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Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Tesshou Genda View All


Katsuhiro ?tomo (Director), Katsuhiro ?tomo (Screenplay), Izo Hashimoto (Screenplay) View All

Release: Jul. 16th, 1988
Runtime: 2 hours, 4 minutes
A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop.
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The 1989 Streamline English dub plays fast and loose with the dialogue and is objectively the weaker of the two English dubs but the rough quality and comical turns of phrase (plus the legendary Cam Clarke playing Kaneda as a snot-nosed surfer type) at least guarantee some amusement, which is good since it's the version that tends to accompany film prints and thus provides lots of laughs in a theatrical context.
I'm not a huge fan of anime/manga but I do like the occasional film that I see Ninja Scroll being my favourite, and after hearing praise for Akira, the so called mother of all anime films, I had to see what all the fuss was about.
Steve Freeling
Akira is the best animated film ever made for an adult audience and one of the best films of the 1980s, anime or otherwise.


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