Akira

Akira

Book Two

Book - 2010
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"IN THE 21ST CENTURY, Neo-Tokyo has risen from the ashes of a Tokyo obliterated by a monstrous psychokinetic power known only as Akira, a being who yet lives, secretly imprisoned in frozen stasis. Those who stand guard know that Akira's awakening is a terrifying inevitability. Tetsuo, an angry young man with immense-and rapidly growing-psychic abilities, may be their only hope to control Akira when he wakes. But Tetsuo is becoming increasingly unstable and harbors a growing obsession to confront Akira face to face. A clandestine group including his former best friend sets out to destroy Tetsuo before he can release Akira-or before Tetsuo himself becomes so powerful that no force on Earth can stop him. An epic masterpiece of graphic fiction and the inspiration for its stunning animated adaptation, Akira is required reading for any enthusiast of science fiction, manga, and the graphic novel. Story Locale- Neo-Tokyo, Japan Series Overview- Akira is set in the post-apocalypse Neo-Tokyo of 2019, 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 asaAkira. And Akira is about to rise!"
Publisher: New York : Kodansha Comics, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781935429029
1935429027
Branch Call Number: GRAPHIC NOVEL Otomo
Characteristics: 301 p. : chiefy ill. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Duffy, Jo
York, Linda M.
Umezawa, Yoko
Alternative Title: Akira. 2

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Mar 20, 2015

Never disappointing, ever, it still has the same flow and action that was delivered in the first book. The story gets more intense, and more crazy things happen.

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