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●MANGA● AKIRA part 90



AKIRA part 90

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) No.24
1988-XII-19 | 20 pages | B&W

Collected in the books:
AKIRA 5 in original black & white
All Color AKIRA 10 colored by Steve Oliff
True Color AKIRA 5 colored by Steve Oliff


●VHD● AKIRA



AKIRA was released in VHD format in two disc edition in Japan.


VIDEO DISC DETAILS

Publisher: -
Release date: 1988-XII-13
Format: NTSC
Audio: Japanese Stereo Analog
Subtitles: -
Run time: -
Size: 33.3cm×26.9cm
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●LASER DISC● AKIRA


AKIRA was released in Laser Disc in Japan. The cover image was drawn by Otomo and is collected in the book AKIRA CLUB.


LD DETAILS

Publisher: Laser Disc Co. Ltd.(レーザーディスク株式会社)
Release date: 1988-XII-15
Format: NTSC | CLV | 2 discs | 1.85:1
Audio: Japanese Dolby Surround Digital & Analog
Subtitles: none
Running time: 124min
Retail price: ¥7,000
Catalogue number: SF070-1550

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1993 JAPANESE SPECIAL COLLECTION LASER DISC

This 3 disc edition has an improved sound track and a bunch of bonus features.
AKIRA SPECIAL COLLECTION





US EDITION●AKIRA CRITERION COLLECTION


LD DETAILS
Publisher: Criterion Collection
Release date: 1995-XI-22

Format: NTSC | CLV | 2 discs | 1.85:1
Audio: Japanese Dolby Surround Analog
             English Dolby Surround Digital
Subtitles: none
Running time: 124min
Retail price: $59.95
Catalogue number: CC1435L (#283)

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●BOOK● Anime Comics AKIRA 5 (AKIRA 5 アニメコミックス)




This is the fifth and last of volume of the comic adaptation of the last animation film by Katsuhiro Otomo: AKIRA. This comics are full color compositions of still frames taken from the film with written dialogues and sound effects added on top of them. Each volume has an original cover illustration by Otomo.


BOOK DETAILS

Publisher: Kodansha (講談社)
Release date: 1988-XII-6
Language: japanese
Number of pages: 158
Size: 7.2 x 5.1 x 0.5 inches
Retail price: ¥ 690
ISBN-10: 4061744720
ISBN-13: 978-4061744721


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●MANGA● AKIRA part 89




AKIRA part 89

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) No.23
1988-XII-5 | 20 pages | B&W

Collected in the books:
AKIRA 5 in original black & white
All Color AKIRA 10 colored by Steve Oliff
True Color AKIRA 5 colored by Steve Oliff


●LASER DISC● MANIE-MANIE MEIKYU MONOGATARI (MANIE-MANIE 迷宮物語)



Today was released in Laser Disc format the OVA (Original Video Animation) MANIE-MANIE MEIKYU MONOGATARI (MANIE-MANIE 迷宮物語). As the name OVA indicates this movie was directly released on video format for the first time on VHS last year and was not released theatrically before. The movie consist in three short animation films:



●HASHIRU OTOKO (走る男) directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri (川尻 善昭)
●LABYRITH (ラビリンス) directed by Rintaro (りんたろう)
●KOUJI CHUUSHI MEIREI (工事中止命令 ) written and directed by Kastuhiro Otomo (大友 克洋) with animation direction by Takashi Nakamura (なかむら たかし)


LD DETAILS

Publisher: TOHO/Kadokawa (東宝/角川書店)
Release date: 1988-XII-2
Format: NTSC | CAV
Audio: Japanese Stereo Digital & Analog
Duration: 50 min.
Retail price: ¥8,800
Catalogue number: G88F-5062

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●ILLUSTRATION● AKIRA poster for video release



Katsuhiro Otomo drew this illustration for the poster that was given as an present when buying the VHS of AKIRA.


