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Akira

Akira

Alternative Titles

Japanese: アキラ

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 16, 1988
Duration: 2 hr. 4 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.121 (scored by 75920 users)
Ranked: #3792
Popularity: #155
Members: 111,298
Favorites: 1,750
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

action drama futuristic horror sci-fi supernatural

Synopsis

It's the year 2019, thirty-one years have passed since the start of World War III. A top-secret child with amazing powers of the mind breaks free from custody and accidentally gets a motorcycle gang involved in the project. This incident triggers psychic powers within one of the gang members, Tetsuo, and he is taken by the army to be experimented on. His mind has been altered and is now on the path of war, seeking revenge on the society that once called him weak.

(Source: FUNimation)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Akira

Characters & Voice Actors

Kei
Kei
Main
Lee, Wendee
English
Lee, Wendee
Koyama, Mami
Japanese
Koyama, Mami
...
Kaneda, Shotaro
Kaneda, Shotaro
Main
Bosch, Johnny Yong
English
Bosch, Johnny Yong
Iwata, Mitsuo
Japanese
Iwata, Mitsuo
...
Shikishima, Colonel
Shikishima, Colonel
Main
Price, Jamieson
English
Price, Jamieson
Ishida, Taro
Japanese
Ishida, Taro
...
Shima, Tetsuo
Shima, Tetsuo
Main
Sasaki, Nozomu
Japanese
Sasaki, Nozomu
Seth, Joshua
English
Seth, Joshua
...

Staff

Otomo, Katsuhiro
Director, Original Creator
Urushihara, Satoshi
Key Animation
Kigami, Yoshiji
Key Animation
Sato, Hiroaki
Animation Director



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Jul 28, 2007
moozooh
Note: The following review DOESN'T contain spoilers.

Akira is a very controversial piece of art — but a piece of art regardless. It isn't easy to watch it, and it isn't easy to review it, either: Akira the movie is such an ambitious and influential project that grasping it in its entirety is far from being trivial.

Story
Akira's story is among those where you need either high intuitive and perceptive abilities to understand everything that goes on, or to watch it several times. It doesn't really help that Katsuhiro Otomo stuffed almost 2000 pages of story into 2 hours of screen time, but at least the movie read more
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Jan 1, 2014
Bear1211
Breathtaking, imaginative, and ground breaking. Even these few words don't really justify the late 1980s film "Akira".

Story: 7

Film is a lot different than serialized works because execution is key. This is not to state that execution isn't important in a serial, but just lesser in comparison. A movie doesn't have a elongated run time too double back, and fix issues. Execution is something that "Akira" suffers from. This is a large tale with many different layers, with an expansive lore base, and a fleshed out world. Sadly 2 hours isn't quite enough, and quite a few things are left vague compared to the Manga. read more
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Recommendations

Two cyberpunk classics, but with a slightly differant approach. While Akira is more action-oriented, Ghost in the Shell is more cerebral
Lucy and children from "Akira" are similar.
Secret labs, crazy professors, experiments etc.

Opening Theme

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Ending Theme

"Kaneda" by Geinoh Yamashiro-gumi

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