We've got our hands on the first Japanese edition of the AKIRA manga from 1984; Vol 1: Tetsuo. The seminal manag that pretty much changed everything for anime in the west. These volumes were released four years before the movie, and ten years before the first English language version.
The manga is set in a post-apocalyptic Neo-Tokyo, after a explosion destroy's the city. The story focuses on a teenage biker gang leader Kaneda, militant revolutionary Kei, a trio of espers, and Neo-Tokyo military leader Colonel Shikishima, who attempt to prevent Tetsuo, Kaneda's mentally imbalanced childhood friend, from using his unstable and powerful telekinetic abilities to ravage the city and awaken a mysterious individual with similar psychic abilities named "Akira".
The book is in very good condition for it's all with a vibrant yellow spine on the dust jacket.
Publication Date: 1984
Book Condition: Very Good