Akira (1988)

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The end of the world was only the beginning.

Directed By Katsuhiro Ôtomo Katsuhiro Ôtomo Starring Mitsuo Iwata Mitsuo Iwata  •  Nozomu Sasaki Nozomu Sasaki  •  Tesshô Genda Tesshô Genda  •  Mami Koyama Mami Koyama  •  Hiroshi Ôtake Hiroshi Ôtake Genres Action  •  Animation  •  Anime  •  Based-on-Comics  •  Based-on-Manga  •  Cyberpunk / Tech Noir  •  Dystopian Film  •  Foreign Language Film  •  Mystery  •  Post-Apocalyptic Film  •  Sci-Fi Action  •  Science Fiction Studios &
They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?  •  1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die  •  Toho  •  Time Out: New York's 100 Best Animated Movies  •  Time Out: London's 100 Best Sci-Fi Movies  •  Empire Magazine's 100 Best Films of World Cinema  •  The Cinemaholic's 100 Best Japanese Movies of All Time
Release Info 1988-07-16T00:00:00Z July 16, 1988
Color  •  124 minutes R Rated R
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Comments (6)


Arthouse on 9/30/2014 Reply  · 

Holds up

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AverageMovieBuff on 10/22/2014 Reply  · 

One of the greatest anime films ever made. It is such an intellectual film combined with a prevalent awesomeness that is amazingly entertaining. I love the action sequences, the colours and the animation itself. It has great themes involving politics and an intriguing mystery of 'Akira' itself. I recommend this to anyone who wants to get into anime films. Be aware though, there are moments of intense gore and also some grotesque images in the movie.

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AverageMovieBuff on 10/22/2014 Reply  · 

I would give this film a 9 out of 10

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ndreynolds on 11/22/2015 Reply  · 

Part of the NO RETURN Midnight Movie series

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Soda on 4/20/2017 Reply  · 

Look at the poster. That one shot of the bike was the only good part of this movie. Everything else was SHIT!

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PiccoloKing on 11/4/2018 Reply  · 

"The end of the world was only the beginning."

Might be true for our world as well.

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