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Akira (アキラ) (1988)

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Mitsuo Iwata Mitsuo Iwata
Kaneda
Nozomu Sasaki Nozomu Sasaki
Tetsuo
Mami Koyama Mami Koyama
Kei (voice)
Tesshô Genda Tesshô Genda
Ryu (voice)
Kôichi Kitamura Kôichi Kitamura
Lady Miyako / Committee A
Michihiro Ikemizu Michihiro Ikemizu
Inspector / Committee I


Written by
Katsuhiro Otomo Katsuhiro Otomo
(screenplay) and
Izô Hashimoto Izô Hashimoto
(screenplay)


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The appeal baffles me

10 years, 9 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

One of the best animated movies

6 years, 3 months ago at Jul 22 8:34
1 vote
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

One of the best animated movies ever made

11 years, 1 month ago at Sep 7 11:16
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This flick is one of my all-time favorites. 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 before 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 ... read more
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A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath who can only be stopped by a teenager, his gang of biker friends and a group of psychics.
Release date: 16 July 1988
UPC: 013023153899
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