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Akira 35th Anniversary Manga Box Set

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:52 pm
by usamimi
Looks like pre-orders are up on Amazon for the new hardcover manga set for Akira's anniversary: http://amzn.to/2lf3iyZ

From the description, it's also going to include the Akira Club artbook as well as a patch with the iconic "Pill" design from Kaneda's jacket.

Not a bad price for a fancy set of the entire series! Set to come out this October.

Re: Akira 35th Anniversary Manga Box Set

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:27 pm
by runesaint
Hmm.. I still have the 36 issue color series done by the EPIC division of Marvel Comics back in the day. Any reason to get a new copy?

Re: Akira 35th Anniversary Manga Box Set

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:36 am
by usamimi
runesaint wrote:Hmm.. I still have the 36 issue color series done by the EPIC division of Marvel Comics back in the day. Any reason to get a new copy?
From what I hear, other than it being a beautiful hardcover set with the artbook & patch, it will also be unflipped with Japanese sound effects left intact.

Re: Akira 35th Anniversary Manga Box Set

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:19 pm
by llj
I only read it through the Dark Horse version; I forgot that it was flipped!

The Epic Comics colored version issues are true collector's items. Not just because of the novelty, but also because the color was so well done too.

Re: Akira 35th Anniversary Manga Box Set

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:21 pm
by usamimi
Yeah the colored comics were definitely amazing, esp for their time. The coloring was better than even some comics you see today! :lol:

Re: Akira 35th Anniversary Manga Box Set

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:43 am
by usamimi
Finally got a look at the box art for this set!
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Also, Amazon's pre-order price is currently $65 off, which is pretty nice: http://amzn.to/2n4pU6W

Re: Akira 35th Anniversary Manga Box Set

Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:38 pm
by jdoll
wow I want even with the deep discount its a lot of money not for what your getting but its a big purchase!

Re: Akira 35th Anniversary Manga Box Set

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:03 am
by llj
Saw this monster in a store. WOW is it expensive. And big. I don't think I can buy this with my budget but it LOOKS nice at least.

Re: Akira 35th Anniversary Manga Box Set

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:15 am
by usamimi
I've seen it dip down to $89 on Amazon a few times, so if you keep an eye on it, it might go down! I'm hoping once I get some Amazon gift cards I can wait for the price to dip again and hopefully snag it.

Re: Akira 35th Anniversary Manga Box Set

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:18 am
by usamimi
Well I saw the price had dipped down to $115 & I had some xmas gift cards saved up so I pulled the trigger & ordered one. I'll try to take some pics once it arrives!