Akira 35th Anniversary Manga Box Set gets release date and other details

Amazon has put up a listing for the Akira 35th Anniversary Manga Box Set, revealing an image, release date as well as other details. If you are interested, you can preorder the bundle for the classic Japanese graphic novel with this link from the shopping website. You can also check out what the box set could look like with the image located just below this paragraph.

The Akira 35th Anniversary Box Set features all six volumes in addition to the Akira Club hardcover art book and the pill design patch. You can check out the full product description of the manga bundle, via the aforementioned listing from Amazon, below:

An all-new, complete 35th anniversary hardcover box set of one of the most acclaimed and influential comics of all time, with the original Japanese art and right-to-left reading format for the first time! The science fiction epic that changed anime and manga forever is presented in six beautiful hardcover volumes, plus the hardcover Akira Club art book and an exclusive patch with the iconic pill design.

In 1982, Kodansha published the first chapter of Akira, a dystopian saga set in Neo-Tokyo, a city recovering from thermonuclear attack where the streets have been ceded to motorcycle gangs and the rich and powerful run dangerous experiments on destructive, supernatural powers that they cannot control. In 1988, the manga was adapted into what was at the time the most expensive animated film ever made, which brought Akira’s influence out of the manga world and onto the global stage. Today, it remains a touchstone for artists, writers, filmmakers, and fans, retaining all the brutal impact and narrative intensity it had when Otomo first unleashed it onto the world.

The Akira 35th Anniversary Manga Box Set will be released on the 24th of October in the North American region.