Episode 6: Akira vol. 1 by Katsuhiro Otomo

This time on You Should Read This, we talked about the first volume of the legendary manga Akira.

Show notes:

  • Millennials killing things
  • Japanese influence on children’s media in the united states in the 80s and 90s
  • Reading Manga flipped
  • The perspective of having read a complete series versus coming in fresh
  • Long-game storytelling in manga
  • Otomo is a master
  • THE ART
  • Every single detail is rendered, it’s totally insane

akira volume 1 cover

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