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●BOOK● AKIRA 4





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 49 to 71 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: 1987-VII-10
Language: Japanese
Number of pages: 394
Size: 25.6 x 17.8 x 3 cm (B5) 
Retail price: ¥1,000
ISBN: 4-06-103714-5
ISBN: 978-4-06-103714-4


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EPISODES


Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1985-III-04

16 pages | B/W




Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1985-III-18

18 pages | B/W

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1985-IV-01
16 pages | B/W



Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1985-IV-15
16 pages | B/W

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1985-V-06
18 pages | B/W

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1985-V-20
18 pages | B/W

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1985-VI-03
18 pages | B/W

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1985-VI-17
16 pages | B/W

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1985-VIII-05
16 pages | B/W

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1985-IX-02
18 pages | B/W

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1985-IX-16
18 pages | B/W

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1985-X-07
20 pages | B/W

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1985-XI-04
20 pages | B/W

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1985-XI-18
20 pages | B/W

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1985-XII-02
19 pages | B/W

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1985-XII-16
16 pages | B/W

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1986-I-06
18 pages | B/W

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1986-I-20
19 pages | B/W

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1986-II-17
17 pages | B/W

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1986-III-03
20 pages | B/W

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1986-III-17
17 pages | B/W

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1986-IV-07
19 pages | B/W

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1986-IV-21
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-X-2
Language: English
Number of pages: 400
Size: 9.9 x 7.4 x 1.5 inches (B5)
Retail price: $29,99 ISBN-10: 1569715262
ISBN-13: 978-1569715260





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-XI-30
Language: English
Number of pages: 392
Size: 7 x 1.4 x 10 inches (B5)
Retail price: $29,99

ISBN-10: 193542906X
ISBN-13: 978-1935429067






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-X-26
Language: English
Number of pages: 400
Size: 7 x 1.4 x 10 inches (B5)
Retail price: £24.99

ISBN-10: 1840233656
ISBN-13: 978-1840233650




GERMAN EDITION

BOOK DETAILS:
Publisher: Carlsen
Release date: 2001-IV
Language: German
Number of pages: 400
Size: 16,9 x 4 x 25,7 cm (B5)
Retail price: €16

ISBN-10: 3551745242
ISBN-13: 978-3551745248


BOOK DETAILS:
Publisher: Glénat
Release date: 2000-I-19
Language: French
Number of pages: 400
Size: 25,6 x 3 x 18,1 cm (B5)
Retail price: €16
ISBN-10: 2723428249
ISBN-13: 978-2723428248


ITALIAN EDITION


BOOK 9 DETAILS:
Publisher: Plante Manga
Release date: 1999-XI
Language: Italian
Number of pages:
Size: 18 x 26 cm
Retail price: €5,11


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BOOK 10 DETAILS:
Publisher: Planet Manga
Release date: 2000-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: 2005-XII-31
Language: Italian
Number of pages: 398
Size: 25,6 x 3 x 18,1 cm (B5)
Retail price: €15 
ISBN-10: 8883435419
ISBN-13: 978-8883435416

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SPANISH EDITION

BOOK DETAILS:
Publisher: Ediciones B
Release date: 2000-V-18
Language: Spanish
Number of pages: 392
Size: 25,6 x 3 x 18,1 cm (B5)
Retail price: €15.50

ISBN-10: 8440688997
ISBN-13: 978-8440688996



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