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Akira (2001)

24 Ratings: 3.3
Anime & Manga and Art House & International movie directed by Katsuhiro Ôtomo

Artist-writer Katsuhiro Ôtomo began telling the story of Akira as a comic book series in 1982 but took a break from 1986 to 1988 to write, direct, supervise, and design this animated film version. Set in 2019, the film richly imagines the new metropolis … see full wiki

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Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo
5 reviews about Akira (2001)
Quick Tip by . July 16, 2013
posted in ASIANatomy
Today marks the 25th anniversary of when Akira was first released in Japan.      Akira was a favorite of mine for many years in the past 11 years of my anime fandom, though after giving it some deeper thought, I'll say it's good, but not the masterpiece everyone says it is.      Akira's weaker points are its character and theme development, since these felt a tad rushed in some areas.  However, it saves itself with its gripping action, heart-racing …
review by . July 04, 2011
posted in ASIANatomy
Before I go off reviewing this anime, I'll share my personal history with it, which dates back nine years ago.      I remember staying up late at night and at the stroke of midnight, the date of July 15, 2002 just started (I wanted everyone to be asleep in my house). I put a Streamline Pictures VHS copy of Akira into my VCR and had no idea what to expect out of it since I had virtually no experience with anime, with the exceptions of watching Pokemon from 1999-2000 …
Quick Tip by . February 13, 2012
posted in ASIANatomy
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I have to admit, this wasn't the perfect film but it sure was a good anime film that it received international acclaim and now has a large cult following. The unrated edition is best as it is more violent and raw than the theatrical release. Inspired many other films as in the animated effects department. Thank goodness that Hollywood cannot get a foothold in their intended live action remake.     
review by . February 05, 2002
posted in Movie Hype
Akira is among the father's of anime. As the two main character's scream out each others name in a fast paced conflict, your heart will probably be racing as fast as mine. Akira deal's with, and answer's, one of the question's that has become a paradox...what if we had the power of God at our disposal. The ability to destroy, create, protect, and become invincible. Tetsuo is a youth that is plucked from his biker gang and surrendered to test's in a secret experiment that date's year's into the past. …
review by . November 26, 2001
posted in Movie Hype
As many people have said "Akira" is classic anime. But why? Is it the animation? The plot? What? Well lets take a trip back to when this was first released shall we? Back in the 80's (70's?) Disney ruled the world with an iron fist (Okay, so mabye the world hasn't changed THAT much!) cartoons were made "for kids" and nothing more! Everyone knew that the word "cartoon" ment "kids stuff" or something like that, anyway...when Streamline Pictures first released this movie people reacted with shock! …
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