The illustration is collected in the books:
AKIRA CLUB [page 37]
POSTERS OTOMO KATSUHIRO × GRAPHIC DESIGN [page 17]

●VHS● AKIRA



Katsuhiro Otomo's last animation film, AKIRA was released today in VHS in japan.


VHS DETAILS

Publisher: Bandai
Release date: 1988-XII-1
Audio: Japanese
Duration: 124min
Retail price: ¥9,800
Catalogue Number: BES-320

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●VHS● SO WHAT




Today it was released on VHS the live action movie directed by Naoto Yamakawa (山川直人) SO WHAT, based on an original 28 pages story written by Katsuhiro Otomo, published as a manga in Manga Action Zoukan (漫画アクション増刊 ) in 1978-VI-10. Katsuhiro Otomo's manga was collected in the book GOOD WEATHER.


VHS DETAILS

Publisher: Bandai
Release date: 1988-11-29
Duration: 98 min
Language: Japanese
Retail price: ¥14,800
Catalogue number: BES-282


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●VIDEO β● AKIRA



Katsuhiro Otomo's last animation film, AKIRA was released today in Video β II format in Japan.


VIDEO β DETAILS

Publisher: Bandai
Release date: 1988-XI-29
Audio: Japanese
Format: Video β II
Duration: 124 min
Retail price: ¥9,800
Catalogue Number: BEB-320

●ILLUSTRATION● AKIRA back in YOUNG MAGAZINE



Today to celebrate that the manga AKIRA seriealization comes back to Young Magazine with the publication of part 88, this month issue features a cover illustrated by Katsuhiro Otomo. AKIRA's last episode was published on April 20, 1987 and has been paused for 17 months due to Otomo's full time involvement in the realization of the animated full length movie version of AKIRA.


This Illustration is collected in the book AKIRA CLUB.

●MANGA● AKIRA part 88




AKIRA part 88

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) No.22
1988-XI-21 | 15 pages | B&W


Collected in the books:
AKIRA 5 in original black & white
All Color AKIRA 10 colored by Steve Oliff
True Color AKIRA 5 colored by Steve Oliff

●BOOK● Anime Comics AKIRA 4 (AKIRA 4 アニメコミックス)




This is the fourth of five volumes of the comics adaptation of the last animation film by Katsuhiro Otomo: AKIRA. This comics are full color compositions of still frames taken from the film with written dialogues and sound effects added on top of them. Each volume has an original cover illustration by Otomo.


BOOK DETAILS

Publisher: Kodansha (講談社)
Release date: 1988-XI-5
Language: japanese
Number of pages: 158
Size: 7.1 x 5 x 0.5 inches
Retail price: ¥ 690
ISBN-10: 4061744712
ISBN-13: 978-4061744714


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OTHER EDITIONS

This book was re-released in the year 2000 with a different cover design:
Anime Comics AKIRA Republication Version 4 (アニメKC・コミックス 復刻版 AKIRA 4)

●VHS● NEKO WA YOKU ASAGATA KAETTE KURU (猫はよく朝方帰ってくる)



Today it was released on VHS as part of FUKASHIGI MONOGATARI (不可思議物語) together with 7 other shorts, the 18 minute long film directed by Naoto Yamakawa (山川直人) based on Katsuhiro Otomo's manga NEKO WA YOKU ASAGATA KAETTE KURU (猫はよく朝方帰ってくる) published in 1981-IX-9. The 16mm film was released in 1988-II-27.


VHS DETAILS:

Publisher: Tohokushinsha (東北新社)
Release date: 1988-XI-5
Audio: Japanese
Duration: 96 min
Retail price: ¥14,800
Catalogue number: VG-136


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●BOOK ENGLISH EDITION● AKIRA #3 NUMBER 41!



Third issue of Katsuhiro Otomo's AKIRA colored edition published by Marvel Epic Comics in English language in the USA. This book was collected in Japan in a box set:  ŌRU KARĀ KOKUSAI BAN AKIRA 1 (オールカラー国際版 AKIRA 1).


