The catalyst of an era, of a world that was unaware of its downfall, Katsuhiro Otomo’s visionary work marked a turning point in the industry. First, in his homeland, Japan, in terms of graphics and plot on an entire generation of post-Akira artists who adopted his attention to detail, his realism and his dizzying views. But above all with his international reach, which threw Japanese comic strips and animations into the limelight in numerous countries, and particularly in France, by trampling the rest of the world’s notion that cartoons are exclusively for children.
This book dives headfirst into the radioactive culture that is the creative power of Katsuhiro Otomo, from the mangaka’s— already explosive—beginnings, up to winning recognition for Akira. Discover the themes and influences of this fundamentally anti-establishment work by exploring its socio-economic or simply literary aspects. The author of the work analyzes the phenomenon, from its tiny seed to the mighty tree, and reveals why Akira is, above all, a purely Japanese series. Let’s revisit the impact of Akira, the manga series that turned everything on its head.
The First Print edition includes:
- The book The Impact of Akira. A Manga [R]evolution
- A variant cover by Katsuya Terada
- A reversible dust jacket
- A bookmark
- A lithograph
- The ebook (ePub and MOBI formats)
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