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…
Most punk anime i have had the chance to see
A visually stunning anime, Akira is one of the strangest (and most strangely entertaining) sci-fi action epics I've seen. I'd explain the plot as kind of a mix of a few later works - Dark City, Fullmetal Alchemist and Chronicle come into mind right away (the latter especially, as it involves a teenage boy, Tetsuo, who develops physic powers, though instead of finding a mysterious hole in the forest this time the powers are from government experiments). I can't fault the production values, especially for the time, and was constantly impressed by the excellent animation. The opening scenes, full of exposition as the city of Neo Tokyo is revealed, are some of the film's best moments, rivaled only by the…
It's been quite a while since i've watched this. Since it was written by Otomo while he was only half way through making the manga it feels like a cliff notes version of the manga with some odd transitions from scene to scene. Aside from the odd pacing the animation is still fantastic and its hard to fault something so crazy (in a good way). The world building and design stand up quite well. I can only imagine what it was like in 1988.
The first 15 minutes of this film may be my favorite opening 15 minutes in cinema, only really rivaled by There Will Be Blood or Goodfellas. Blistering, beautiful, bloody fun. The film never reaches that high for the rest of it's run time, but it's still one of the best animated films I've ever seen.
I have never understood the praise for Akira. While I agree that Akira introduced many elements to the modern anime, the movie is long and monotonous.
More than just about a motorcycle.
Película 22 de mi Reto Cinéfilo 2015, correspondiente a la categoría 35: Una película ambientada en el futuro.
Soy amante de la ciencia ficción distópica, y esta película, al ser animada, le añade muchísimo más placer al visionado. Si sólo la juzgan previamente por el póster, pues se estarán perdiendo de mucho.
Un hito de la animación japonesa, una película de culto. Cuenta con un universo explotado con matices que salen de todos lados, que da para muchísimas otras películas más.
La parte final me dio muchísimo miedo, realmente impactante.
Okay, soooooo I run a monthly (soon to be bi-monthly) film series at the public library where I work, and for March I showed Akira. I made sure in all the PR info we sent out said it was Rated R, and I linked to the movie's IMDB page on our event info for it online. I figured people would do a bit of research if they were worried about objectionable content. What I didn't think about was that a lot of people, a lot of older folks in particular, come to these kind of events just because they're library events. I'd say this even was about half-and-half Akira fans and library event fans; about 17 people total came. I…
Recently, I've become aware that certain films are able to transcend the medium by being completely self-assured in their atmospheres…
Chances are the first movie you ever saw was animation. Exuberant, colorful and full of wonder, animation is the stuff…