Read Akira, Vol. 3 by Katsuhiro Otomo Yoko Umezawa Linda M. York Mary Jo Duffy Online


In the 21st century, the glittering Neo-Tokyo has risen from the rubble of a Tokyo destroyed by an apocalyptic telekinetic blast from a young boy called Akira -- the subject of a covert government experiment gone wrong now imprisoned in frozen stasis. But Tetsuo, an angry young man with immense and rapidly growing psychic abilities, has done the unthinkable: he has releaseIn the 21st century, the glittering Neo-Tokyo has risen from the rubble of a Tokyo destroyed by an apocalyptic telekinetic blast from a young boy called Akira -- the subject of a covert government experiment gone wrong now imprisoned in frozen stasis. But Tetsuo, an angry young man with immense and rapidly growing psychic abilities, has done the unthinkable: he has released Akira and set into motion a chain of events that could once destroy the city and drag the world to the brink of Armageddon. Resistance agents and an armada of government forces race against the clock to find the child with godlike powers before his unthinkable destructive abilities are unleashed! One of the true international classics of graphic fiction and unavailable for nearly a decade in America, Akira has once again taken America by storm, its first Dark Horse volume selling out almost overnight in comic shops and bookstores across the country!...

Title : Akira, Vol. 3
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ISBN : 9781569715253
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Number of Pages : 282 Pages
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Akira, Vol. 3 Reviews

  • Jedi JC Daquis
    2019-04-03 01:50

    I was seriously ready to give this volume of Akira three stars. Akira's political elements, these huge government experiment-gone-wrong cover-up and opposition vs. terrorist stuff has been a staple for super soldier themed sci-fi stories. So yeah, just three stars. But then it became so exceedingly good in the homestretch. Man, that was some crazy sh*t! It isn't that unexpected from the story perspective, this (view spoiler)[Akira unleashing that black sphere of hell in Neo-Tokyo (hide spoiler)] is bound to happen soon. Yet I'm still so struck with awe on how Katsuhiro Otomo made it.Katsuhiro Otomo's Neo-Tokyo parliament house. Jar Jar Binks is here somewhere, pulling the strings.Akira volume three is yet another explosive and action-packed ride. And just when you thought it couldn't be bigger and louder than this, the last page tease literally takes Akira to the next level. ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Maja Shinigami
    2019-04-13 00:59

    Chiyoko kicks ass.

  • Javier Muñoz
    2019-03-21 04:01

    Va bajando el nivel narrativo según va aumentando la cantidad de relleno... es un relleno visualmente espectacular y con altas dosis de acción, con lo cual es áltamente disfrutable, pero realmente para seguir la historia habría bastado con leerse las primeras y las últimas 30 páginas del tomo.En resumen en este tomo se nos cuentan los problemas que empieza a tener el coronel para mantener su puesto de mando, el inicio de un estado policial y/o golpe de estado en neo-tokio y la lucha entre distintas facciones para hacerse con el control de Akira, parece mucha tela que cortar, pero lo primero simplemente se muestra de pasada, lo segundo tiene algo más de importancia pero está en un segundo plano y lo tercero es lo que ocupa el 80% del cómic, con lo cual tenemos combates y persecuciones espectaculares y muy buena narrativa visual, pero poca chicha.El último tramo del cómic sin embargo es apoteósico y supone un gran cambio en el status quo de la serie. tremendas las páginas finales.

  • Jenna
    2019-03-21 23:38

    I loved this one! There were some new characters introduced. I'm interested to see what happens with all the old and new characters in the next volume.

  • Timothy Morrow
    2019-04-08 21:52

    A fun game of capture the flag. If, of course, the flag was a psychic-child with the power of an atomic bomb. Overall a fun read.

