The United Nations sends forces to help the surviving parties of Neo-Tokyo. However, Nezu betrays them and kidnaps Akira for his use, attempting to have them killed. There are several kanji for Akira. Much of the plot of the first half of the manga concerns attempts by the military-industrial complex to contain the power of Akira. Dark Horse collaborated with Kodansha to release an English-translated version of the book in 2007. What that 'Akira' anime reference on 'Rick and Morty' really means "Edge of Tomorty" is more like this classic anime than the Tom Cruise sci-fi movie. In her book The Fantastic in Japanese Literature, Susan Napier described the work as a "no holds barred enjoyment of fluidity and chaos".

Nerdwriter has a terrific video going into even more detail of how the lighting in Akira is a step above other efforts.

In 1988, the manga was published in the United States by Epic Comics, an imprint of Marvel Comics. Kaneda confronts Tetsuo, and the two begin to fight; they are joined by Kei. [61], The series has won much recognition in the industry, including the 1984 Kodansha Manga Award for Best General Manga. The movie is symbolic of Tokyo in a post world war environment, which is obvious from the first few minutes. Kaneda awakens to discover that Kei and Kai have survived, and they drive away into the city after absorbing Tetsuo's power orb. She also sees the work as an attack on the Japanese establishment, arguing that Otomo satirizes aspects of Japanese culture: in particular, schooling and the rush for new technology.

The manga release of Akira, featuring the artwork of writer/artist Katsuhiro Otomo, who also directed the film, is a staple of the genre. Chapters 19–33, originally serialized from September 1983 to May 1984. AKIRA started with a very high budget of ¥1.1 billion ($8.2 million), spending it much on the quality of animation. Akira and Tetsuo hold a rally at the Olympic Stadium to demonstrate their powers to the Empire, which culminates with Tetsuo tearing a massive hole in the Moon's surface and encircling it with a ring of the debris.

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Kodansha's version is largely identical to the Dark Horse version.

Now we've got some good alliteration going!