From Dark Horse Site - "Katsuhiro Otomo's epic manga, Akira, is considered by many to be the finest work of graphic fiction ever created, a work of astonishing power and visionary scope, and possessing a level of illustration skill unmatched in the annals of the medium. Now available for the first time in an English-language edition, Akira Club is an essential companion to Akira, a dazzling collection of Otomo's mind-blowing visions, including over one hundred title-page illustrations created for the original serialization but not included with the published collections of Akira. The book also features rarely seen alternate art, preliminary drawings, production sketches, and a variety of Akira posters, advertisements, and products, all accompanied by fascinating commentary by the artist himself. No Akira enthusiast, manga fan, or devotee of fantasy and science-fiction illustration should be without Akira Club."
The original Japanese Akira Club Book was published by Kodansha in 1995. 3500 yen (ISBN-10: 4-06330-003-X). I believe it is now out of print. It was released in English in 2007 and should be readily available.
- Publisher: Dark Horse (US) - Titan Books (UK) - Kodansha (Japan)
- Pub. Date: Aug 29, 2007 (US) - July 2007 (UK) - 1995 (Japan)
- ISBN: 1-59307-741-6 (US) - 4-06330-003-X (Japan)
- ISBN-13: 978-1-59307-741-9 (US) - 978-1-84576-612-2 (UK)
- Format: Full Colour, Hardcover
- Pages: 256
- Size: 260mm x 210mm