This is the manga Katsuhiro Otomo made in the 80's upon which the legendary AKIRA anime film was made. This is the first tome of 396 pages full of cyber futuristic scenes of violence and thriller in Neo Tokyo of the 21st century. This edition is black and white just like the original one (there was a reissue in color, but I prefer the B&W edition). This is defenetly a must to any manga lover, at a very nice price (396 pages!). ANd remember that this is only the first one out of a series of almost 10 Akira books.