japanese
Number of pages: 294
Size: A5
Retail price: ¥800
ISBN-10: 4880631310
ISBN-13: 978-4880631318


AVAILABILITY

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●MANGA● AKIRA part 60



AKIRA part 60

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) No.19
1985-X-7 | 20 pages | B&W

Collected in the books:
AKIRA 4 in original black & white
All Color AKIRA 8 colored by Steve Oliff
True Color AKIRA 4 colored by Steve Oliff


●MANGA● AKIRA part 59



AKIRA part 59

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) No.18
1985-IX-16 | 18 pages | B&W

Collected in the books:
AKIRA 4 in original black & white
All Color AKIRA 7 colored by Steve Oliff
True Color AKIRA 4 colored by Steve Oliff


●BOOK● AKIRA 2




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 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: 1985-IX-4
Language: Japanese
Number of pages: 301
Size: 25.6 x 17.8 x 2.6 cm (B5)
Reatil price: ¥880
ISBN:4-06-103712-9
ISBN: 978-4-06-103712-0


AVAILABILITY

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COLLECTED EPISODES

AKIRA part 19
Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1983-IX-19
26 pages | Color & B/W

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


AKIRA part 21
Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1983-X-17
20 pages | B/W




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

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

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

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1983-XII-19
20 pages | B/W

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1984-I-2
20 pages | B/W

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1984-I-16
20 pages | B/W

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1984-II-20
20 pages | B/W

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1984-III-5
20 pages | B/W

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1984-III-19
20 pages | B/W

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1984-IV-2
20 pages | B/W

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1984-IV-16
20 pages | B/W

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1984-V-7
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:



US EDITION

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

BOOK DETAILS:
Publisher: Drak Horse
Release date: 2001-IV-3
Language: English
Number of pages: 304
Size: 9.9 x 7.4 x 1.5 inches (B5)
Retail price: $24,99
ISBN-10: 1569714991
ISBN-13: 978-1569714997


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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: 2010-VI-22
Language: English
Number of pages: 304
Size: 7 x 1.4 x 10 inches (B5)
Retail price: $24,99
ISBN-10: 1935429027
ISBN-13: 978-1935429029


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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-V-25
Language: English
Number of pages: 301
Size: 17 x 2.3 x 25.8 cm (B5)
Retail price: £24.99
ISBN-10: 184023279X
ISBN-13: 978-1840232790


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GERMAN EDITION

BOOK DETAILS:
Publisher: Carlsen
Release date: 2000-X-31
Language: German
Number of pages: 301
Size: 16,9 x 4 x 25,7 cm (B5)
Retail price: €16
ISBN-10: 3551745226
ISBN-13: 978-3551745224




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FRENCH EDITION

BOOK DETAILS:
Publisher: Glénat
Release date: 1999-VII-7
Language: French
Number of pages: 299
Size: 25,6 x 3 x 18,1 cm (B5)
Retail price: €16

ISBN-10: 2723427994
ISBN-13: 978-2723427999




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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: 2017-V-10
Language: French
Number of pages: 304
Size: 18 x 2,5 x 13 cm
Retail price: 14.95€
ISBN-10: 2344012419
ISBN-13: 978-2344012413

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ITALIAN EDITION


BOOK 3 DETAILS:
Publisher: Plante Manga
Release date: 1999-III
Language: Italian
Number of pages:
Size: 18 x 26 cm
Retail price: €5,11



BOOK 4 DETAILS:
Publisher: Planet Manga
Release date: 1999-V
Language: Italian
Number of pages:
Size: 18 x 26 cm
Retail price: €5,11






ITALIAN EDITION

BOOK DETAILS: 
Publisher: Panini Comics
Release date: 2006-VII-10
Language: Italian
Number of pages: 304
Size: 25,6 x 3 x 18,1 cm (B5)
Retail price: €15 

ISBN-10: 8883436334
ISBN-13: 978-8883436338

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SPANISH EDITION

BOOK DETAILS:
Publisher: Ediciones B
Release date: 1999-VII-26
Language: Spanish
Number of pages: 296
Size: 25,6 x 3 x 18,1 cm (B5)
Retail price: €15.50
ISBN-10: 8440693222
ISBN-13: 978-8440693228


AVAILABILITY
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●MANGA● AKIRA part 58


AKIRA part 58

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) No.17
1985-IX-2 | 18 pages | B&W

Collected in the books:
AKIRA 4 in original black & white
All Color AKIRA 7 colored by Steve Oliff
True Color AKIRA 4 colored by Steve Oliff


●BOOK● SINGING COMICS Kayō manga Taizenshū (歌謡漫画 大全集)



This book collects a variety of stories from authors featured regularly in Kodansha's Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン). Katsuhiro Otomo's UE O MUITEARUKOU (上を向いて歩こう) story is collected in this book. This story is also collected in the book SOS TAITOKYO TANKENTAI / OTOMO KATSUHIRO ANTHOLOGY 2.

