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Akira
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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

9 years, 1 month 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

4 years, 7 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

9 years, 5 months ago at Sep 7 11:16
1 vote
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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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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“Hey! It’s 2020 and although pretty much a thing from the past, within just its first three days, people worldwide were afraid of the possibility of a Third World War. By the end of the past month the threat of a possible pandemic disease appeared and some places in Brazil were submerged under the water. Also the Olympic Games will take place between july and august. Meaning, it’s the perfect time to read and review Akira, and since there aren’t many different things to say about its two formats, this review will cover both of them.

Nowadays many people don’t see the appeal of the title because it’s pretty much a product of its time, and I’m not saying that the movie is obsolete or that didn’t age very well, but its aesthetics and themes were reflecting the time when” read more

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