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Akira
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8.1 IMDB rating

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Mitsuo Iwata

Mitsuo Iwata

Kaneda
Mami Koyama

Mami Koyama

Kei (voice)
Kôichi Kitamura

Kôichi Kitamura

Miyako / Council 1
Michihiro Ikemizu

Michihiro Ikemizu

Inspector / Council 8


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Izô Hashimoto

Izô Hashimoto

(screenplay)


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"Akira" (1988) English Trailer

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The appeal baffles me

4 years, 2 months ago at Jan 20 7:18
2 votes
"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

Kaneda

8 years, 1 month ago at Feb 11 13:01
1 vote
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 ever made

4 years, 6 months ago at Sep 7 11:16
1 vote
This flick is one of my all-time favorite. The first time I saw it, I was about 15 years old and it completely blew me my mind. Indeed, I had never seen anything like this and I thought it was just fascinating (Eventually, I also bought the comic-books which I also highly recommend). Indeed, this animated movie was just so well done and it was definitely a milestone when it was made. The whole th... read more
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Description: 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 lead ... (more)
Release date: 24 July 2001
UPC: 013023153899
Anime (56), Animation (38), Sci-fi (32), Action (26), Japan (20), Japanese (18), 1980s (17), 1988 (16), Dystopia (15), Cyberpunk (15), Post Apocalyptic (8), Foreign (7), Manga (7), Science Fiction (6), Asian (5), (5), Adaptation (5), Dystopian (4), Cult (4), Traditional Animation (3)
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" The Ups: A gritty violent post-apocalyptic animated movie with grotesque creatures and bloody deaths can also be a cinematic masterpiece. It has a lot of stuff happening and it has an energetic pace that never seems to stop. The soundtrack also make you interested in the film. The Downs: For 25 years there has been a wish to remake this for Hollywood as a live-action film but there will be another 25 years before it is even possible as the first thing Hollywood need to do is actually underst"


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Akira- a tad meh!

“Visually stunning, with a thumping good soundtrack. I am afraid that is about all the positive things I can say. The story is complex, life force and little children being harnessed for their mental powers? The animation is beautiful, a soaring city of New Tokyo and the motorbikes are rather sexy. But I found the plot hard to follow and not very well explained at the end.

The characters especially the 'hero' called Canada, strange name for a Japanese lad, is a biker gang leader who relishes speed and violence. He is also a bully who picks on the weak. For some reason the character actors cast to convert the original Japanese to English, sound american, and look European. None of the characters aroused my sympathy even the love interest. she really did not seem to fit into the sto” read more

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