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Possible Outcome of Dubya's War-manga-ry

Advantages: Classic Example of Japanese Anime/Manga Art, Cult following
Disadvantages: Expensive! And quite hard to find. American translation of Japanese is never positive either

See what I did there? I thought that was quite clever, you disagree? Oh. On with the review then! While round at a course-mates flat, I spotted he was a bit of a comic buff. I paid it no mind and just casually flicked through some of his books while I w ...

Trevni 09.12.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Akira - Katsuhiro Otomo

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One of the best comic series ever

Advantages: Beautiful artwork, epic plot
Disadvantages: Expensive

...by pointing out that my review is based on the Dark Horse reprint of Akira that was released in 2001 (I think?). Each copy is pretty difficult to get hold of and you can expect to pay in the region of £25 for each of the 6 volumes (thats right. ...

Sumoeggnoodle 04.07.2004 · Read full review
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Simply the best!

Advantages: Detailed, essential manga, action packed
Disadvantages: pricey and hard to find

Comics, in our western world its thought that they are only for children, but in Japan they are a beautiful artform for all ages (sometimes shocking and explicit). Akira, the complicated plot revolves around around a biker gang who, one oe of their hi ...

Mikewarren 10.07.2004 · Read full review
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The *Real* Matrix

Advantages: A terrific storyline, and groundbreaking animation
Disadvantages: The fact that it is animated may put you off

...The Wachowski Brothers said that without Akira, the Matrix would never have been made, and I'm inclined to believe that they are right. Akira is action packed with explosive effects, and a terrific storyline. One of the best things about it, is that yo ...

AmberHall 19.03.2006 · Read full review
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Akira manga motorbike madness

Advantages: Unusual, Japanese, funky
Disadvantages: Hard to get into, hard to get hold of too.

...in the West who has heard of Akira has probably just heard of (or seen) the Manga animation, but the roots of that were in the long running japanese comic of the same name. Like so many comicbooks, there is a BIG backstory, and if you want to get i ...

Raybid 06.07.2001 · Read full review
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