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Akira 1 author Katsuhiro Otomo free read Å 6 ↠ [BOOKS] ✯ Akira 1 Author Katsuhiro Otomo – Horticulturetrader.co.uk Welcome to 21st century neo Tokyo a vast metropolis built on the ashes of a Tokyo annihilated by an apocalyptic blast of unknown origin that triggered World War III The lives of two streetwise teenage WelcomeAt nothing to prevent another catastrophe like that which leveled Tokyo At the core of their motivation is a raw all consuming fear of an unthinkable monstrous power known only asAki. If you are reading this review there might be a possibility that you may have watched the movie and probably thinking if it is just a condensed version of the manga So I'll start my review with that Bear in mind though that Akira has six volumes thus I don't know the whole scope of the similarities and the differences So is the manga the same with the anime Yes and no The manga is way extensive than the movie Key plot points in the comics are also there in the movie so that the latter does not deviate that much from away the source material but I feel that you are missing too many things in the film There's a lot of interplay between the characters that you haven't seen in the movie though the core elements are still there Like Kaneda and Tetsuo are BFFs Kei is a sort of love interest to Kaneda you have the children and their look out for each other vibeBike bros Kaneda and Tetsuo's relationship and actions towards each other are pivotal to the storyBook better than the movie I can hardly say after reading just volume 1 of six But I reckon that both have their own merits that make them a great on their own But if a gun is pointed at my head and asks me to choose one I'd say the movie Like I said it's an unfair judgment given this early

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Welcome to st century neo Tokyo a vast metropolis built on the ashes of a Tokyo annihilated by an apocalyptic blast of unknown origin that triggered World War III The lives of two st. Like many I read comics as a child but I was not avid never a collector and it was not until I became an adult and returned to comics that I began to look at what they can be and the stories they can tell Whatever avidity I lacked then I have since made up for becoming an incidental snob for European comicsSimilarly despite my familiarity as a child with Japanese anime it is only in recent years that I have returned to that tradition I watched Dragonball Sailor Moon and Ronin Warriors when they first appeared on American television in the mid nineties I recall seeing violent action packed films on the weekends on the Sci Fi channel This was before America had a concept of 'anime' or 'manga' but I recognized the art style in the 'Special Interest' section of Blockbuster and began a tradition of renting one of these over the top movies each time I had a birthday I still remember my friends and I waking in horror one morning to discover my mother had put in the tape of our latest blood spurting Sci fi flick against our expectations she enjoyed it she even took us to see Ghost in the Shell during its art house theatrical releaseYet I drifted away from it in the intervening years and even when I started reading comics again in college I didn't seek out manga To some degree my disenfranchisement was due to the American fandom which has made popular a lot of very inane comics and shows Many of the movies I enjoyed as a pre teen were juvenile romps which I cannot enjoy nowYet there are great comics and pieces of animation coming out of Japan every year even if they don't always become popular So one day as I found myself searching in vain at the tenth comic store for back issues of a late nineties anthology which included a translation of a Franco Belgian cowboy comic I have grown to love I suddenly asked myself why I wasn't doing the same thing for Japanese comics especially because there was a whole wall of them the next aisle over a luxury an American fan of European comics has never knownSo I began with Lone Wolf and Cub primed by my love of Kurosawa movies In terms of Legend the next choice was obviously either this or something by Tezuka who will surely follow Since I had seen the film as a child and made it my first DVD purchase when I got my laptop one of the few breaks in the long anime hiatus of my college years the pull of this book was strongOtomo is one of those preeminent figures in comics like Moebius or Tezuka who both as artist and writer revolutionized the way comics looked and felt and the ways they told stories Between his meticulously realized architecture and technology epic fight scenes and influential body horror visions his work seems nigh irreproachable The reader is often struck by the power and beauty of his panels Additionally the transitions he chooses are inventive and lend some scenes that subtle sensory pacing never seen in American comics Yet there are odd moments when a head or arm will be the wrong shape or size and lacking dimension It is strange in such a detailed work to see such elementary mistakes the sort of thing I have never seen Moebius do These errors are few and hardly compromise the work but they are somewhat jarringThe manga has much plot and complexity than the film but you don't see it until later volumes Even though there is often a lot going on many characters running around the city all at odd and running into each other periodically the story sometimes lacks for depth All the back and forth and action keeps things moving but it's not always the most direct or effective way to tell the story The frenetic pace often progresses at the cost of character developmentThe characters in the story are not dynamic changing figures their mentalities and goals stay the same throughout the series which is a long time to go without change We do get moments of confrontation between the characters where their relationship is brought to the forefront but since we rarely get any buildup to these moments they tend to feel rather artificialIn fact when I watched the film again I found it does a much better job of developing the characters and their relationships using a gradual series of meaningful interactions to let the audience know what these characters think of one another and whyOtomo touches on a lot of ideas about power technology military force and personal identity but often these notions are communicated though exposition characters sit down and talk about them It would have been effective if there had been shorter character arcs withing the story where the personal conflicts and changes they went through would help to reveal these concepts and explore them fullyBut that has long been a critiue of many of the lengthy manga and anime series that they end up spending a great deal of time going back and forth with lots of similar instances of combat to the detriment of the story and pacing There is a real artistry to the combat which Otomo clearly takes delight in crafting and the visuals are often effective and engrossing but he's constantly calling back to these big ideas of philosophy and interpersonal conflict so the form and function are sometimes at oddsBut for all that it's impossible to ignore how well visualized everything is and how complex and multi layered the society and politics are This is clearly a work of great intensity and concentration where nearly every panel is the result of forethought and an abundance of ideas It is no wonder that this work is widely influential because it is so full of imagination that it challenges the reader to think about the medium in new ways and demonstrates the power of the singular vision of an artist

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Akira 1 author Katsuhiro OtoReetwise teenage friends Tetsuo and Kaneda change forever when dormant paranormal abilities begin to waken in Tetsuo who becomes a target for a shadowy government agency who will stop. I first watched the anime adaptation of Akira when I was an eight or nine years old kid despite the gruesome images and the violence the anime was still aired in daytime 'family hours' during summer holiday back then shocking and the whole thing really scared the shit out of me I mean what eight years old kid has the strong enough mentality to handle the image of little children who look like elderly evil looking massive teddy bear and a teenager turns into a mother fucking monsterI only started to appreciate this Sci Fi masterpiece when finally I mustered up enough courage to overcome my childhood trauma and watched the anime again when I went to collegeDecades later I am now reading the manga version of Akira I am impressed by Katsuhiro Otomo's realistic and detailed artwork his gloomy worldview and his creativity I'm speechlessI'm pleasantly surprised by how the manga is different from the anime movie and I really couldn't put the book down off I go to read the next volume