stunning science-fiction masterpiece, Akira! Regarded by many as the finest comic series ever
produced, Akira is a bold and
breathtaking epic of potent narrative strength and astonishing illustrative skill. 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
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!
And Akira is
about to rise!