Akira (38 Volumes) Series.
In an in-depth interview with Forbes in 2017, Otomo revealed: "In terms of Kaneda's bike in 'Akira,' the initial inspiration was the lightcycles from 'TRON' designed by Syd Mead. However, they are wide, so I halved them and used that as an initial basis."Mar 17, 2022
It is mentioned there that the movie covers the beginning and the very end of the manga, leaving behind some background and side-stories. The manga has a vaster range of characters, side-plots, and covers a larger timespan.Dec 16, 2012
Otomo did not want Akira to be seen as some "strange thing from Japan," leading to a meticulous and now-"unimaginable" process of altering the art and coloring to make it accessible to American audiences. Because Japanese manga is read right-to-left, the artwork had to be flipped to read the other way.
To date, there is no full color edition of AKIRA available in print.Mar 17, 2016
- Japanese manga is largely in black and white, but it was decided to fully color the artwork in the English version of Akira to match most American and European comics. The coloring was done by Steve Oliff at Olyoptics, who was hand-picked for the role by Otomo after being introduced by Goodwin.
- Akira, often stylized as AKIRA, is a Japanese cyberpunk manga series written and illustrated by Katsuhiro Otomo. It was serialized in Kodansha's seinen manga magazine Weekly Young Magazine from 1982 to 1990, with its chapters collected into six tankōbon volumes.
- Akira (アキラ, stylized as AKIRA) is a Japanese cyberpunk manga series written and illustrated by Katsuhiro Otomo. It was serialized biweekly in Kodansha 's seinen manga magazine Young Magazine from December 20, 1982, to June 25, 1990, with its 120 chapters collected into six tankōbon volumes.
- Akira (アキラ), often stylized as AKIRA, is a Japanese cyberpunk manga series written and illustrated by Katsuhiro Otomo. It was initially serialized in the pages of Young Magazine, a seinen manga magazine, from 1982 until 1990, and then collected into six tankobon volumes by its publisher Kodansha between 1984 and 1991.