●BOOK● AKIRA 5




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 72 to 96 are collected in this sixth volume. This 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: 1990-XII-11
Language: Japanese
Number of pages: 413
Size: 9.8 x 7.2 x 1.5 inches (B5 )
Retail price: ¥1,100
ISBN: 4-06-313166-1
ISBN: 978-4-06-313166-6



EPISODES

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1989-V-01
19 pages | 
B/W 

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1989-V-22
19 pages | B/W 

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1989-VI-05
17 pages | B/W 

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1989-VI-19
16 pages | B/W 

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1989-VII-03
16 pages | B/W 

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1989-VII-17
16 pages | B/W 

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1989-VII-31
16 pages | B/W 

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1989-VIII-14
17 pages | B/W 

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1989-IX-04
16 pages | B/W 

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1989-IX-18
16 pages | B/W  

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1989-X-30
20 pages | B/W 

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1989-11-13
16 pages | B/W 

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1989-XI-27
17 pages | B/W 

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1989-XII-11
17 pages | B/W  

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1990-I-08
17 pages | B/W 

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1990-I-22
17 pages | B/W  

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1990-II-05
12 pages | B/W 

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1990-II-19
17 pages | B/W 

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1990-III-05
18 pages | B/W 

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1990-IV-02
21 pages | B/W 

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1990-V-21
13 pages | B/W 

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1990-V-28
19 pages | B/W 

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1990-VI-11
15 pages | B/W 

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) 1990-VI-25
16 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:
OORU KARAA KOKUSAI BAN AKIRA 9 (オールカラー国際版 AKIRA 9)
OORU KARAA KOKUSAI BAN AKIRA 10 (オールカラー国際版 AKIRA 10)

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:
SOUTENNENSHOKU AKIRA 5 (総天然色AKIRA 5)




US EDITION

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

BOOK DETAILS:
Publisher: Drak Horse
Release date: 2002-I-1
Language: English
Number of pages: 440
Size: 7 x 1.4 x 10 inches (B5)
Retail price: $29,99
ISBN-10: 1569715270
ISBN-13: 978-1569715277


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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: 2011-III-1
Language: English
Number of pages: 416
Size: 7 x 1.4 x 10 inches (B5)
Retail price: $29,99
ISBN-10: 1935429078
ISBN-13: 978-1935429074


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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: 2002-I-25
Language: English
Number of pages: 416
Size: 7 x 1.4 x 10 inches (B5)
Retail price: £24.99ISBN-10: 1840233974
ISBN-13: 978-1840233971


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GERMAN EDITION

BOOK DETAILS:
Publisher: Carlsen
Release date: 2001-VII
Language: German
Number of pages: 440
Size: 16,9 x 4 x 25,7 cm (B5)
Retail price: €16
ISBN-10: 3551745250
ISBN-13: 978-3551745255


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BOOK DETAILS:
Publisher: Glénat
Release date: 1999-XII-1
Language: French
Number of pages: 409
Size: 25,6 x 3 x 18,1 cm (B5)
Retail price: €16
ISBN-10: 2723428257
ISBN-13: 978-2723428255


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ITALIAN EDITION

BOOK 9 DETAILS:
Publisher: Plante Manga
Release date: 2000-II
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-V
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: 2006-IV-30
Language: Italian
Number of pages: 414
Size: 25,6 x 3 x 18,1 cm (B5)
Retail price: €15
ISBN-10: 8883435435
ISBN-13: 978-8883435430

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SPANISH EDITION

BOOK DETAILS:
Publisher: Ediciones B
Release date: 2000-VIII-8
Language: Spanish
Number of pages: 408
Size: 25,6 x 3 x 18,1 cm (B5)
Retail price: €15.50
ISBN-10: 8440699409
ISBN-13: 978-8440699404

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●BOOK BOX SET● ŌRU KARĀ KOKUSAI BAN AKIRA 8 (オールカラー国際版 AKIRA 8)



This is the eighth 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: 1990-XII-10
Languague: English + Booklet with Japanese translations
Size: B5
Retail price: ¥1,800
ISBN-10: 4063050181
ISBN-13: 978-4063050189

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OTHER EDITIONS


ENGLISH EDITION ● AKIRA vol. 8 (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-XII
Number of pages: 120
Language: English
Size: 10x7 in
Retail price: $16.95
ISBN-10: 0871359405
ISBN-13: 978-0871359407

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GERMAN EDITION ● AKIRA Bd. 11: Schlacht um Miyakos Tempel


20 volume paperback color edition.

