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iFanboy’s Booksplode #13 - Akira vols. 1 and 2

January 30th, 2014

Episode 592 of 773 episodes

"TETSUO!" "KANEDA!" Paul Montgomery and special guest Skottie Young discuss the first two volumes in Katsuhiro Otomo's landmark manga saga Akira. “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.” Running Time: 01:01:01 Music: "World War III" T.S.O.L.