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Akira 1988

A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psionic psychopath that only two kids and a group of psionics can stop...

Release Date:
July 24, 2001
Duration:
124 min
Director:
Katsuhiro Ohtomo ...
Cast:
Cam Clarke, Mami Koyama, Nozomu Sasaki, Steve Blum, Robert Axelrod, William Knight, Steve Kramer, Michael McConnohie, Takeshi Kusao, Tesshô Genda, Wendee Lee, Ivan Buckley, Michael Forest, Barbara Goodson, Lex Lang, Michael Lindsay, Jamieson Price, Mike Reynolds, Michelle Ruff, Peter Spellos, Doug Stone, Paul St. Peter, Kirk Thornton, Dan Woren, Lara Cody, Bruce Winant, Jessica Gee, Bob Bergen, Jan Rabson, Steve Staley, Dan Martin, Yukimasa Kishino, Skip Stellrecht, Eddie Frierson, Dougary Grant, Joe Romersa, Bob Buchholz, Sandy Fox, Michael Sorich, Lewis Arquette, Masato Hirano, Johnny Yong Bosch, William Bassett, Mona Marshall, Kayoko Fujii, Michitaka Kobayashi, Kôzô Shioya, Kazumi Tanaka, Yuriko Fuchizaki, Ted Rae, Tony Pope, Mitsuo Iwata, Derek Stephen Prince, Joshua Seth, Ezra Weisz, Kôichi Kitamura, Rebecca Forstadt, Tarô Ishida, Bambi Darro, Patricia Ja Lee, Cody MacKenzie, Richard Plantagenet, Sam Strong, Julie Ann Taylor, Christopher Joyce, Simon Prescott, Melora Harte, Mizuho Suzuki, Tony Oliver, W.T. Hatch, Matthew Mercer, Peter Lee, Emily Brown, Issei Futamata, Tony Sarducci, Chloe Thornton, Adam Sholder, Masaaki Ôkura, Yôsuke Akimoto, Julie Phelan, Hiroshi Ôtake, Michihiro Ikemizu, Tarô Arakawa, Masayuki Katô, Kazuhiro Kamifuji, Tatsuhiko Nakamura, Fukue Itô, Hideyuki Umezu, Satoru Inagaki, Masami Toyoshima, Yuka Ôno, Watney Held, Burt Walters, Brad Wurst, Josil Ferhardt, Matthew Hustin, Lee Kelso, Mike Lembaw, Detroit Louie, Jonathan C. Osborne, Guy Pinkham, Jim Taggert, Lisa Tarulli, Kurt P. Wimberger, Julie Phelan, Peter Lee ...
Genres:
Animation, Mystery, Thriller, Action, Sci-Fi, Fantasy ...
Country:
Japan

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this was cool even for the riddle at the end. had potential 7/10
one move that I watch about every 3 years literally thas when you know you have a classic it never gets old!
Maybe not entirely a great movie, but a great animation nevertheless.

Seen: at home.
Don't believe the hype.
Akira


After seeing Akira on yet another 'best comic book movies of all-time' list, I decided it was finally time to see it. To be honest, I don't get it. I was expecting shaky translation from Japanese to English, so no let down there and the animation was great, but the plot just never gelled for me.

Even though I've never seen an anime film that I've been overwhelmed by, I will continue to watch these films hoping to find one. The style, pace and subject matter of most of them is too much for me to resist. If anyone out there has a recommendation of one they are sure will blow me away, please let me know.
i loved the manga i wish they would have done a trilogy.
A giant step forward not only in animation, but modern story telling.
While the violence can be overwhelming at times, it meshes well with the overall film and engages its target audience.
The animation is executed in a very visually exciting style, and most scenes are memorable and well drawn.
The storyline is thrilling and engaging, the background and environment well produced and explored, the characters fleshed out, and the grand finale, if a little drawn out, is unforgettable.

If you like Anime, and don't mind some violence and typical Japanese (which, when present, is particularly annoying because of the engaging characters) over dramatization, watch it, and then watch it again.
Akira is an amazing film that focuses on human emotion and turmoil. Fans of violence and fans of philosophy will both enjoy this movie. The characters struggle against struggling times, psychics, and the government. This movie has multiple messages; of which the most powerful is that too much power will destory you.
If this is what people think is the best of anime I must conclude that these people haven't seen some of the other better stuff, like Nausicaa or even Steamboy. This is a sick violence-fest and I actually fell asleep in the middle of it because I could not find anything to like in any of the characters. I guess some people see whiny brats who take pleasure in violence for its own sake as somehow heroic. I do not.