Friday, May 24, 2013

"And the boy they called...number 28..."

So this is just a quick update on my reading of Katsuhiro Otomo's manga series Akira.

The first two books had a lot of action and movement and so I thought maybe it would slow down in the middle set but it didn't.  If anything the action only increased and the situations became much more dire for the characters in Neo-Tokyo.



As a side note, these two books also confirm that I was right to slap on that 18 years of age or older recommendation because a lot of the content (especially in book 4) turns towards the more mature.  There has literally been a breakdown in society and with that comes violence (in its various incarnations) and the groups of people who rise up to take advantage of that chaos.


I am still enjoying the series and cannot wait to see where it all goes next in book 5.



Title source: 
Otomo, K. (2001). Akira. Milwaukie, OR: Dark Horse Comics.
(But to be super specific, the title quote can be found on p. 185 of book 4)

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