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Following the disaster wrought upon the world by a mysterious being called ‘Akira’, Neo Tokyo is now in social and economic turmoil. In such a decaying city, feisty Kaneda and his shy friend Tetsuo survive by running around in a biker gang, chasing local rivals and generally evading the police. Everything changes, however, when Tetsuo crashes into a strange-looking boy during a bike chase and the military ends up taking him away. When he eventually returns to his friends, he’s no longer the same weak little boy they always knew – in fact, a military experiment has turned him into something beyond human imagination. While the military is intent on reclaiming its specimen at any cost, Tetsuo is sick of being bullied around and is about to show everyone, including his friend Kaneda, exactly who is boss.

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VivisQueen's avatar by VivisQueen on Mar 24, 2008
Score: 8/10

I have been staring at my computer screen for what seems a decade, trying to sum up what Akira feels like to watch - after a considerable period of hesitation, I offer the following graceless suggestion: think Ghibli on acid. Although relentlessly brutal and disturbing, Akira remains strictly philosophical at... read more

DiaRiles's avatar by DiaRiles on Apr 7, 2010
Score: 2/10

Even Johnny Yong Bosch could not save this movie.  Its story had potential, but I felt it was dragged on way too long and didn't explain enough.  You kind of had to jump on and try to grasp everything yourself.  I know it's a classic and everyone says it's fantastic, but personally, it didn't do it for me.  I love JYB, but I won't waste another two hours of my life on this even for him. read more

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