Akira (1988) Movie Review

Akira (1988)

1988 | R | Sci-Fi, Action, Animation
124 minutes /

User Score: 60/100

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Akira Review


A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop.

In 1988, the landmark Anime film AKIRA, by director Katsuhiro Otomo, defined the cutting edge of Anime around the world.  By today’s standards, Akira remains the pinnacle of cel animation and retains the explosive impact of its highly detailed animation and its intensely violent saga of power and corruption.

Neo-Tokyo has risen from the ashes of World War III to become a dark and dangerous megalopolis infested with gangs and terrorists.  The government seethes with corruption and only maintains a token control over the powerful military that prevents total chaos and hides the secrets of the past.  Childhood friends Tetsuo and Kaneda plunge into Neo-Tokyo’s darkest secret when their motorcycle gang encounters a military operation to retrieve an escaped experimental subject.  Tetsuo, captured by the military, is subjected to experiments that make him a powerful psychic, but, unfortunately for Neo-Tokyo, Tetsuo’s powers rage out of control and he lashes out at the world that has oppressed him!  Nothing can stop the destructive forces that Tetsuo wields except possibly the last boy to destroy Tokyo.

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About Akira (1988)

Title: Akira
Original Title: Akira: The Special Edition
Year: 1988
Runtime: 124 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Animation
Score: 2 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3/5 stars from 5 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 5
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: Lex Lang, Steve Blum, Beau Billingslea, Bob Bergen, Kirk Thornton, William Knight, Doug Stone, Jan Rabson, Michael McConnohie, Dan Martin, Steve Kramer, Mona Marshall, Lara Cody, Lewis Arquette, Steve Staley, Eddie Frierson, Johnny Yong Bosch, Sandy Fox, Wendee Lee, Peter Spellos, William Bassett, Joe Romersa, Barbara Goodson, Rebecca Forstadt, John Snyder, Simon Prescott, Mike Reynolds, Paul Carr, Skip Stellrecht, Michael Sorich
Writers: Katsuhiro Ôtomo, Izô Hashimoto
Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo

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