All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1154. 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…
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…
"The future is not a straight line. It is filled with many crossroads. There must be a future that we can choose for ourselves."
Science Fiction is a complex genre, but there are certain film that transcend the genre, films that not only become iconic but cast a shadow and raise the bar so high, that you can't help comparing future films to them, Katsuhiro Otomo Akira (アキラ), is one of those films.
The animation on Akira (アキラ) is outstanding, the detail in every scene, the colors, the city landscapes, the action set-pieces,…
Balls to the muthafuckin wall. Goddamn. This was an experience. Again. No cartoon animated film, in my opinion, has even come close to AKIRA's level of detail and smooth animation. The action scenes are breathtaking, trumping any set piece ever staged in any science fiction film ever. The soundtrack is probably one of the greatest creations of all time. And this film is, weirdly enough, pretty emotionally involving. There's the whole deal with Tetsuo's inferiority complex and how he feels all shitbrix all the time and wants to prove himself to the world, a desire that soon turns ugly and totally rad.
AKIRA is fucking awesome. That's the only apt description. My super conservative orthodox Christian grandma just asked me…
It finally happened! I've seen an anime I like better than 3 1/2 stars!
I love it when I can watch an older film of any kind and see the influence it's had on cinema. Watching Akira I thought of everything from Kanye West's Stronger video to Looper 's tk scenes. It was glorious to see where those ideas came from.
The story held my interest the entire time and the animation is gorgeous especially considering this came out in 1988. I would of been about 12 in 88 and I had no idea what anime was. I think the main reason this earned a 4 star rating from me was the action sequences. They all look fantastic, they're bloody,…
I imagine that if I had seen this back in '88, it would have been life changing somehow. It's amazing how well it has stood the test of time.
The greatest animated movie of all time.
This film may be a bit too condensed to really get across the gravity of the story but this is still one bad ass piece of cyberpunk action animation.
Não consigo julgar este filme sem trazer junto uma bagagem nostálgica tremenda. Mas tirando isso tudo a animação continua tão bem feita hoje quanto há mais de 2 décadas atrás. Sou fã da trama, das corridas e de tudo mais que estiver no pacote. Pretendo começar a ler o mangá em pouco tempo. Aí então verei grandes diferenças.
The film that inspired The Matrix is unequivocally the definitive Sci-fi/anime ever made, one that has stood the test of time for the past 25 years.
Now, give me that live action version, STAT!
I wanted to do something like Anime April, but I have already seen all these nice anime films recently. So I figured why not see Akira as well?
Akira, is a film filled with action, destruction, chases, sci-fi... Which is a good thing. But after seeing some other anime's like My Neighbour Totoro and Howl's Moving Castle, I didn't find this film as charming. It's still good though!
I've been told countless times, by countless people, to watch this movie. I had always said, "It's on the list." but I never got around to actually watching it.
The visuals are stunning, and the animation is spectacular, for it's time. (I noticed some 10s, I think, in there. Maybe even less. Amazing...)
This movie had me enthralled from the get-go, though. It was an emotional ride all the way to the end, and has still left me wondering a lot about it all.
The story was told, I think, in the perfect way. Nothing was revealed too early, so it leaves you desiring to press on and figure out just what was going on.
And the ending? Spectacular.
Definitely going to need to re-watch this one.
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- Pulp Fiction
- Taxi Driver
- The Shining
- Apocalypse Now
# Title [#Voters/#Votes] =Total
1. 2001: A Space Odyssey [60/124] =184
2. Pulp Fiction [57/124] =181
3. Taxi Driver [35/69]…
- The Ascent
- Ace in the Hole
- Aimee & Jaguar
- Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
I tried this list when I first joined the site and it died a death. However, not one to take…