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Mitsuo Iwata Mitsuo Iwata
Nozomu Sasaki Nozomu Sasaki
Mami Koyama Mami Koyama
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Kôichi Kitamura Kôichi Kitamura
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Michihiro Ikemizu Michihiro Ikemizu
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The appeal baffles me

5 years, 5 months ago at Jan 20 7:18
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"It's a soldier's duty. You wouldn't understand."

To this day, 1988's Akira is worshipped as one of the best anime features in history. And, frankly, this reviewer has no comprehension as to why the film continually receives such praise. Scripted and directed by Katsuhiro Ôtomo who adapted his own manga series, Akira is a super-violent epic which borrows liberally (if unimaginative... read more


9 years, 4 months ago at Feb 11 13:01
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This film is an absolute masterpiece.

The animation is fantastic and it still impresses to this day, which is really saying something given that this film is fast approaching the 20th anniversary of its release.

In the opening scene we see Tokyo being erased of the map in a flash of brilliant light. Later we find that this was thought to be a result of nuclear activit... read more

One of the best animated movies

11 months, 2 weeks ago at Jul 22 8:34
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I probably need to watch more anime movies, but funnily enough, anime happens to be my two favourite animated movies – ‘Spirited Away’ and…this! ‘Akira’ is only my second favourite animated movie of all time, and probably one of the most violent animated films I’ve ever seen (and I’ve seen ‘South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut’ for that matter, which however is probably more viol... read more
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Kaneda is a bike gang leader whose close friend Tetsuo gets involved in a government secret project known as Akira. On his way to save Tetsuo, Kaneda runs into a group of anti-government activists, greedy politicians, irresponsible scientists and a powerful military leader. The confrontation sparks off Tetsuo's supernatural power leading to bloody death, a coup attempt and the final battle in Tokyo Olympiad where Akira's secrets were buried 30 years ago.
Release date: 16 July 1988
UPC: 013023153899
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“Akira is without doubt the best animated film ever!

The backdrop is neo-Tokyo after the third WW, where we follow some youngsters who have nothing else to do than ride bikes & and take pills. It's a VERY violent film, as it will knock you to the floor and keep you there. The animation is by far the most fantastic i've ever seen, with excellent coloring.

Of course, like manga, it blows completely out of proportions for an eye-dazzling ending.

I recommend the big LaserDisc release, with an amazing making-of.” read more

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