Over 400 pages of amazing manga by the brilliant mangaka and famed anime director Satoshi Kon, none of which -- to the best of our knowledge -- has appeared before in English translation in North America. While Kon is best known in the west for his anime features, Paprika, Tokyo Godfathers, Millenium Actress and Perfect Blue, he started out in manga, and served as an assitant to Katsuhiro Otomo during his creation of the original Akira manga. Anyone familiar with this acclaimed series will note many similarites to Akira in the artwork produced for the fifteen stories collected in this volume, which date from the same period. Make sure to give this one the once over. You won't be disappointed.