Anonymous Coward writes, A bit late, but Dark Horse have started a re-release (I think it’s been released before anyway) of the Akira comic book translated into english. Find ’em at Amazon. They’re releasing all 6 parts at about one a month or so (I think).
Also have a look at this for a bit of info about an upcoming cinema and DVD release of Akira the film. If you want to help out the Bureau, you can also click the “Amazon.com” link to your left. Enter “Akira” in the search box, and you’ll hit the same page as that URL, except we’ll get a cut. :)