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.
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? Akira is a film that should be studied down to every frame by anyone who has even the slightest interest in animation.
This film literally rocks. I started watching while sitting in an upright position, with hands on my lap, 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.
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…
"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…
Second viewing. Still not totally sure of what is happening in this movie, I just know it's spectacular and awesome!
Debole nel finale e inferiore al manga, Akira riesce comunque a essere un autentico trionfo per l'occhio. Bello, ma con un che d'incompiuto.
Now I know what inspired Kanye's Stronger video.
Why didn't I see this film when I was a child? This came out the year I was born. Akira is dope as hell, with dope ass visuals, and a dope story. It is extremely innovative and clearly timeless because it plays like a film made today and it's 26 years old.
Hands down the best animated film I have ever seen. "Akira" features glorious animation, a disturbing and thought provoking story, and some great voice acting. I would highly reccomend this to anyone who loves animation.
This stunning animated feature might even be better than Happy Feet 2.
Would probobly get a higher rating If I understood what the fuck was going on half of the time.
It never ceases to amaze me how - even after a 100th viewing - this film remains just as rich & compelling as it was the first...
It's Smart, It's Thought-provoking, It's Dark, It's a Cult Classic in Animation, and It's one of the biggest bombs in Japanese Anime......LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLLL!!!! [ :/ ]
You know I have never seen Akira in my life and I got a chance to see a Midnight Screening of it over in West Los Angeles. And Initally I was not going to review this because I would like to review new movies that are released on 2015 but this left me with such an opinion I had to at least talk about it. Before I went in there I was talking to a guy who said that this was the 2001: A Space Odyssey of Anime (also I felt under dressed cause everyone…
·Blade Runner japonés
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- Only God Forgives
- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
- Spring Breakers
- A Field in England
Recently, I've become aware that certain films are able to transcend the medium by being completely self-assured in their atmospheres…
- Spirited Away
- My Neighbor Totoro
- Toy Story
- The Incredibles
Chances are the first movie you ever saw was animation. Exuberant, colorful and full of wonder, animation is the stuff…