Akira

  • 1988
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Action, Animated

With this animated epic--adapted from the famous manga series by Katsuhiro Otomo--"Japanimation" jumped from cult to mainstream, just as comic books have graduated from children's entertainment to sophisticated graphic novels. AKIRA, likewise, sets out to use the animated format in a bold, adult way. The time is 2019, 31 years after WWIII, during which...read more

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01:01 — Clandestine army activities threaten the war torn city of Neo-Tokyo when a mysterious child with powerful psychic abilities escapes his prison and ina (more…)
Akira - Official Trailer
00:44 — Adult Japanese animated feature about evil government experiments leading up to and following the atomic destruction of Tokyo.
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01:35 — On 16 July 1988 Tokyo is destroyed in a nuclear explosion, which is also the start of World War 3. 31 years later a new metropolis, Neo-Tokyo, has ris (more…)

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  • Released: 1988
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: With this animated epic--adapted from the famous manga series by Katsuhiro Otomo--"Japanimation" jumped from cult to mainstream, just as comic books have graduated from children's entertainment to sophisticated graphic novels. AKIRA, likewise, sets out to… (more)

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