THIS wasn't something people were used to in cartoons...heck, this was definetly NOT "kids stuff" like cartoons normally were! Not only was it bloody as hell, but the plot was complex and weird! Remember those old horror flicks (You know, the one's that were actually smart)? The plot in this movie resembled the weird twisted plot of an old Hitchcock movie (Although STILL not nearly as suspenseful)! Of course lets not forget the fact that the animation was lightyears ahead of it's time! People were wondering if Disney would ever make it to this level of animation with their films.
Whether they did or not is not for me to say, but lets just say it started the controversy of whether or not american animation was better then japanesse animation! Not to mention the rockin soundtrack that was also tacked on made this one solid adult movie! Now 20 (30?) years later, Pioneer Entertainment decided it was time for this wonderful movie to break out of it's shell and be seen again! Pioneer spent $1 million dollers to re-dub, re-master, and re-sound (Okay so it's not really re-sounding, they just buffed the sound to suround sound. Same thing right?) the movie so that it could shine!
While not many people saw it on the big screen, many people now have the chance to view this anime classic with a load of special features bound to please any fan! The cons? The special tin case is no longer available, and the may still be too gory for some people! But other then that, "Akria" managed to set a whole new standerd for animation, and it also opened up many possablity's for future animated releases!
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