All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1187. 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.
Man, I watched this film so many times when I was younger.
In fact, you could say I watched A Keira Knightley.......
Thirteenth watch of Japanese July. A brief synopsis of Akira. It's 1988 and Tokio is destroyed. It’s 2019 and Neo-Tokyo is awesome. Kaneda yells: “Tetsuo!” Tetsuo yells: “Kaneda!” *Explosion* Tetsuo yells: “Kaneda!!” Kaneda yells: “Tetsuo!!” Some more beautiful animation. *Explosion* Kaneda yells: “Tetsuo!!!” Tetsuo yells: “Kaneda!!!” MIND BATTLE. Bodily mutations, so many bodily mutations. “Kaneda…” “Tetsuo!” *EXPLOSIONS* “Tetsuooooooooooooo!” MIND BATTLE. More stellar animation, yet another explosion, another mind battle and some more explosions. “Kanedaaaaaaaaaaaaa!”
An aggressive tour de force of influential animation, tangible world-building, inferiority complexes, biker gangs, giant teddy bears, and overwhelming sequences of violence. It stays burrowed in your psyche, ruining a certain, seemingly simple nerve and, in the blink of an eye, shifting perspective and rendering previous knowledge meaningless. Strangely enough, this is only the second time I've seen Akira, with the first being my "initiation" (age 11) via a dubbed VHS copy, but I can't imagine spending more than a year away from this film ever again. It's a horrifyingly grandiose tragedy piece, melding flesh and metal, revolutions and minuscule angst, mind and body, rubber and pavement into a Nuclear aftermath of neon and rubble. In spite of its countless influences (Metropolis, 2001, A Clockwork Orange to name a few), there's nothing quite like it.
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. There must be a future that we can choose for ourselves."
Akira is one of the most important Japanese animated films of all time, and not simply because of the technical landmark it achieved in hand-drawn animation. It is an attempt to speak about one of the most unspeakable tragedies in human history, and to deal with the nature of atomic power and with historical change as such. The narrative begins with an image of a massive explosion devastating the city of Tokyo, but while the location is different and a title card claims that this is the beginning of World War III, there's no mistaking the…
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…
kaneda, inventor of cyberpunk and being good for health but bad for education
About a couple years ago, I watched this anime feature for the first time when it aired Toonami on [adult swim] and I wanted to see if it lived up to its sterling reputation. I'm so glad that I got to see it when it aired because it is one of the definitive anime movies ever made. The style, the feel, the energy, the look, everything about it is breathtaking. The way they created Neo-Tokyo is nothing short of astounding, creating the best cityscape since Blade Runner. Akira really lives up to the reputation of being one of the greatest anime films of all time.
Not only one of the best animated films I've ever seen but one of the best science fiction films I have ever seen. It's "Blade Runner" and "A Clockwork Orange" and "2001: A Space Oddysey" and 80's action/disaster flick infused with Japanese surrealist psychedelia and body-horror. Like a song that's sampled parts of older songs to create a contemporary and iconic vision of it's own, pushing the boat out further in the field that it is so blatantly adores. "Akira" has it's feet in so many different philosophical and political pools it is so deliciously dense (but not overwhelmingly so): you could pause at any beautifully crafted frame and see how it teems with references both to fiction and reality.…
Obviously really cool visually and conceptually but the thing I find really lacking with this film and a couple of other similar films / animes (I think I'm thinking of Paprika) , is perhaps the characters and/ or the dialogue (which could also be a translation / cultural thing I understand). I think this puts up a barrier for me engaging with these stories and not feeeeeling (as much as I'd like to feel for a film)
Anime looks almost as if they combined all the elements of Mad Max and Escape from New York and the result is Akira. A film that it defined animation and science fiction.
Set during a dystopian future after World War III in Tokyo where it has now established a new city called Neo-Tokyo. Everything seems to be going on it's way as the usual routines if it's not for the terrorism and gang violence. One night gang leader Kaneda voiced by Cam Clarke and his gang come under attack and his best friend Tetsuo voiced by Jan Rabson is injured. When the government abducts him and plans him for a secret project Kaneda sets off to rescue his friend and…
Akira is an amazing feat of animation, especially for 1988.
Leí el manga del mismo nombre en el que se basa esta película hace ya unos dos años y me encanto y aunque me entere de inmediato que tenia una adaptación animada no fue hasta ahora que decidí verla. Ya sabia de antemano que la película no era en si una buena adaptación del manga y no porque estuviera mal adaptada (el director es el mismo autor del manga) si no por que los 10 tomos del manga no eran algo fácil de adaptar por el gran contenido que aborda, pero el director pudo hacer un milagro. La película brilla por si sola, se que es diferente a la fuente original pero aun así la película me encanta, sobretodo por…
The inimitable 80s classic Akira is as beautiful as it is poignant.
A fantastically imagined story blends biker gangs with telepathic children and manages to fit them seamlessly into a narrative that covers everything from the social circles of disenfranchised teenagers to the creation of a new galaxy.
It probably comes as no surprise that Akira rates as highly as the all-time greats in cinema. Few films break so much new ground or leave such an impression on a genre as this.
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