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●BOOK BOX SET● ŌRU KARĀ KOKUSAI BAN AKIRA 7 (オールカラー国際版 AKIRA 7)





This is the seventh 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: 1990-VIII-31
Languague: English + Booklet with Japanese translations
Size: B5
Retail price: ¥1,796
ISBN-10: 4063050173
ISBN-13: 978-4063050172

AVAILABILITY

Amazon JP: http://amzn.to/1ipcudF
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Amazon DE: https://amzn.to/2P5qJtp
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OTHER EDITIONS


ENGLISH EDITION ● AKIRA vol. 7 (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: $14.95
ISBN-10: 0871359391
ISBN-13: 978-0871359391

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GERMAN EDITION ● AKIRA Bd. 10: Begegnung in der Tiefe

20 volume paperback color edition.

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Carlsen
Release date: 1992-VII
Number of pages: 119
Language: German
Size: 26x17 cm
Retail price: 29,90

ISBN-10: 3551711704
ISBN-13: 978-3551711700


AVAILABILITY
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FRENCH EDITION ● AKIRA vol. 7: Révélations

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-IV-24
Number of pages: 172
Language: French
Size: 29x19 cm
Retail price: 15.5€
ISBN-10: 2723415228
ISBN-13: 978-2723415224

AVAILABILITY
Amazon ES: https://amzn.to/2ISX58y


ITALIAN EDITION ● AKIRA vol. 7: Rivelazioni

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

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Glénat
Release date: 1992
Number of pages: 172
Language: Italian
Size: 29x19 cm
Retail price: L 20.000
ISBN-10: 8878111910
ISBN-13: 978-8878111912

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SPANISH EDITION ● AKIRA vol. 7

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

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Ediciones B
Release date: 1992-IV
Number of pages: 172
Language: Spanish
Size: 29x19 cm
Retail price: 2000 ptas
ISBN 10: 84-406-3302-5
ISBN 13: 978-84-406-3302-6

AVAILABILITY
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●BOOK ENGLISH EDITION● AKIRA #21 THE RAGE AND THE TORMENT



Twenty-first 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 7 (オールカラー国際版 AKIRA 7).

COMIC BOOK DETAILS

Publisher: Marvel / Epic Comics
Release date: 1990-VI
Language: English
Number of pages: 64
Size: 10x7 in
Retail price: $3.95
ISBN-10: 0871356228
ISBN-13: 9780871356222

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OTHER EDITIONS


FRENCH EDITION ● AKIRA #21 Fureur et Tourment

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

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ITALIAN EDITION ● AKIRA #21 La rabbia eil tormento

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

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SPANISH EDITION ● AKIRA #21 La rabia y el tormento

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Dragón | Glénat
Release date: 1991-XI
Number of pages: 64
Language: Spanish

Size: 19x28 cm
Retail price: 450ptas
ISBN 10: 84-406-1940-5
ISBN 13: 978-84-406-1940-2

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●TALK● CONVERSATION with HISASHI EGUCHI



Manga artist and illustraton Hisashi Eguchi (江口 寿史) had a conversation with Katsuhiro Otomo that was published in Monthly Bears Club (月刊ベアーズクラブ) magazine in august 1990 and was later reprinted in the book THIS IS ROCK!!  that collects articles by Hisashi Eguchi from that period.


BOOK DETAILS


Publisher: Kadokawa (角川書店)
Release date: 1994-VI-1
Language: Japanese
Number of pages: 231
Size: 21 x 15 cm
Retail price: ¥950
ISBN-10: 4048524844
ISBN-13: 978-4048524841



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Amazon IT: -
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CONVERSATION

 
Eguchi Now this'd be a perfect opportunity to plug Rojin Z, don't you reckon (laughs)?

Otomo Rojin Z (laughs)? Could you perhaps explain a bit more for our readers' benefit?

Eguchi It's your new original animated video. You wrote the script, and I did the character design.

Otomo As far as OAV (Original Animation Video)s go, I think this one's been made in quite an unusual way. That is to say, writer-led, if you like. Generally a proposal arrives from somewhere, and you have to come up with the goods accordingly. In this case the director and I also came up with the proposal, and the funds. It's not often that the makers get to make the thing they want.

Eguchi The concept for the story is also totally different to most anime these days, isn't it?

Otomo Completely.

Eguchi Which is what makes it so interesting. Plus it feels like one of your short stories from way back, with its own unconventional sort of humor. Word has it it's about an elderly bedridden man?

Otomo Well, I wouldn't class it as social comment. Ultimately it is really just a robot anime.

Eguchi But for you, the animating comes first and foremost, right, the desire to make your own visuals move?

Otomo Well, I was always mad about movies. So I guess over time I've ended up taking a movie sort of approach to what I do.

Eguchi So is it about making something that you're 100% satisfied with? More than in the case of manga?

Otomo ... Hmm, that's a bit of a tricky question actually.

Eguchi Tricky.

Otomo Yes. tricky.

Eguchi Different, isn't it?

Otomo You have to think of them as different. If you thought of them as the same, you'd have no choice but to do the whole thing by yourself. That is, it'd end up being private animation of the sort you often strike in Europe. But that's not what I'm aiming for. If that's the aim, even with manga. you might as well publish in Garo. It's that sort of world, for the most part. If you treat them the same.

Eguchi Well, come to think of it, I suppose it's precisely because they were different that even Osamu Tezuka dld both (manga and anime) right to the very end.

Otomo Exactly. There's something isn't there, about contributing to that kind of culture. A desire to utilize the animators, that kind of thing. The urge, instead of doing things the way you want to yourself, to pull that whole community up with you. You have to think that way, or you can't do it.