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●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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