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Other media: Anime:Akira / Game:AKIRA
Comics total pnts rank Rank 266in 8,983 titlesTotal 44 / Deviation 61.70
Comics avg pnts Rank 194in 1,319 titlesAvg 1.83=Very good/24 reviews
Comics rank of 1982 Rank 3in 69 titles
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Character/Setting1.83(Very good)6
Made me think33%2/6
Hot heart17%1/6
Shed tears0%0/6
Learned something0%0/6
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Katsuhiro Otomo
Japan Released:1982/12/20(Mon) / End:1990/06/25
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2015/09/25 Best(+3 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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[good point]
Drawing skill!
The picture which is in an illusion as if the picture which should have stopped is moving is slender!
Building machine

The presence of characters.

Aside as I hit the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020! W

[Bad point]
Girls are not so cute

[Comprehensive evaluation]
I think that it exceeds the level of manga.

2015/09/21 Very Good(+2 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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[Good point] The overwhelming power of drawing the revolution in the manga industry, the story is not bad

[Bad point] Last can not understand imaichi ...

[Comprehensive evaluation] This work that had a tremendous influence on the world. You should read it once!

2015/06/12 Normal(+0 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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Surely the sense of the author, such as the worldview, draws attention to the detailed drawing power and characters that make a huge hit worldwide.
On the other hand, it was a work that does not convey message quality at the same time, it does not understand what the author wishes to convey to readers.
(Does it strongly convey the energy of characters?)

2011/12/24 Very Good(+2 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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[good point]
A story with a powerful ability

[Bad point]
After Tokyo collapse a little Gudaguda

[Comprehensive evaluation]

It is very interesting
SF monogatari monogatari !!

2011/12/24 Very Good(+2 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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I think that it is a very magnificent work.
Although it is an era setting that is not old or new, I do not think that it was drawn 30 years ago.
Considering what it was able to do by serializing it for 10 years, it can be said that it was a pretty completed work.

I am impressed by the very detailed portrayal, altogether in drawing.
The story development is also good, and I can not take my eyes off what will happen in the future.
A number of conflicting organizations due to differences in thought, various human relationships ... It can be said that the scale is just wide.
That alone will get pulled into the story more and more.
It is exactly the technique that Mr. Otomo Genius makes.

However, the last suffers a little understanding.
That is my first impression.
As you learned, is not there a relationship between Mr. Otomo's suffering from genius and Mr. Tezuka who is the same genius?
There seems to be some opinion.
Tetsuo = Otomo, Kaneda = Thought to be a Tezuka view, but thinking so, the place where Tetsuo is suffering alone and where he keeps keeping him nearby is very deeply impressed.
In the final stage, the scene that Teruo Taku who was struggling for Kaneda asked for help was very impressive.
Perhaps, it may be that the genius Otomo wanted to tell Genius Tezuka.

I think there are some parts that the mediocrity can not understand because of the goodness of a work of genius and the genius,
I feel that such works are also important nowadays as easy-to-understand works prevail.
It might be a classical literary position.
That's why it is not fair to say that it is a fate of these works.
I will read again someday and want to deepen my understanding.

2010/10/05 Good(+1 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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[good point]
A picture that expresses a world view and the picture which expresses it Asian character Character of destruction power of a boy named Akira Relations like Kanada and Tetsuo 's rotten margin Last scene

[Bad point]
I could not get into my head cleanly at the end of the day.

[Comprehensive evaluation]
Although it entered from animation, although it is very good if it is only a movie, there was something that I could not keep up with the final stage of the manga that I kept going on. I just do not think it got boring. I could not maintain it.

Though such a unique view of the world is very good at the beginning, there are many things that have the difficulty of not being able to organize this viewing because of its later development's own setting. Just the last scene was good. The freedom of boys The beginning of the battle to protect such a thing Such a feeling was done.

Tetsuo is a weak character who gains runaway by acquiring a typical force, but it is impressive to seek salvation in the last Kaneda.

I think that the title Akira is often mistaken for Kaneda. I just like how to put a title twisted like this. I think that it is like the evolving ball that disliked the straight and it is the story of people related to human weapon Akira. I remember the scene when I first saw Akira. I was overwhelmed by the great destructive power. This author's story is also fairly funny, but the impression of the scene and the coolness are more than that.

2010/07/24 Good(+1 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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[good point]
The painting is very impressive.
My friend 's fellow place.
Where it is not mere ability battle
[Bad point]
Although there is power, depiction of Groy.
Where the reason for the death of Tetsuo is unknown.
[Comprehensive evaluation]

Personally, I think that "good" is a reasonable cartoon.

2010/03/07 Very Good(+2 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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I met Akira when I read what I had in my relatives' house in Osass.
I still felt like being a primary school student and like a dragon ball, I wasted it uselessly, I was shocked and I was shocked in a different meaning than a glooming, painting was awkward, it was a boring work!