COMIC BOOK DETAILS

Publisher: Marvel / Epic Comics
Release date: 1988-XI
Language: English
Number of pages: 68
Size: 10x7 in
Retail price: $3.5

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FRENCH EDITION ● AKIRA #3 NUMERO 41

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Glénat
Release date: 1990-V
Number of pages: 64
Language: French
Size: 19x28 cm
Retail price: 16FF

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ITALIAN EDITION ● AKIRA #3 Il numero 41

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Glénat
Release date: 1990-VI
Number of pages: 64
Language: Italian
Size: 19x28 cm
Retail price: L 4.500

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SPANISH EDITION ● AKIRA #3 ¡Número 41!

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Dragón | Glénat
Release date: 1990-V
Number of pages: 64
Language: Spanish
Size: 19x28 cm
Retail price: 450ptas
ISBN 10: 84-406-1212-5
ISBN 13: 978-84-406-1212-0

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●VHS● AKIRA PRODUCTION REPORT 2



This 15 minute long VHS includes a commentary by a Bandai responsible that was involved in the film. It was released in rental shops.



VHS DETAILS


Publisher: Bandai (バンダイ)
Release date: 1988-XI
Audio: Japanese
Run time: 15 min

●LASER DISC● AKIRA SOUND CLIP


AKIRA SOUND CLIP is a 19 min feature about the creation of the soundtrack for AKIRA, the last film directed by Katsuhiro Otomo. The music was performed by Geinoh Yamashirogumi (芸能山城組). 

LD DETAILS

Publisher: Laser Disc Co. Ltd.(レーザーディスク株式会社)
Release date: 1988-X-25
Format: 8" (20cm) LD | NTSC | CLV | 1.33:1
Audio: Japanese Dolby Surround Digital & Analog

Duration: 19 min.

Retail price: ¥2,500yen
Catalogue number: LM025-8108



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AKIRA 30th ANNIVERSARY BLU-RAY  (bonus DVD disc)

●BOOK● Anime Comics AKIRA 3 (AKIRA 3 アニメコミックス)




This is the third of five volumes of the comics adaptation of the last animation film by Katsuhiro Otomo: AKIRA. This comics are full color compositions of still frames taken from the film with written dialogues and sound effects added on top of them. Each volume has an original cover illustration by Otomo.




BOOK DETAILS

Publisher: Kodansha (講談社)
Release date: 1988-X-13
Language: Japanese
Number of pages: 158
Size: 7.2 x 5.1 x 0.6 inches
Retail price: ¥ 690
ISBN-10: 4061744704
ISBN-13: 978-4061744707


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This book was re-released in the year 2000 with a different cover design:
Anime Comics AKIRA Republication Version 3 (アニメKC・コミックス 復刻版 AKIRA 3)

●CD● AKIRA Original Motion Picture Soundtrack





Victor Enterteinment has released the Soundtrack of Katsuhiro Otomo's last animation movie: AKIRA. Composed by Shoji Yamashiro (山城 祥二) and perormed by Geinoh Yamashirogumi (芸能山城組), this album includes the music mixed with dialogue from the movie.




CD DETAILS

Label: Victor Entertainment (ビクターエンタテインメント)
Release date: 1988-X-10
Duration: 43 min
Retail price: ¥3,200
Catalogue number: VDR-1538


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TRACK LIST

01. KANEDA (09:59)
02. TETSUO I (12:37)
03. TETSUO II (12:34)
04. AKIRA (07:58)


2001 JAPANESE re-release


CD DETAILS
Label: Victor Entertainment (ビクターエンタテインメント)
Release date: 2001-X-24
Duration: 43 min
Retail price: ¥2,300
Catalogue number: VICL-60711





UK EDITION ● 'AKIRA THE ORIGINAL JAPANESE SOUNDTRACK'

CD DETAILS
Label: Demon Records
Release date: 1994-VII-5
Duration: 43 min
Retail price: -
Catalogue number: -

●BOOK BOX SET● ŌRU KARĀ KOKUSAI BAN AKIRA1 (オールカラー国際版 AKIRA 1)





This is the first of twelve box sets that collects the the INTERNATIONAL EDITION of AKIRA that was released by EPIC comics in the US. Each box set includes three of the US released original paperback comic books plus a booklet with the english-japanese translation. The coloring was in charge of Steve Oliff and the lettering was done by Michael Higgins.

