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A landmark film that introduced much of the Western world to modern animi, AKIRA is a marvel of modern animation. Based on Katsuhiro... Read More
A landmark film that introduced much of the Western world to modern animi, AKIRA is a marvel of modern animation. Based on Katsuhiro Otomo's 2,000 page manga, AKIRA begins on July 16, 1988, when what was believed to be an atomic bomb was dropped on Tokyo, completely destroying the city and marking the beginning of WWIII. Thirty-one years later, Neo-Tokyo has sprung from the ruins of the old city and is experiencing a prolonged period of civil unrest caused by student uprisings, political instability, and, most destructively, biker gangs. One of the members of these biker gangs, Tetsuo, is detained by the military after a near accident with a strange young boy. After recognizing innate psychic ability in him, the military begins using Tetsuo as a test subject to channel Akira, a source of unimaginable power and the cause of the explosion that destroyed the original Tokyo. However, the military's plan backfires, and instead of locating the source of Akira's power, Tetsuo becomes a medium for it. Endowed wi... Minimize
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83 Reviews from Epinions.com
Jan 6, 2005
Akira: - Disturbing Is a Dish Best Served Animated
Pros: Animation, Artistic Style, Story, Disturbing
Cons: Giant Kinetically Inclined Teddy Bears With Milk Seeping From Their Stiches
The Bottom Line Sucks. Read More at Epinions.com
Jan 18, 2006
Akira the Special Edition: One of the best Anime movies with lots of violence
Pros: Captivating world, beautifully drawn, great story line, plenty of extras.
Cons: Not_for children, which_isn’t exactly a con. There is_an anime attempted rape scene for_those that_are conservative.
Bottom Line: One of the best Anime movies with plenty of Anime violence, anime nudity, and a great story.
One of the best Anime movies with plenty of Anime violence, anime nudity, and a great story.Read More at Epinions.com
Sep 18, 2008
Dec 21, 2003
Lean-N-Mean Anime classic
this film is an amazing peace of history that stands among the best films in any medium. Read More at Epinions.com
Dec 22, 2006
Before the Matrix, there was Akira (Anime Outsider W/O)
Excellent stuff Read More at Epinions.com
Jul 24, 2001
Pattern of Brilliance, Chapter of Light: Akira Limited Special Edition
Pros: Groundbreaking art and animation. Remastered score, intelligent new translation and dub enhance an already-brilliant movie.
Cons: One of the subplots is a little hard to follow.
This is what Akira in English was meant to be. If you haven't seen and heard this version, you haven't seen Akira. Yes, I own the letterboxed sub as well. Read More at Epinions.com
Apr 10, 2005
Battle on with Akira
Pros: Great Story, Animation, Characters
Excellent movie worth your money Read More at Epinions.com
Aug 22, 2006
Not the manga, but still a masterpiece...
Pros: Beautiful, great score, surreal.
Cons: Murders the original plot, lousy ending, perhaps too intense mentally for some viewers.
Though very different from its source material, it's an enjoyable film in its own right. A must-see even despite its flaws. Read More at Epinions.com
Aug 23, 2000
Storytelling of the Highest Degree
Pros: Beautifully animated, slickly composed, amazing soundtrack
Cons: Brutal violence, gotta pay attention (which aren't cons for me) Read More at Epinions.com
Dec 31, 2001
My Opinion is about to E X P L O D E!
Pros: Great story, awesome animation.
Cons: A bit confusing at times
my advice...GET THIS MOVIE! Read More at Epinions.com
Jun 23, 2006
Anime-tion at its BEST
Pros: Excellent all around movie, looks awesome,great plot
Cons: DVD doesn't have anything cool
Akira is a master of the animated art form in every way coupled with excellent storytelling. A must see for any movie goer in general. Read More at Epinions.com