  • ダンカン
    2019-04-16 00:39

    One of the Best Manga Science Fiction Ever Published. If there is one thing when it comes to anime, people will always remember Akira. When it comes to manga, this is a one read people should invested on. I love Akira personally because of its sheer epic story of man versus Godhood and any thing that writes about power, this is the book people of all reader types should read. 30 years ago in 1992, an explosion in Japan cause the beginning of World War III. In 2028, Tokyo has become Neo-Tokyo, a place where society is on the rise of political distrust and Japan's top secret military army is trying to prevent one of its biggest secret to leak out to the world... until an accident on a highway towards where the origin of the explosion starts a chain of events that will lead to... Akira. Two friends (Kaneda & Tetsuo) will be fighting for their lives on friendship, love and the fate of Japan. I love Akira ever since its anime was released in 1989. When I watched it, I was floored by its cell animation, its story and its science fiction action dystopian future. I never knew there was a manga series (but that was after I read Yukito Kishiro's Battle Angel Alita, and it still is one of my favorite mangas of all time, next to Akira) and it took me a while to finally waited long enough to get the compilation series in six volumes and read it at one go. This to me... is nothing more than one of the best sci-fi manga series ever written and drawn. There is so much to explore here and so much to love. Not many authors or creators these days are bold enough to write some thing this good and this is one of the best 1200 over pages I have ever read. Yes, there are some issues on the book that is overlook and not answered at all but to much of its own, it has answered a lot when it comes to its main story, not the back story. For me, if you want to pick up a manga title and its your first time ever - this is the manga series to invest on.  p/s: Lately my reviews are getting shorter and shorter in writing. I would definitely explore back and write more if I had time.

  • Justin (JustinisWesley) Mackie (andnotDavid)
    2019-03-29 00:35

    Insane! Best science fiction graphic novel series that has now a place in my heart. I want to say more, but I do not have the time. I'm too busy ordering the Vol. 4!

  • Chauncey Bird
    2019-04-08 00:45

    More action-packed fast-paced story.

  • Yash
    2019-03-25 04:55

    What happened to kaneda, in the end?

  • Frank Deschain
    2019-03-25 22:50

    Maybe the best reading experience ever. I haven't finished the series yet, of course, but the merging of martial law, religious cults, and violent gangs of the future propels the storyline that reads at a breakneck pace. Nerd nirvana:play the soundtrack as you read it. I may wait until volume 6 to save words for the review, but I can't make any promises.

  • Scott Lee
    2019-04-03 04:52

    I really wanted to give this volume a five, but the five given the first two represents such a tremendously high standard...and this one isn't quite as good. It is, in the way of subjective things, probably as good as many books/comics I've given fives to over the years I've been rating here, but it's not an Akira five...if that makes any sense at all. If it doesn't, well...too bad. It's my review. The art continues at a level of consistent quality and detail that I still find unmatched in any manga I've read. In fact, I've never seen straight line art like this of comparable quality except from James Artimus Owen. Just amazing stuff. Any number of searing, incredible images. And the story keeps moving. The action keeps coming, and, if anything picks up in this volume. It kept me avidly reading, and the web around the characters thickens, even though our characters themselves are not subject to any particularly startling character developments or character revelations. The depth comes in the broad statements that are made, or explicit or implied about all of us, about humanity, about societies, about technology, about power and how we use and abuse it, etc. than any specific character bits. My one complaint? I found the action, if anything, a bit too frantic. At times I found myself having to thrash around just a bit to get my bearings, a disappointment after the silky smooth flow of the story line and its events through the first two volumes. But it did detract just enough to put this volume at a level just below the perfection of the first two, at least for me.

  • James
    2019-03-28 04:50

    The half-way point, some writers would be content with just what happens up to this point and slotting in a neat conclusion to the proceedings.Thankfully this is not the end. This and volumes One and Two are really just a well-worked launch pad for what happens next. And one of the best things in the handling of the narration? One of the central characters doesn't make an appearance until near the very end. In a few short pages a whole story is told. Well done, Katsuhiro Otomo. I didn't realise I missed the character until the reveal, pretty nifty storytelling I'd say.

