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Akira  
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Description
Akira is set in the post-apocalypse Neo-Tokyo of 2030, a vast metropolis built on the ashes of a Tokyo annihilated by an apocalyptic blast of unknown power that triggered World War III. The lives of two streetwise teenage friends, Tetsuo and Kaneda, change forever when dormant paranormal abilities begin to waken in Tetsuo, who becomes a target for a shadowy government operation, a group who will stop at nothing to prevent another catastrophe like that which leveled Tokyo. And at the core of their motivation is a raw, all-consuming fear: a fear of someone -- or something -- of unthinkably monstrous power known only as...Akira.

Won the 8th Kodansha Manga Award for Best General Manga.

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
Акира
アキラ
阿基拉
AKIRA 総天然色

Groups Scanlating

Latest Release(s)
v.4 by Manga-Sketchbook (2738d ago)
v.3 by Manga-Sketchbook (2738d ago)
v.2 by Manga-Sketchbook (2738d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
6 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
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Forum
3 topics, 20 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (552 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.59 / 10.0
10
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9+
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8+
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6+
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5+
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4+
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Last Updated
June 17th 2013, 12:04pm PST

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Year
1982

Original Publisher
Kodansha (1982; 2003)

Serialized In (magazine)
Epic Comics (Marvel Comics)
Young Magazine (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Dark Horse (6 Volumes - Complete)
Kodansha USA (6 Volumes - Complete)
Marvel Comics (38 Issues - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #913 decreased(-35)
Monthly Pos #1431 increased(+104)
3 Month Pos #1623 increased(+165)
6 Month Pos #1824 increased(+38)

List Stats
On 326 reading lists
On 722 wish lists
On 1221 completed lists
On 53 unfinished lists
On 243 custom lists

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Forum Posts
More Info about Akira Movie 893 days, 9 hours, 13 minutes ago
The American Akira 1091 days, 21 hours, 42 minutes ago
Is the darkhorse version flipped? 1923 days, 13 hours, 6 minutes ago

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Akira   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by friedo.obrain
March 27th, 2007, 7:16am
Simply great! Like the friggin holy bible of Manga!
The drawing is excellent and for a change not everything's black and white ( in terms of character personality and view of the world )
The plot jus rocks the world and the ending oh that ending...

... Last updated on March 27th, 2007, 4:09pm
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Like a pilgrimage   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Decel
March 25th, 2007, 7:27pm
With today's flood of mangas (especially on the scanlation scene) the story's greatness may have lost some shine. However I think it's one of those works that need to be read at least once.
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The movie butchered this one   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by FuN!
November 26th, 2006, 6:27am
The art is beautiful, but not really my tastes, but the story is nice. I didn't really get too pulled into this manga, but a good read nonetheless. I'm still giving it a high score though because...it just feels like it deserves it. I don't know, I'm not too exact on my rating system but I know what I like bigrazz Anyways, read it.

... Last updated on November 26th, 2006, 6:27am
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