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Author Lopez, Rémi, author

Title The impact of Akira : a manga [r]evolution / Rémi Lopez.

Publication Info. Toulouse : Third Editions, [2020]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    741.5952 Otomo,K LOP    Available
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Order cancelled for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition English edition.
Description 189 pages ; 32 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-187).
Contents Creation: conception -- Creation: gestation & birth -- Creation: maturity -- Creature: Akira and the A-bomb specter -- Creature: the bosozoku, youth in revolt -- Creature: Tetsuo (first phase) -- Creature: cyberpunk and Japan, the body from every angle -- Creature: Tetsuo (second phase) -- Creature: catastrophe & reconstruction -- Creature: Tetsuo (final phase), transcendence and the divine child -- Creature: conclusion, Akira and the collapse.
Summary A global manga phenomenon in the early 1990s, Akira is a futuristic depiction with apocalyptic elements set in a Neo-Tokyo on the brink of civil war. Katsuhiro Otomo's work is a graphical and narrative treasure trove, confronting the revolutionary views of a disillusioned youth with the danger of scientific progress spiraling out of control. This book provides the social and historical context of Katsuhiro Otomo's manga, which is reflected in its themes, and is intended to help the Western reader get a better grasp of this major Japanese comic book's essence.
Language In English; translated from French.
Subject Ōtomo, Katsuhiro, 1954- Akira -- Criticism and interpretation.
Graphic novels -- Japan -- History and criticism.
Comic books, strips, etc -- Japan -- History and criticism.
Japan -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Literary criticism.
Art criticism.
Added Author Ligas, Jennifer, translator.
Added Title Manga [r]evolution
Manga evolution
ISBN 9782377842803 (hardcover)
2377842801 (hardcover)

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