Katsuhiro Otomo's manga AKIRA started its serialization in black and white in Young Magazine on December 20, 1982 and is the longest lasting manga series by Katsuhiro Otomo. It ran for eight years and 120 parts. AKIRA was also adapted as a full length animation movie directed by Otomo himself in 1988.


BOOKS INCLUDED IN THE BOX-SET:


BOX SET DETAILS:

Publisher: Kodansha (講談社)
Release date: 1988-X-7
Languague: English + Booklet with Japanese translations
Size: B5
Retail price: ¥1,800
ISBN-10: 4063050114
ISBN-13: 978-4063050110

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ENGLISH EDITION ● AKIRA vol. 1 (TPB collection)

10 volume collection never completed that collects 31 of the previously published 38 issues.

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Marvel Epic Comics
Release date: 1990-VI
Number of pages: 192
Language: English
Size: 10x7 in
Retail price: $14.95
ISBN-10: 087135697X
ISBN-13: 978-0871356970

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GERMAN EDITION ● AKIRA Bd. 1: Die alte Stadt

20 volume paperback color edition.

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Carlsen
Release date: 1991-IV
Number of pages: 121
Language: German
Size: 26x17 cm
Retail price: 29,90 DM
ISBN-10: 9783551711618
ISBN-13: 978-3551711618

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FRENCH EDITION ● AKIRA vol. 1: L'autoroute

The incomplete French 31 paperback issues were republished as 14 hardcover color volumes, completing the series for the first time in France.

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Glénat
Release date: 1990-XII-14
Number of pages: 180
Language: French
Size: 29x19 cm
Retail price: 15.5€
ISBN-10: 2723412164
ISBN-13: 978-2723412162

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ITALIAN EDITION ● AKIRA vol. 1

Only 11 hardcover color volumes were published in Italy, leaving the series incomplete.

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Glénat
Release date: 1990
Number of pages: 180
Language: Italian
Size: 29x19 cm
Retail price: L 20.000
ISBN-10: 8878110884
ISBN-13: 978-8878110885


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SPANISH EDITION ● AKIRA vol. 1

The Spanish 38 paperback issues were republished as 14 hardcover color volumes.

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Ediciones B
Release date: 1991-V
Number of pages: 180
Language: Spanish
Size: 29x19 cm
Retail price: 2000 ptas
ISBN 10: 84-406-2533-2
ISBN 13: 978-84-406-2533-5


●BOOK ENGLISH EDITION● AKIRA #2 PURSUIT



The second issue of Katsuhiro Otomo's AKIRA colored edition published by Marvel Epic Comics in English language in the USA. This second book was collected in Japan in the box set:  ŌRU KARĀ KOKUSAI BAN AKIRA 1 (オールカラー国際版 AKIRA 1).


COMIC BOOK DETAILS

Publisher: Marvel Epic Comics
Release date: 1988-X
Language: English
Number of pages: 60
Size: 10x7 in
Retail price: $3.5
ISBN-13: 9780871355850
ISBN-10: 087135585X

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FRENCH EDITION ● AKIRA #2 Poursuite

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Glénat
Release date: 1990-V
Number of pages: 64
Language: French
Size: 19x28 cm
Retail price: 16FF

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ITALIAN EDITION ● AKIRA #2 La caccia

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Glénat
Release date: 1990-V
Number of pages: 64
Language: Italian
Size: 19x28 cm
Retail price: L 4.500

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SPANISH EDITION ● AKIRA #2 ¡La persecución!

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Dragón | Glénat
Release date: 1990-IV
Number of pages: 64
Language: Spanish

Size: 19x28 cm
Retail price: 450ptas
ISBN 10: 84-406-1211-7
ISBN 13: 978-84-406-1211-3

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