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Akira Hardcover – Illustrated, 2004


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 359 pages
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble (2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 076075859X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0760758595
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 7.3 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,194,054 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Tyler Harris on September 1, 2010
Format: Hardcover
This is the Barnes and Noble edition of Dark Horse's American release of Akira. As a collector of Akira graphic novels, I've had a hands-on with all the American releases and this one is by far my favorite. The presentation is absolutely gorgeous. It features a beautiful black and red hardcover binding with the Akira katakana logo embossed in gold. The slipcover features promotional art done by Otomo for the limited edition release of the laserdisc. The katakana is again embossed on top of the slipcover. The paper quality is good. Nothing has changed on the inside from Dark Horse's printing. If you don't have a copy of Akira already, this is the one to get. The only problem is that Barnes and Noble never printed the rest of the series, so it will stick out from the rest of the set on your shelf. It's $15 list price on the back makes it a smart choice, too as Dark Horse and the Kodansha reprints both retail for double that.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jason S. Spear on December 14, 2012
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It's a classic and the hardcover version is nice to have sitting on the bookshelf. However, the images are "flipped" for Western readers. Everyone is suddenly left handed in the art. It made me nuts. I hope a decent "original" version is released one day
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By OLIVER SCOTT on July 2, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Although it is not stated on the this version, this is only the first volume of the original manga.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By PervySageChuck on July 31, 2014
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I only wish that these novels had been collected into an omnibus Hardcover edition that would last a lot longer.
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By C. Wheat on January 25, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Great buy quality book, nice display hard bound in your library

On,y complaint is that tensile of the book is almost paper book sized, will need a well light area to read/enjoy the art.
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