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This is not the orginal manga in colour!
on 26 February 2008
It's made up of loads of full color stills from the Akira anime movie with speech bubbles as with normal comics. It's about novel size, about 1cm thick (not normal graphic novel dimensions). It is exactly as the film is. This volume (volume one) goes up to Tetsuo being taken in and examined in that huge cylinder/scanner thing. It's great to see loads of colour images from the film but it's not the same as the HUGE black and white volume of the original manga/comic that the film was based on. Watch the ace anime then check out the original manga (all six massive volumes) before reading this. If you want the original Manga in colour apparently Marvel published it in full colour if you can find it. Also, it reads back to front which seems weird at first but actually the size and comic book format actually works pretty well that way.