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Our first image of the Akira 35th Anniversary Manga Box Set has been revealed by way of Amazon and man, does it look awesome.
Containing all six volumes of the critically acclaimed Japanese graphic novel plus an Akira Club hardcover art book and the pill design patch, the bundle releases on October 24th in North America for $129.25.
New details provided by Amazon can be found are as follows:
An all-new, complete 35th anniversary hardcover box set of one of the most acclaimed and influential comics of all time, with the original Japanese art and right-to-left reading format for the first time! The science fiction epic that changed anime and manga forever is presented in six beautiful hardcover volumes, plus the hardcover Akira Club art book and an exclusive patch with the iconic pill design.
In 1982, Kodansha published the first chapter of Akira, a dystopian saga set in Neo-Tokyo, a city recovering from thermonuclear attack where the streets have been ceded to motorcycle gangs and the rich and powerful run dangerous experiments on destructive, supernatural powers that they cannot control. In 1988, the manga was adapted into what was at the time the most expensive animated film ever made, which brought Akira’s influence out of the manga world and onto the global stage. Today, it remains a touchstone for artists, writers, filmmakers, and fans, retaining all the brutal impact and narrative intensity it had when Otomo first unleashed it onto the world.
Picking this up? As a long time fan of this classic anime, I sure am. Let me know in the comments below!