Akira

July. 16,1988
Rating:
7.9
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Childhood friends Tetsuo and Kaneda are pulled into the post-apocalyptic underworld of Neo-Tokyo and forced to fight for their very survival. Kaneda is a bike gang leader, and Tetsuo is a member of a tough motorcycle crew who becomes involved in a covert government project called Akira. But a bloody battle ensues when Kaneda sets out to save his friend.

Mitsuo Iwata as  Shôtarô Kaneda (voice)
Nozomu Sasaki as  Tetsuo Shima (voice)
Mami Koyama as  Kei (voice)
Tesshou Genda as  Ryûsaku (voice)
Hiroshi Ohtake as  Nezu (voice)
Kōichi Kitamura as  Priestess Miyako, Council A (voice)
Yuriko Fuchizaki as  Kaori (voice)
Masaaki Ōkura as  Yamagata (voice)
Takeshi Kusao as  Kai (voice)
Kazuhiro Kamifuji as  Masaru (No. 27) (voice)
saving the world
total destruction
megacity
street gang
underground
general
stadium
experiment
atomic bomb
mutation
dystopia
army
cyberpunk
motorcycle gang
anime

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Reviews

Richard Harrington
2018/03/09

The most expensive animated feature ever made in Japan... and it s easily the most impressive, as well.

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Michael Atkinson
2018/03/09

Easily the most breathtaking and kinetic anime ever made.

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Janet Maslin
2018/03/09

A phenomenal work of animation with all the hallmarks of an instant cult classic.

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Geoff Andrew
2018/03/09

An impressive achievement, often suggesting a weird expressionist blend of 2001, The Warriors, Blade Runner and Forbidden Planet.

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Variety Staff
2018/03/09

A lavish animation extravaganza produced at a cost of $8 million, this futuristic exploration is a followup by author-director Katsuhiro Otomo to his tremendously popular comic books.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
2018/03/09

Grade-school violence freaks may find a few kicks here, but even they may have trouble coping with this ugly movie s ending about eight separate times.

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Jay Cocks
2018/03/09

The movie, even at 124 minutes, has the densely packed sweep and go-for-it pep of a pop epic.

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Charles Solomon
2018/03/09

A compendium of the worst cliches of Japanese animation -- two hours of chases, laser attacks, machine-gun battles, spilled stage blood, computer-animated backgrounds and hokey dialogue.

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Dave Kehr
2018/03/09

Pounding away, it becomes monotonous.

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Jack
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