  • Camilo
    2019-04-03 00:47

    Espectacular final de tomo!!

  • Alexander Engel-Hodgkinson
    2019-03-29 21:53

    4.6/5The action keeps getting bigger and bigger, as does the scale. The intrigue and internal politics reaches a breaking point that brings them all together in a really fun way, complete with a slam-bang ending that ranks this volume pretty high up, and definitely brings the series to an insane mid-point. A lot of new stuff this time around, although a lot of the imagery is quite familiar for someone who saw the movie first. But like I've said in my reviews for the first two volumes: despite their striking similarities, both mediums are somehow radically different. The manga is definitely better than the film, which is saying something since the film is one of the best animated films of all time.The artwork remains consistently detailed without being cluttered up like something Geof Darrow would have done (although I have nothing but the highest respect and admiration for Darrow's work). It's crisp and clean and fills the pages with nonstop, awesome imagery and intensity. Some of it is haunting, while some of it is fast, furious, sometimes even hilarious. The cat-and-mouse for Akira enforces my wishes for the manga to be properly adapted into a series that brings the manga's high quality to the screen, because there's so much the film missed that deserves to be seen in animated form.

  • Brynna
    2019-04-21 05:00

    These are some of the most incredible graphic novels I've ever read in my life. If you are looking for something that contains depth of character, well developed storyline, incredible imagination, and spectacular art, you've found it. Akira pulls no punches and is not interested in playing it safe - it'll grip you from start to finish and have you itching for more. I highly recommend pacing yourself with these. I was so excited to read the next one that I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. Because my local library at the time had a waiting list for them, it forced me to be patient. This is how I would advise you read them - in chunks. Savor them like a good dessert or wine, because you will have a LOT to think about.

  • Vaughn
    2019-03-23 02:41

    Up to this point this series has been an intense read. Very fast paced and clear, with many interesting characters, illustrations, and a fantastic story. I can't see this series going too downhill from such a consistent start, if at all, and highly recommend it.

  • Social_Sloth
    2019-04-08 23:42

    Akira is truely unique, I've never come across anything like it. Four (seceretly five) parties fighting over the control of Akira, who is just a child. Yet they never knew what they were up against. The epic art makes the amazing story incredible. Also, Tetsuo in the end is just amazing.

  • jeremiah
    2019-03-23 05:45

    Now we've entered uncharted territory... Quickly realized that I had never read this far into the series before... for some reason I thought I'd read all but the last two volumes... damn there's a lot left :)

  • Andrew
    2019-03-29 05:45

    Man, shit just keeps getting worse with each volume so far, starting off post-apocalyptic/dystopian and ending with another apocalypse! Still a very engaging series, very entertaining and thrilling!

  • weii
    2019-04-01 22:58

    4.5/5! My favourite in the series so far, probably because I read it in one sitting. Fast paced and action packed. Had me at the edge of my seat.

  • Randal Schmidt
    2019-04-01 21:41

    Not this best volume in the series, but still an amazing work of art

  • nooker
    2019-03-21 22:53

    Well worth the read

  • Rachel Fellows
    2019-04-10 02:38

    It was really, really hard for me to get through this volume. Took me, like, a month to trudge through it. But I'm glad I stuck with it because it led me to Vol. 4, which is much more exciting.

  • Craig
    2019-04-10 04:53

    Thought this was volume was kinda so-so after the last two... and thenthishappened and I lost my mind.

  • Nigel
    2019-04-07 05:43

    Akira is awake and what a cute bundle of untapped psychic force of creation strong eough to shatter the world he turns out to be! On the run and hiding with the awesome Chiyoko, Kei and Kaneda reach out to the resistance, but there is treachery afoot! With the Colonel and the military and two factions of the resistance after them, and after Akira the actions rolls furiously through the city until everything builds to the biggest E*X*P*L*O*S*I*O*N of them all, a sequence up there with Moore's Miracleman for sheer destructive power unleashed on the pages of a comic book. It is off the charts. And this is where the film ended. The comic is only getting started.

