When it comes to groundbreaking manga, few series are as influential as Akira. Katsuhiro Otomo’s masterpiece about rebellious teenagers and psychic powers went mainstream with a feature film that is still considered one of the greatest animated films of all time. Get 4K Blu-ray for just $19–But before Kanda and Tetsu battled it out on the silver screen, their conflict unfolded in an epic manga series.
The Otomo manga series celebrated its 35th anniversary in 2017 with a lavish box set collection of the entire Akira manga series, and it didn’t take long to sell out. Fortunately, the collection has since become available again, and you can currently pick it up at three retailers for a great price. For $220, you can pick up the 35th Anniversary Box Set for $128.. If you’re looking for the definitive Akira collection, it doesn’t get any better than this.
Note that Amazon’s deal is offered by a third-party seller, while Walmart’s and Target’s ship directly from the retailer of your choice.
This special edition is a high-quality reprint of the work, all collected in six beautiful hardcovers, and comes with a hardcover Akira Club art book and an exclusive patch disc. Each hardcover book features a revised translation, the original right-to-left reading format, new typefaces, and Otomo’s original hand-drawn sound effects for that extra visual punch.
While the feature film largely sticks to the original beats of the manga – Akira is a dystopian sci-fi series set in a city inhabited by villainous motorcycle gangs and powerful walking weapons that have the potential to remake Neo-Tokyo. also pour -There is understandably more to the manga. The bottom line is that the manga is so full of information, character development, and rich plot threads that it would be impossible to cram it all into a movie.
Yes, the 1988 film is an impressive story in its own right, but for the full, unabridged Akira experience, you should grab this manga box set before it sells out again. It’s also a great gift for any anime fan in your family, and for more ideas before the festive season kicks off, you can check out the Naruto, One Piece, Bleach, Berserk manga series.
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