Akira

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4.6
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  • 12 out of 12 people found this review helpful:
    Akira: So Good It Changed the History of Anime
    It is hard to describe how much of an impact this movie had on the anime industry when it came out in the winter of 1989. It was the most technically complex animation ever to be produced, the work of countless studios and talents working together to create something never before seen. This movie is studied even today by film and animation students for a reason: It truly was that ...
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    AKIRA: The insanity of theatre personified.
    Just finished it.

    What is there even to say? By the end of it, you can't decide whether you're completely awestruck by it or try to figure out what it was you just watched.

    Was it a movie about brotherhood? Sure, but one which is tested in unimaginable ways.

    Was it a story about love? Sure. We could surmise the Kaneda and Kei met and learn to care for each other as the movie progresses. ...
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  • 5 out of 8 people found this review helpful:
    Classic that set the tone
    Akira is an anime classic that has affected anime and cinema ever since. Great plot and awesome animation for its time, super weird faces........................................................................................................................................................... like seriously. wtf
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Its Akira dude. What else you need to know?
    Seriously, there's literally thousands of pages worth of praise that has been written about this film and the impact it has on anime in general. So I'm not going to add anything else but if you haven't seen the film, then you kind of owe it to yourself and watch the damn thing already. Akira, along with Ghost in the Shell, Ninja Scroll and Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust are probably a must watch for ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    A Truly TImeless Anime Classic, Essential Viewing
    Akira is at least on par with Neon Genesis Evangelion for it's impact on anime - and indeed on animation around the world - for good reason. It is simply brilliantly directed, written, and performed. The soundtrack is odd, but iconic; it's not something you'll be putting on in the car listening to it going to work, but it sticks with you for life. The animation is of such high quality ...
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  • 2 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    The masterpiece has arrived!
    If you haven't seen or at least heard of Akira, then you have been living under a rock! Akira is essential to watch if you consider yourself a fan of anime. If you haven't watched it, go watch it now. What are you doing? Why are you still reading this? Go watch it. RIGHT NOW.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    I would recommend/advise watching this
    Many of the reviews here will praise this film; while I agree with them on many points (the action, characters, art, etc.); I will admit that I (like the other reviewers) may be biased due to nostalgia.

    To today's standards; I would still rate the animation as great/fluid (it was likely considered top of the line when it was initially released). I also really love the art style, but that may be ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Predicted the future
    Seriously watch this movie it is awesome. I mean this movie is set in 2019 and predicted the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and it was released in the 80's. Also the gang fight with bikes has the best music ever. Also also read the manga when you get a chance since this only a fraction of the story.

    Fun Fact: They created a whole bunch of new colors for this anime. One of them is Akira Red.
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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    My First Anime Ever.
    This was the show that started it all for me. It was spectacular when I was a kid. I had no idea what was going on but the animation was the buy in. Here I am 25 years later after watching it still amazed by this work. The poster is also cool. This anime is perfection.
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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    you need to watch this
    Easily one of the best movies anime movies i have ever seen. It has stunning visuals, great plot, and amazing fight scenes.

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