  • Gustavo
    2019-03-29 03:34

    Esto se pone cada vez más bueno y el final es increíble.

  • Eric
    2019-04-07 02:46

    (I read Akira in one huge go over a weekend, so I will be cutting and pasting this review for all 6 volumes)Akira is an epic work of science fiction sequential art. The storyline is complex and consistent. There is social commentary, ethical musing, and morality woven through an action packed storyline of science gone wrong. The "romance" portion of the story is believable as well. The two characters are drawn to one another over time, and the world doesn't stop for them to wallow in their newfound twitterpatedness.The art is beautiful, especially the detailed cityscapes and technical drawings. The main characters were easy to recognize, regardless of their circumstances or outfits, which is not true of many manga.My complaints about the work are small. The placement of speech bubbles, particularly when characters are shouting, was not always clear. The foreign characters were really just Japanese with funny hats on. The difference between Akira and Tetsuo at the height of their powers is never really explained.I first became aware of the manga because I was a fan of the anime. The manga is far more complex and satisfying.

  • Helmut
    2019-04-20 01:31

    Die Militärs wussten es...So kann es gehen, wenn man nicht auf die hört, die es besser wissen. Der Widerstand, die Militärputschisten, die Regierung, die religiösen Fanatiker und ein paar autonome Splittergruppen versuchen alles, Akira in die Finger zu bekommen. Dabei geht so einiges zu Bruch, wenn sich diese Gruppen über gut dreiviertel des Bandes gegenseitig mit Panzern, Bazookas, Maschinengewehren und Fäusten bekämpfen. Sehr schön eingefangen von Otomo, wie jeder Akira haben will, aber keiner eine Idee hat, was sie mit ihm tun wollen oder wie es dann weitergehen soll.Am Ende des Bandes zeigt sich dann, dass der Oberst, den alle bisher für den Bösen gehalten hatten und der Akira weiterhin eingefroren halten wollte, doch Recht behält, und zwar auf die schlimmste denkbare Weise...Extrem detaillierte Zeichnungen, die sich aufgrund des aberwitzig hohen Erzähltempos kaum würdigen lassen, eine vernünftige Übersetzung sowie einige nette Farbseiten zu Beginn fügen diesen Band nahtlos in die bisher erschienenen Akira-Bände ein.Gelungene Near-Future-SF.

  • Dylan
    2019-04-13 00:46

    Taking a second pass at the whole series right now. Can't get any better than this one though. Total destruction. The metaphors are stinging and sometimes a little obvious but very necessary.Also, Kaneda is maybe the most ridiculous of protagonists. Incredibly flat character but still fascinating. Tetsuo as a character is way more interesting but less fun. Except for Book 6, where he turns in to Uber-Tetsuo and shit just gets crazy.Seriously, if you've only seen the movie version of Akira, you have no idea what you're in for. The comics are big and bold, with incredible attention to detail and more elbow room to lay out the world and the storyline. Akira is definitely my favorite work of graphic fiction, and it makes me wish Otomo kept writing and drawing instead of pretending to make movies. Though honestly, could he have topped Akira.

  • Megan
    2019-04-02 02:37

    On page 102 of this volume, Chiyoko startles a man with a gun by throwing an inflatable lifeboat at him, darting behind the lifeboat, and punching him in the face through the rubber. As another man threatens her with a machine gun, Kaneda vomits all over his head, a useful distraction caused by his poisoning a few pages before.This volume departs from the scope of the film "Akira," and it does so with style. Otomo draws like a movie, with great technical skill and an eye for dynamism. He also seamlessly mixes large-scale action with personal street-level movement. Characters of all kinds have memorable interactions while in the midst of military maneuvers and the resulting chaos. Otomo manipulates us through the story so well that we almost forget about Tetsuo's disappearance at the beginning of the volume.... Almost.