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●MANGA● AKIRA part 110


AKIRA part 110
Published in Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) in 1989-XII-11.
17 pages | B/W

This episode is collected in the books:
AKIRA 6 in original black & white
All Color AKIRA 12 colored by Steve Oliff
True Color AKIRA 6 colored by Steve Oliff

●BOOK ENGLISH EDITION● AKIRA #13 DESPERATION



Thirteenth 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 5 (オールカラー国際版 AKIRA 5).

COMIC BOOK DETAILS

Publisher: Marvel Epic Comics
Release date: 1989-XII
Language: English
Number of pages: 64
Size: 10x7 in
Retail price: $3.5
ISBN-10: 0871355884
ISBN-13: 9780871355881

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FRENCH EDITION ● AKIRA #13 Desepoir

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

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ITALIAN EDITION ● AKIRA #13 Disperazione

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Glénat
Release date: 1991-IV
Number of pages: 64
Language: Italian
Size: 19x28 cm
Retail price: L 4.500

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SPANISH EDITION ● AKIRA #13 Desesperación

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

Size: 19x28 cm
Retail price: 450ptas
ISBN 10: 84-406-1234-6

ISBN 13: 978-84-406-1234-2

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●ARTICLE● THE MAKING OF AKIRA THE EPIC COMIC PART I





This month's AKIRA issue #13 released in the US by EPIC and collected in OORU KARAA KOKUSAI BAN AKIRA 5 (オールカラー国際版 AKIRA 5), includes a two page article on the making of the colored version of AKIRA. 


THE MAKING OF AKIRA THE EPIC COMIC PART I

The publishing of Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira in the United States requires much more time and effort than a standard comic book reprint. Before American audiences see the final product, it has gone through a complex "Westernization" procedure.

In Japan, Akira is first serialized in 20 page black-and-white installments in Kodansha Ltd.'s Young Magazine. Young Magazine is a 300-page weekly aimed at high school and college students.




The serialized installments are collected into volumes of 300 to 400 pages each. A fifth and final volume is forthcoming, bringing the total number of pages in Akira up to 1800. The sales of these volumes in Japan have been phenomenal. The completed Akira saga will have a total of three and a half million copies in print.





Archie Goodwin, former Editor-in-Chief of Epic Comics together with the staff of Kodansha, divided the volumes into 64 page sections for publication. Kodansha then provided "clean proofs" of the artwork. Japanese comics are designed for lettering that reads vertically. Before sending the artwork to Epic. Mash•Room Co., Ltd., Otomo's own studio, removes all Japanese lettering, sound effects, and dialogue balloons. The artwork is reversed through a camera process, so that Akira will reproduce from left to right. New artwork replaces the dialogue and sound effect balloons and eventually new balloons will be drawn to hold horizontal lettering. The clean "mirror" proofs are then sent to Epic, along with the script translation.

●MANGA● AKIRA part 109



AKIRA part 109

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) No.40
1989-XI-27 | 17 pages | B&W

Collected in the books:
AKIRA 6 in original black & white
All Color AKIRA 12 colored by Steve Oliff
True Color AKIRA 6 colored by Steve Oliff


●MANGA● AKIRA part 108




AKIRA part 108

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) No.38
1989-XI-13 | 16 pages | B&W

Collected in the books:
AKIRA 6 in original black & white
All Color AKIRA 12 colored by Steve Oliff
True Color AKIRA 6 colored by Steve Oliff


●BOOK ENGLISH EDITION● AKIRA #12 ENTER SAKAKI



Twelfth 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 4 (オールカラー国際版 AKIRA 4).

COMIC BOOK DETAILS

Publisher: Marvel Epic Comics
Release date: 1989-XI
Language: English
Number of pages: 64
Size: 10x7 in
Retail price: $3.5
ISBN-10: 0871355876
ISBN-13: 9780871355874

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FRENCH EDITION ● AKIRA #12 Sakaki

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

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ITALIAN EDITION ● AKIRA #12 Sakaki

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Glénat
Release date: 1991-III
Number of pages: 64
Language: Italian
Size: 19x28 cm
Retail price: L 4.500

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SPANISH EDITION ● AKIRA #12 Llega Sakaki

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

Size: 19x28 cm
Retail price: 450ptas
ISBN 10: 84-406-1233-8

ISBN 13: 978-84-406-1233-5

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●MANGA● AKIRA part 107



AKIRA part 107

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) No.36
1989-X-30 | 20 pages | B&W

Collected in the books:
AKIRA 6 in original black & white
All Color AKIRA 12 colored by Steve Oliff
True Color AKIRA 6 colored by Steve Oliff


●BOOK BOX SET● ŌRU KARĀ KOKUSAI BAN AKIRA 4 (オールカラー国際版 AKIRA 4)




This is the fourth of twelve box sets that collects the the INTERNATIONAL EDITION of AKIRA that was released by Marvel | 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) + Marvel
Release date: 1989-X-20
Languague: English + Japanese
Size: B5
Retail price: ¥1,800
ISBN-10: 4063050149
ISBN-13: 978-4063050141

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ENGLISH EDITION ● AKIRA vol. 4 (TPB collection)

This 10 volume collection was never completed and collects only 31 issues of the 38 that that were previously published by Marvel in the U.S.

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Marvel Epic Comics
Release date: 1992-III
Number of pages: 192
Language: English
Size: 10x7 in
Retail price: $14.95
ISBN-10: 0871358328
ISBN-13: 978-0871358325

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GERMAN EDITION ● AKIRA Bd. 5: Das Erwachen

20 volume paperback color edition.

