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●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

AVAILABILITY

Amazon JP: http://amzn.to/YAx0ii
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OTHER EDITIONS


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

AVAILABILITY
Amazon ES: https://amzn.to/2CGQhdB



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

AVAILABILITY
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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

AVAILABILITY
Amazon ES: https://amzn.to/2CGDHv0


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


AVAILABILITY
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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