This is the ninth of twelve box sets that collect the INTERNATIONAL EDITION of AKIRA that was released by Marvel / Epic Comics in the USA as 38 comic books. Each box set includes three of the English language comic books plus a booklet with the English-to-Japanese translation. The coloring was in charge of Steve Oliff and the lettering was done by Michael Higgins.
AKIRA started its serialization in black and white in Young Magazine on December 20, 1982 and became the longest lasting manga series by Katsuhiro Otomo. Its 120 chapters were published over the curse of eight years. AKIRA was also adapted as a full length animation film directed by Otomo himself in 1988.
Today it was released in japanese theaters WORLD APARTMENT HORROR (ワールド・アパートメント・ホラー) the first long live action movie directed by Katsuhiro Otomo upon an original story by Satoshi Kon (今 敏). A manga with the same name was published in Kodansha's Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) co-written by Katsuhiro Otomo and drawn by Satoshi Kon that was collected in the book WORLD APARTMENT HORROR (ワールド・アパートメント・ホラー) together with three more stories by Satoshi Kon.
Theater pamphlet of WORLD APARTMENT HORROR (ワールド・アパートメント・ホラー) the last live action film directed by Katsuhiro Otomo. Includes a 6 page interview with Otomo as well as cast and crew info and photos from the film.
Release date: 1991-IV-5
Number of pages: 28
Retail price: ￥577