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Carlsen
Release date: 1991-VIII
Number of pages: 118
Language: German
Size: 26x17 cm
Retail price: 29,90 DM
ISBN-10: 3551711658
ISBN-13: 978-3551711656


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GERMAN EDITION ● AKIRA Bd. 6: Der Killer-Satellit

20 volume paperback color edition.

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Carlsen
Release date: 1991-XI
Number of pages: 119
Language: German
Size: 26x17 cm
Retail price: 29,90 DM
ISBN-10: 3551711666
ISBN-13: 978-3551711663

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FRENCH EDITION ● AKIRA vol. 4: Le Réveil

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

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Glénat
Release date: 1991-X-25
Number of pages: 184
Language: French
Size: 29x19 cm
Retail price: 15.5€
ISBN-10: 2723414787
ISBN-13: 978-2723414784

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ITALIAN EDITION ● AKIRA vol. 4: Il risveglio

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

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Glénat
Release date: 1991
Number of pages: 184
Language: Italian
Size: 29x19 cm
Retail price: L 20.000
ISBN-10: 8878111562
ISBN-13: 978-8878111561

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SPANISH EDITION ● AKIRA vol. 4

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

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Ediciones B
Release date: 1991-X
Number of pages: 192
Language: Spanish
Size: 29x19 cmRetail price: 2000 ptas
ISBN 10: 84-406-2536-7
ISBN 13: 978-84-406-2536-6

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●BOOK ENGLISH EDITION● AKIRA #11 AKIRA RISING



Eleventh 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 4 (オールカラー国際版 AKIRA 4).

COMIC BOOK DETAILS

Publisher: Marvel Epic Comics
Release date: 1989-X
Language: English
Number of pages: 64
Size: 10x7 in
Retail price: $3.5
ISBN-10: 0871355868
ISBN-13: 9780871355867

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FRENCH EDITION ● AKIRA #11 Apparition

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Glénat
Release date: 1990-VIII
Number of pages: 68
Language: French
Size: 19x28 cm
Retail price: 16FF

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ITALIAN EDITION ● AKIRA #11 Apparizione

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Glénat
Release date: 1991-II
Number of pages: 64
Language: Italian
Size: 19x28 cm
Retail price: L 4.500

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SPANISH EDITION ● AKIRA #11 La aparición

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Dragón | Glénat
Release date: 1990-III
Number of pages: 64
Language: Spanish
Size: 19x28 cm
Retail price: 450ptas
ISBN 10: 84-406-1232-X

ISBN 13: 978-84-406-1232-8

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●BOOK● OTOMO KATSUHIRO ARTWORK KABA 1971-1979 Illustration Collection




This is the first retrospective artbook by katsuhiro Otomo. It covers ilustrations from it's mayor manga work AKIRA as well as other works for commercials and television. In adition to all the ilustrations and sketches, two short stories previously released in Young Magazine are contained in this book:

SUIKA MESHIA (スイカメシア)
Published in Young magazine (ヤングマガジン) in 1981-IV-14
8 pages.
Color.

BUKI YO SARABA (武器よさらば) [Farewell To Weapons] American colored version
Published in Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン)in 1981-XI-16
25 pages
Color.


BOOK DETAILS

Publisher: Kodansha (講談社)
Release date: 1989-IX-1
Language: Bilingual Japanese & English
Number of pages: 178
Size: 28x28cm
Retail price: ¥3,500 (First edition ) | ¥4,000 (2000 edition) | ¥4,200 (2012 edition)
ISBN-10: 4063050041
ISBN-13: 978-4063050042


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●MANGA● AKIRA part 106





AKIRA part 106

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) No.30
1989-IX-18 | 16 pages | B&W

Collected in the books:
AKIRA 6 in original black & white
All Color AKIRA 11 colored by Steve Oliff
True Color AKIRA 6 colored by Steve Oliff


●MANGA● AKIRA part 105




AKIRA part 105

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) No.28
1989-IX-4 | 16 pages | B&W

Collected in the books:
AKIRA 6 in original black & white
All Color AKIRA 11 colored by Steve Oliff
True Color AKIRA 6 colored by Steve Oliff


●PAMPHLET● KABA PREVIEW



YOUNG MAGAZINE (ヤングマガジン) No.28 where AKIRA is being serialized, includes a five page pamphlet   preview of the upcoming publication of the book: KABA: OTOMO KATSUHIRO ARTWORK 1971-1989.

●BOOK ENGLISH EDITION● AKIRA #10 THE AWAKENING



Tenth 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 4 (オールカラー国際版 AKIRA 4).

COMIC BOOK DETAILS

Publisher: Marvel Epic Comics
Release date: 1989-IX
Language: English
Number of pages: 64
Size: 10x7 in
Retail price: $3.5

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FRENCH EDITION ● AKIRA #10 Le réveil

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

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ITALIAN EDITION ● AKIRA #10 Il Risveglio

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Glénat
Release date: 1991-I
Number of pages: 64
Language: Italian
Size: 19x28 cm
Retail price: L 4.500

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SPANISH EDITION ● AKIRA #10 El despertar

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

Size: 19x28 cm
Retail price: 450ptas
ISBN 13: 978-84-406-1231-1
ISBN 10: 84-406-1231-1


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●MANGA● AKIRA part 104




AKIRA part 104

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) No.25
1989-VIII-14 | 17 pages | B&W

Collected in the books:
AKIRA 6 in original black & white
All Color AKIRA 11 colored by Steve Oliff
True Color AKIRA 6 colored by Steve Oliff