Friday, August 05, 2011

Vacation week: Akira!

I haven't read all of Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira, but after seeing the movie in a little theatre in Montana I wanted to check out an issue of Epic's 38-issue reprint. Huh, it would've run you a hundred and fifty bucks for the whole series back then. This particular issue is not only way into the series, there's also several scenes that aren't in the movie, like Kaneda and Kai tooling around on some kind of tank-platform-gun thing. Still cool.

1 comment:

chiasaur11 said...

Oh, man.

Epic Akira. It's beautiful. Best coloring job I've seen.

Haven't seen the movie, just read the book, but yeah. Ton of stuff cut from what I hear. About a third of the narrative, minimum.

And it's good stuff. Chiyoko, f'rinstance, is pretty much absent from the movie, and she's an amazing badass.

Well worth the effort to read all six volumes.