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Carlsen
Release date: 1992-IX
Number of pages: 120
Language: German
Size: 26x17 cm
Retail price: 29,90

ISBN-10: 3551711712
ISBN-13: 978-3551711717


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GERMAN EDITION ● AKIRA Bd. 12: Das dritte Phänomen


20 volume paperback color edition.

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Carlsen
Release date: 1992-XI
Number of pages: 120
Language: German
Size: 26x17 cm
Retail price: 29,90

ISBN-10: 3551711720
ISBN-13: 978-3551711724

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FRENCH EDITION ● AKIRA vol. 8: Déluge

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: 1992-V-20
Number of pages: 173
Language: French
Size: 29x19 cm
Retail price: 15.5€
ISBN-10: 2723415465
ISBN-13: 978-2723415460

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ITALIAN EDITION ● AKIRA vol. 8: Diluvio

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

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Glénat
Release date: 1992
Number of pages: 173
Language: Italian
Size: 29x19 cm
Retail price: L 20.000
ISBN-10: 8878111988
  • ISBN-13: 978-8878111981

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SPANISH EDITION ● AKIRA vol. 8

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

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Ediciones B
Release date: 1993-VI
Number of pages: 173
Language: Spanish
Size: 29x19 cm
Retail price: 2000 ptas
ISBN 10: 84-406-3303-3
ISBN 13: 978-84-406-3303-3

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●BOOK ENGLISH EDITION● AKIRA #25 VISION UNDERGROUND



Twenty-fifth 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 9 (オールカラー国際版 AKIRA 9).

COMIC BOOK DETAILS

Publisher: Marvel Epic Comics
Release date: 1990-XII
Language: English
Number of pages: 64
Size: 10x7 in
Retail price: $3.95
ISBN-10: 0871356848
ISBN-13: 9780871356840

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OTHER EDITIONS


FRENCH EDITION ● AKIRA #25 Vision souterraine

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Glénat
Release date: 1991-VIII
Number of pages: 64
Language: French
Size: 19x28 cm
Retail price: 16FF

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ITALIAN EDITION ● AKIRA #25 Visione Sotterranea

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Glénat
Release date: 1992-VI
Number of pages: 64
Language: Italian
Size: 19x28 cm
Retail price: L 4.500

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SPANISH EDITION ● AKIRA #25 Visión underground

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Dragón | Glénat
Release date: 1992-III
Number of pages: 64
Language: Spanish

Size: 19x28 cm
Retail price: 450ptas
ISBN 10: 84-406-2162-0
ISBN 13: 978-84-406-2162-7

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●BOOK ENGLISH EDITION● AKIRA #24 A WESTERN WIND



Twenty-fourth 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 8 (オールカラー国際版 AKIRA 8).

COMIC BOOK DETAILS

Publisher: Marvel Epic Comics
Release date: 1990-X
Language: English
Number of pages: 64
Size: 10x7 in
Retail price: $3.95

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FRENCH EDITION ● AKIRA #24 Le vent venu de l'ouest

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Glénat
Release date: 1991-VII
Number of pages: 64
Language: French
Size: 19x28 cm
Retail price: 16FF

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ITALIAN EDITION ● AKIRA #24 vento dell'est

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Glénat
Release date: 1992-V
Number of pages: 64
Language: Italian
Size: 19x28 cm
Retail price: L 4.500

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SPANISH EDITION ● AKIRA #24 Viento del oeste

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Dragón | Glénat
Release date: 1992-II
Number of pages: 64
Language: Spanish

Size: 19x28 cm
Retail price: 450ptas
ISBN 13: 978-84-406-2161-0
ISBN 10: 84-406-2161-2

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