When I was a junior high school student who passed for a while, I was a guy who liked SF animation all the time.
At that time, I went to Osan 's house and I read it again as I was bored.
Then, the meaning completely opposite from the time when reading elementary school students, the scale of the world view is decades, the characters are lively, the amount of drawing depends more than anything, and the quality is high!
In fact investigating it seems that Mr. Otomo forcibly chooses big for the small manga that the drawing is wasted, but it is also convincing.

There is also a drawback that it is difficult to understand the story, but it gets overwhelmed by the quality of the whole.

Probably it is a work which I can not understand until I do not eat to a certain extent.
I think that it is a must read for manga, SF lover.

2009/02/23 Best(+3 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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[Comprehensive evaluation]
I entered from this movie, I read it all later, but it is wonderful.
What is the world view? I like movies, but this is also funny.
I bought them all.
I hope you all read it.

2008/09/02 Best(+3 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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Honesty when reading for the first time, the talk was too difficult and I could not enjoy it much. However, it was incredibly exciting that I got incredibly confused if I got free when I read the second time. It is my most favorite manga now.

2007/09/26 Best(+3 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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This is a work that you can continue receiving shock forever even if you become old.
Because there are many people who have already written their greatness already, I omit it.
I do not think that likes and dislikes really can be divided unless I read this work, but I would like to suggest reading it to those who have not been read.

2006/12/06 Good(+1 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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Katsuhiro Otomo has a good sense. You can see that the design of the character and the motorcycle, and other mechanisms are also designed with care to the fine parts.

Preference is a work that will be divided, but it is rude work that compares it with weekly series comics there. A lot of time has already passed since the first edition and there are many people who can be regarded as works of the past, but even now it does not fade anything.

I do not feel a bit like a protagonist of the stereotype, but it's still an interestingly readable work. Whether it feels interesting, but each work has no loss even if you read it.

2006/07/31 Very Good(+2 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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I first learned in the movie version, then read the manga direction.
I think that it was good to be able to read to the place where I could not paint in movie version due to time.
I certainly thought it was a masterpiece.

2006/03/29 Very Bad(-2 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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Sorry for those who like this work, it was a work that does not remain in my mind.

I was reading in real time. I also went to see the movie version. However, disappointed disappointed at the movie theater at that time. After that, I bought and read the original for a while, but at the time I was completely cooled down, the work of Mr. Katsuhiro Otomo was completely removed from my bookshelf (library).

I think that it is a super-first-class work, amazing drawing, terrible drawing, overwhelming world view, originality, all.
If only the quality of the picture part as a manga would be "the best!" It would not be an overstatement to say that works that will cross the drawing quality of this work will not appear in the future. This "picture (technology)" alone will be able to admire the viewer. It is a bad element for this piece of work, and there are no disadvantages.

However, it is not fun. I could not feel it interesting.

I think that it is "amazing" by reading this work, but I did not "impressed". I think that it is "a masterpiece", but I could not think it was a "masterpiece". There is "shock", but there is no "stain on my heart."

What is missing is that there is no point "something that remains in the mind".

This may be only for you, but once you feel that way it's no good.
I can only see the frown character 's acting exaggeratingly.
The story content is also thin as it is from the volume of the work. I think Mr. Katsuhiro Otomo seems to have trouble plotting the feature works. Although drawing and composition of each scene is very good, the flow of the story as a whole work is redundant and feels a lot of waste.
Moreover, it may have been minus that the development felt extremely late because it was reading in real time. Mr. Katsuhiro Otomo thinks that there are many works that are doing a nice summary in short stories.

There are also things that you do not tend to be "obsessed with the quality of drawing" against manga etc.
I like the manga which makes the heart resonate warmly with Jean even if the picture is fady.

Probably, I think that it is a work never to be read again. I do not like or dislike it, I think that I am not interested in myself. That is what I think is "very bad".

2006/03/29 Good(+1 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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I was advised by a friend and read it, but the writing is amazing throughout the whole story!
Especially I was overwhelmed because I was looking at the background and the stubbornness of the bike.
As Tetsuo steadily became strongest towards the last one, I could not predict at all how Akira would defeat this.
Tetsuo is not only a simple enemy, but also a complex character and Akira's own conflict were drawn very well so it is a memorable character.

The completeness of this work, the work itself, which had been established as a movie throughout from the beginning to the end, is considerable.

2006/03/29 Best(+3 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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Character, story, composition, which are very first-class items.
It is truly a cartoon that is proud of the world.
At that time, I was shocked when I read this manga, recommended by my father.

Kaneda who is the hero of this work is a hero who is familiar to anyone who is a bad boy but a thick fellow feeling with a passion and exactly the royal road.
Although Tetsuo holds a sense of inferiority in Kaneda, he kills his colleagues just as he has a mighty power, and he will stepping away the road. However, he could not deny all his actions, and there were places where I could sympathize with myself unexpectedly.
For me it is a precious manga that no one person dislikes characters.

About the story I wanted a little more twist.
However, the gag that was scattered in places with good tempo is flourishing.

