Akira (1988) Movie Review

Akira (1988)

1988 | R | Sci-Fi, Action, Animation

User Score: 60/100


A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psionic psychopath that only two kids and a group of psionics 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
Year: 1988
Starring: Masato Hirano, Michitaka Kobayashi, Tesshô Genda, Tarô Ishida, Cam Clarke, Kazumi Tanaka, Yôsuke Akimoto, Yukimasa Kishino, Kayoko Fujii, Mami Koyama, Kôichi Kitamura, Michihiro Ikemizu, Mizuho Suzuki, Yuriko Fuchizaki, Masaaki Ôkura, Tarô Arakawa, Takeshi Kusao, Masayuki Katô, Kazuhiro Kamifuji, Tatsuhiko Nakamura, Fukue Itô, Issei Futamata, Kôzô Shioya, Mitsuo Iwata, Hideyuki Umezu, Nozomu Sasaki, Satoru Inagaki, Masami Toyoshima, Hiroshi Ôtake, Yuka Ôno
Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo
Score: 2 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3/5 stars from 5 users. Votes: 5.
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Animation
MPAA Rating: R

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