All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
Neo-Tokyo is about to E.X.P.L.O.D.E.
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.
Neo-Tokyo. A giant-ass explosion. A crotch-rocket battle with the Insane Clown Posse. Suicide by cop. Ryu without Ken. Weird looking kids with cool powers. Student riots. Fuck is fuck in any language. Super-powers that make Carrie look like a Telekinesis Smurf. Oh Kaneda. Anime boobs. A barkeep's last pour. A determined general. Blowing a lot of shit up. Showdown at the Olympic Stadium with your best friend. A huge fuckin teddy bear. Attack of the giant arm. Becoming something you sure as fuck never dreamed of. A wild-ass visual adventure that is a must see for anyone who is Anime-curious.
The future is not a straight line. It is filled with many crossroads.
Can't believe it, but Akira is creeping up on being 25 years old. The only thing I remember from my first viewing, which was over a decade ago at minimum estimate, is that I was blown away by something I didn't fully understand. While it's based off of a 2182 page manga, I'm guessing the plot was tinkered with, some things were condensed while others were completely cut. Watching it tonight, while the plot is dense, I would have never come to the conclusion on my own that it was based on such a large work.
I can't honestly say how many times I've viewed the…
Oh, oh, oh. Where do I even start? How each scene is so meticulously set up? How each rock, each debris, each tiny detail is drawn to perfection? How the film depicts life in neo-tokyo without a single line of exposition, yet the viewers can still grasp the idea as if they've been living there for years? This is a film that should be studied down to every frame by anyone who has even the slightest interest in animation.
Akira literally rocks. I started watching while sitting in an upright position, but when the credits rolled I realized I was hanging on the ceiling fan. Not a surprise, for a film that starts with a nuclear explosion.
Hold your jaw.
"That was f*ckin incredible...."
- the only thing I could muster once the credits began to roll.
(I'll try and write more once I can pick my jaw up off the floor)
probably the most galvanic and visceral example of a nation's collective psychic fallout since Honda's GODZILLA. simultaneously dreading and anticipating a return to power.
Akira singlehandedly kick-started a personal fascination with Anime and Japanese culture, while at the same time tainting my enjoyment of everything that followed. It's not so much a tantalising taster that whets one's appetite, but more like being served up a four course meal, after which everything else feels like you're rooting around in the bins on a desperate hunt for scraps. Now and then you'll discover something tasty, but nothing that quite satisfies the hunger, let alone leaves you as bloated with a silly smile on your face. Truly a visual feast, Akira demonstrates how free animation can be, able to create moments of epic scale and metaphysical wonder that don't jar in the way SFX often do in…
Para mí esta fue otra de esas películas que me parece que tienen un argumento interesantísimo pero que igualmente nunca me conecté del todo con lo que veía.
De cualquier forma es innegable la tremenda pieza que es Akira.
The only Anime film that matters. One of the very best cyberpunk films ever. Period.
Really pops on baby blu. I've seen this film enough times to get it, and I've read the manga so the nerds can cool it. It is a success as a visual piece which was the intention of the writer/director.
A pretty fantastic midnight screening, especially with an audience screaming KANEDAAAAAAAA!!!!! TETSUUOOOOOOO!!!!!!
Somehow Akira wasn't quite the sum of its parts; there's a lot of stuff to unpack in the setting and backstory that doesn't entirely cohere with the focus on Kaneda and Tetsuo. I think I'd enjoy a prequel about the original experiments or the demise of original Tokyo or the lead up to the current civil unrest more than what the film actually ended up as.
I hear the manga is a lot longer; maybe I should give that a read?
It probably didn't help that whatever DVD the theater was using occasionally started skipping; the scene with Tetsuo in the hospital room gets a lot less creepy when it.
Akira is one of the greatest animated films I have ever seen, and it's influence can still be seen in much of today's media. Beautifully animated, with a memorable setting of Neo-Tokyo and incredible amounts of detail in every single frame. The plot is very interesting and features some really unique ideas, it's a little confusing but nothing too abstract.
Overall it's pretty excellent and deserves its spot as one of the most influential and one of the greatest animated films of all time.
This was animated _by hand_. The story is lost in the visual and aural assault, but so am I, so it isn't really important.
Like all great science fiction, "Akira" dares to raise questions about the nature of humanity and the unknown, and it does so with impeccable form; the animation is fantastically detailed, the story is emotionally and intellectually rich and the action is riveting. It remains a landmark in the field of animation and a classic of the science fiction genre, with a final act that will leave you captivated.
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Chances are the first movie you ever saw was animation. Exuberant, colorful and full of wonder, animation is the stuff…