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6,611 Ratings



Directed by Katsuhiro Ôtomo
Japan, 1988
Action, Animation, Sci-Fi


In dystopian Neo-Tokyo, a group of psychics and delinquent bikers must stop rampaging teen Tetsuo before he releases the imprisoned psychic responsible for Tokyo’s destruction.

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Akira Directed by Katsuhiro Ôtomo

Critics reviews

While Tokyo may not have physically exploded upon the film’s release, Akira is still unsettlingly powerful and prescient in its view of today’s society.
August 29, 2018
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One of the most impressive feats of animation ever committed to the screen, the expressionistic, hostile and chaotic animation style extends the already loaded story an extra mile. Without an iota of stillness, the frame is always moving, the characters always shaking, the atmosphere always heaving on the hazy air and claustrophobic skyline.
May 01, 2016
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