Teen readers discuss Akira, Volume 1 by Katsuhiro Otomo. Graphic Fiction Readers is a book group for teens that meets on the third Tuesday of each month at the Trails West branch library.
From the publisher:
Welcome to Neo-Tokyo, built on the ashes of a Tokyo annihilated by a blast of unknown origin that triggered World War III. The lives of two streetwise teenage friends change forever when paranormal abilities begin to waken in Tetsuo, making him a target for a shadowy agency that will stop at nothing to prevent another catastrophe like the one that leveled Tokyo. At the core of the agency's motivation is a raw, all-consuming fear of an unthinkable, monstrous power known only as Akira.