In addition, Mr. Otomo has put considerable effort into painting, especially the scene where Akira explodes Tokyo is a masterpiece.
The written amount of the collapsing building is unusual. I am not at the current manga artist but can not imitate it?
When I saw the page for the first time, it was hard for about 30 minutes to shock and I was just looking at it.

Mr. Otomo is putting emphasis on mecha?
The representative example is a motorcycle of Kanada.
It is too cool-looking to fly in cyber Neo Tokyo in that near future futuristic form.
Speaking of AKIRA, the brilliant impression remains as the next Kaneda motorcycle comes up next.
I have bought both directors and dual roles to direct AKIRA's unique and cyber world feeling, and it will be impossible to remove in this work.

Evaluation is "highest!" Probably, works that can enjoy the impact beyond this will not appear.

As an aside, Kaneda's bike appeared as a real car. General sale is undecided, but the dream of many people who want to run through the city with that motorcycle seems to be a reality.

2005/09/19 Best(+3 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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This is really amazing! I think that I could make a big case so far.
The size of the scale, the composition of the characters, the composition, the development and consistency of the story, how to place the laid-out stone, which are very first-class items. It is no exaggeration to say that it is a masterpiece movie that does not move. I think that it exceeds even the movie.
A little laughter is added to the serious, its timing and quantity are exquisite.
Kaneda 's speech is cool even in modern times more than 20 years passed.

Only it is hard for people to die like garbage. It can not be helped thought from the scale of the worst story and conversely it is real and it is real, but there are times when you can forget the preciousness of the life of a person, only when the Tetsuo is overwhelming from the middle.

Even if Kaneda desperately burns, it does not feel strange and unnatural. I think that this work will be a hero story a step ahead, both in the past and now.
There is something good for modern manga, but if you talk about manga you will have to read Professor Otsutomi next to Professor Tezuka!

2005/07/07 Favorite comment [Original Japanese review]
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AKIRA was truly the best! While I was reading a certain manga I saw that the author wrote in the postcard that <AKIRA is the best> but I read it at once! The hero Kaneda is exactly the hero, if I notice it, I feel like I was emotionally transferred to him, rather than being in Kaneda and adventuring Neo Tokyo. All the surrounding characters were so human beings that I could read naturally. K - chan and Mr. Kanada 's delicate romantic emotions also gotten awful. Kanada's heat which stops K after 5 volumes may be the most important in me. Unfortunately I have not seen a movie, but I think that this work should not be forced into a movie by force. A work that was somewhat regrettable to buy the final volume, AKIRA, it is exactly a masterpiece!

2005/06/28 Normal(+0 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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I did not understand animation well, it was a compressed product, but this is made as it is.

How many times I thought about reading "This is the original of that rush movie ... ...". The story's performance is quite different.

2005/06/01 Best(+3 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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A masterpiece remaining in Japanese cartoon history. It is no exaggeration to say that there is no manga that surpasses this in SF manga. And from now on.
Religious science human being .... The accomplishment which made all subject matter and tailored it into entertaining action comic book is just a miracle.
A depiction of a picture and a psychological description of a character are very precise and the "living human living world" is expressed.
There is no unnecessary frame with a good tempo so you can enjoy it with a movie feeling. I do not get tired of reading it many times.
Except for the fact that the volume of philosophy of 6 volumes becomes too dark and toned down slightly, we do not have any drawbacks like disadvantages.
A range in which individual volumes 1 to 5 can be enjoyed purely as action cartoons.

Kanada, the hero of this manga, was a typical hero-type hero. In the past you have long admired this Kaneda's ruthless personality.
When I was a child Groy portrayal became a trauma and I did not try to read this manga for a long time. The movie version is similar,
The scene where the steel male becomes meat lump becomes a trauma and this work was really weak.
It was surprising that Tezuka Osamu's name was introduced at the end of volume 6.

2005/02/21 Best(+3 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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Anime version was AKIRA which left trauma to elementary school student as well as barefoot Gen, but I read a manga version in high school days with my friend 's recommendation. I was surprised that the writing awesome, writing details in detail. Mr. Otomo story has a bad point but ways of setting such as writing are amazing The work of this person is focusing more on the picture than on the story. And AKIRA is more interesting than animation. Personally I think that the picture around 3 volumes and 4 volumes is the easiest to see. One surprise is that Aunt Chiko survives to the end. I thought it was a dropout with absolute 3 volumes. Tetsurou is also a man in front of him.

2005/02/21 Best(+3 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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The animated person received unpleasant and unpleasant impact as if the atomic bomb was dropped in the head when looking at the theater in real time. I have never thought about touching this work for nearly ten years. Meanwhile I read something Osamu Tezuka's earlier work. And one day, suddenly I handed toward AKIRA 's manga. The manga had a very different impression. It dangerous. It was shocking. It was a shock to the extent that the hydrogen bomb was dropped in my head. I pulled it.