Akira

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Director:
Katsuhiro Otomo
Released:
Unknown
Rating:
R
Clandestine army activities threaten the war torn city of Neo-Tokyo when a mysterious child with powerful psychic abilities escapes his prison and inadvertently draws a violent motorcycle gang into a heinous web of experimentation. As a result, a biker with a twisted mind embarks on a path of war, seeking revenge against a society what once called him weak.

Metacritic Score

  • 80

    The New York Times Elvis Mitchell

    Violent as it is on the surface, Akira is tranquil at its core. The story's sanest characters plead for the wise use of mankind's frightening new powers, lending the whole film the...

  • 80

    Washington Post

    The most expensive animated feature ever made in Japan (over 1 billion yen) and it's easily the most impressive, as well.

  • 80

    New Times (L.A.) Luke Y. Thompson

    One of the few unanimously acclaimed classics of Japanese animation.

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  • First Saw It on Adult Swim

    10
    And I was blown away by its awesomeness. It's full of action, powerful psychic abilities, sci-fi elements, gory scenes, and an awesome story. After seeing it, I bought the film on Amazon.
  • Akira was WOW!

    10
    I first watched this movie on Cartoon Network's [Adult Swim] and loved it. A great anime classic, great plot and a great action packed grip. I really enjoy it and would recommend it to anyone.

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