Akira is one of the all-time classic anime movies, but it's the manga that first told Kaneda's story. The manga saw an English release in 1992, ten years after its original Japanese release. However, if you still haven't read it, there's no time more appropriate than now--and not only because Akira is set in 2019. The entire series, compiled in the Akira 35th Anniversary Box Set, is currently discounted by more than $70 USD on Amazon.
The initial discount for the box set puts the price at $144, down from $200. However, with promo code TEXT10 and the listed coupon, you can snag the collection for just under $130.
Akira 35th Anniversary Box Set
While the original English release was in 1992, the 35th Anniversary Box Set is the first time English readers are able to see the original Japanese art and right-to-left reading format in their native language. It includes all six volumes, the Akira Club art book, and an exclusive patch. The best part: they're all hardcovers.
In related news, Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi is signed on to direct a live-action Akira movie. However, due to complications, that film has been delayed due to "development concerns" and Waititi will first direct the Ragnarok follow-up, Thor: Love and Thunder.