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The Resource Akira, Book one, Katsuhiro Otomo ; [translation and English-language adaptation, Yoko Umezawa, Linda M. York, Jo Duffy]

Akira, Book one, Katsuhiro Otomo ; [translation and English-language adaptation, Yoko Umezawa, Linda M. York, Jo Duffy]

Label
Akira, Book one
Title
Akira
Title number
Book one
Statement of responsibility
Katsuhiro Otomo ; [translation and English-language adaptation, Yoko Umezawa, Linda M. York, Jo Duffy]
Title variation
  • Akira
  • Akira
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
Overview: Welcome to Neo-Tokyo, built on the ashes of a Tokyo annihilated by a blast of unknown origin that triggered World War III. The lives of two streetwise teenage friends, Tetsuo and Kaneda, change forever when paranormal abilities begin to waken in Tetsuo, making him a target for a shadowy agency that will stop at nothing to prevent another catastrophe like the one that leveled Tokyo. At the core of the agency's motivation is a raw, all-consuming fear of an unthinkable, monstrous power known only as Akira. Katsuhiro Otomo's stunning science fiction masterpiece is considered by many to be the finest work of graphic fiction ever produced, and Otomo's brilliant animated film version is regarded worldwide as a classic
Member of
Summary
The science fiction tale set in 2019 in Tokyo after the city was destroyed by World War III, follows the lives of two teenage friends, Tetsuo and Kaneda, who have a consuming fear of a monstrous power known as Akira
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
122895
Cataloging source
OEM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ōtomo, Katsuhiro
Dewey number
741.5/952
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
OT, ages 16+
Language note
Translated from Japanese
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 10
  • 12
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Umezawa, Yoko
  • York, Linda M.
  • Duffy, Jo
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Akira series
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenagers
  • Graphic novels
  • Graphic novels
  • Teenagers
  • Japan
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Akira, Book one, Katsuhiro Otomo ; [translation and English-language adaptation, Yoko Umezawa, Linda M. York, Jo Duffy]
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in Japan in 1984 Kodansha Ltd., Tokyo."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn459789310
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
363 pages
Isbn
9781935429005
Lccn
2010293135
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)459789310
Label
Akira, Book one, Katsuhiro Otomo ; [translation and English-language adaptation, Yoko Umezawa, Linda M. York, Jo Duffy]
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in Japan in 1984 Kodansha Ltd., Tokyo."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn459789310
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
363 pages
Isbn
9781935429005
Lccn
2010293135
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)459789310

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