BOOK DETAILS

Publisher: Kodansha (講談社)
Release date: 1985-VIII-21
Language: Japanese
Number of pages: 541
Size: 21 x 14.8 x 4 cm (A5)
Retail price: 980
ISBN-10: 4061037196
ISBN-13: 978-4061037199


AVAILABILITY

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OTHER JAPANESE EDITIONS

This stories were re-released later in two volumes.
Otomo's story is collected in the first one.

BOOK 1 DETAILS
Publisher: Kodansha (講談社)
Release date: 1988-XI-17
Language: Japanese
Number of pages: 274
Size: 18.2 x 13.2 x 2 cm (B6)
Retail price: ¥580
ISBN-10: 406102129X
ISBN-13: 978-4061021297

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BOOK 2 DETAILS
Publisher: Kodansha (講談社)
Release date: 1988-XI-17
Language: Japanese
Number of pages: 270
Size: 18.2 x 13.2 x 2 cm (B6)
Retail price: ¥580
ISBN-10: 4061021303
ISBN-13: 978-4061021303


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●MANGA● AKIRA part 57



AKIRA part 57

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) No.15
1985-VIII-5 | 16 pages | B&W

Collected in the books:
AKIRA 4 in original black & white
All Color AKIRA 7 colored by Steve Oliff
True Color AKIRA 4 colored by Steve Oliff


●ILLUSTRATION● TETSUO T-SHIRT



Katsuhiro Otomo has drawn a original illustration for a special T-shirt for Young Magazine were AKIRA is being serialized.

The illustration is collected in the page 35 of the art book AKIRA CLUB

●MANGA● AKIRA part 56



AKIRA part 56

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) No.12
1985-VI-17 | 16 page | B&W

Collected in the books:
AKIRA 4 in original black & white
All Color AKIRA 7 colored by Steve Oliff
True Color AKIRA 4 colored by Steve Oliff


●MANGA● AKIRA part 55



AKIRA part 55

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) No.11
1985-VI-3 | 18 pages | B&W

Collected in the books:
AKIRA 4 in original black & white
All Color AKIRA 7 colored by Steve Oliff
True Color AKIRA 4 colored by Steve Oliff


●BULLETIN● KATSUHIRO OTOMO CLUB Bulletin DŌMU PIRATED (大友克洋 クラブ 会報 「童夢 海賊版」)




Katsuhiro Otomo fan club bulletin containing interviews articles and more. Special 'Pirated' issue resembling the first number cover released in 1982.

Presented by the Katsuhiro Otomo Club
Editor: Hiyoruki Kitano
Coordinator: Yasunori Aizawa
Staffs: Motoki Kobayashi, Atsushi tanaka, Tom Jindaiji
Special thanks to: Mr Katsuhiro Otomo & Mrs. Yoko Otomo


BULLETIN DETAILS

Publisher: Katsuhiro Otomo fan Club
Release date: 1985-VI-01
Number of pages: 78
Size: B5
Language: Japanese

●MANGA● AKIRA part 54




AKIRA part 54

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) No.10
1985-V-20 | 18 pages | B&W

Collected in the books:
AKIRA 4 in original black & white
All Color AKIRA 7 colored by Steve Oliff
True Color AKIRA 4 colored by Steve Oliff


●MANGA● AKIRA part 53



AKIRA part 53

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) No.9
1985-V-6 | 18 pages | B&W

Collected in the books:
AKIRA 4 in original black & white
All Color AKIRA 7 colored by Steve Oliff
True Color AKIRA 4 colored by Steve Oliff


●MANGA● AKIRA part 52



AKIRA part 52

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) No.8
1985-IV-15 | 16 pages | B&W

Collected in the books:
AKIRA 4 in original black & white
All Color AKIRA 7 colored by Steve Oliff
True Color AKIRA 4 colored by Steve Oliff


●MANGA● AKIRA part 51



AKIRA part 51

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) No.7
1985-IV-1 | 16 pages | B&W

Collected in the books:
AKIRA 4 in original black & white
All Color AKIRA 7 colored by Steve Oliff
True Color AKIRA 4 colored by Steve Oliff


●MANGA● AKIRA part 50


AKIRA part 50

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) No.6
1985-III-18 | 18 pages | B&W

Collected in the books:
AKIRA 4 in original black & white
All Color AKIRA 7 colored by Steve Oliff
True Color AKIRA 4 colored by Steve Oliff



●CHARACTER DESIGN● EXPO '85 TSUKUBA


Katsuhiro Otomo designed the statues of  fuijin (風神) and raijin (雷神) the gods of wind an thunder that were on display in the TECHNOCOSMOS pavilion at the  KOKUSAI KAGAKU GIJUTSU HAKURANKAI (国際科学技術博覧会) , "The International Science Technology Exposition" that took place in Tsukuba, Japan from march 17 to september 16, 1985.

A small picture is reprinted in the page 175 of the art book KABA.

●MANGA● AKIRA part 49



AKIRA part 49

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) No.5
1985-IV-4 | 16 pages | B&W

This episode is collected in the books:
AKIRA 4 in original black & white
All Color AKIRA 7 colored by Steve Oliff
True Color AKIRA 4 colored by Steve Oliff