Akira Synopsis
A young biker poses problems for an ESP-driven military in 2019 Tokyo.
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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.
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80

New Times (L.A.)

By Luke Y. Thompson
One of the few unanimously acclaimed classics of Japanese animation.
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80

The New York Times

By 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...
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70

Village Voice

By Michael Atkinson
Some kind of fever-dream masterpiece, easily the most breathtaking and kinetic anime ever made and one of the most eloquent films about...
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Great anime!

By Hyperlith
Good story, fast paced, great to watch....

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By jamanta
Americas first taste of real japanimation....

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Rated R | For Brief Nudity and Graphic Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 17 & under Extremely violent classic introduced anime to Westerners.
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