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Akira

Groundbreaking Japanese animated epic set in the post-WWIII metropolis of Neo-Tokyo. The labyrinthine plot revolves around a battle between oppressive authorities, an underground resistance group and motorcycle-riding punks, and the mysterious psychic force of "Akira." A hyperkinetic and violent tale, directed by Katsuhiro Otomo ("Steamboy") and based on the comic book series.

Year: 1988
Genre: Science Fiction, Cult Animation, Japanese Cinema, Anime, Film Festivals 1991, Best of the 1980s, Comics Movies, Alice Members' Top 100, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die), Action, Adam's Favourites
Country: Japan
Director: Katsuhiro Otomo
Starring: Voices Of, Lewis Lemay, Jimmy Flanders, Drew Thomas
Duration: 124 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains violence.
8.1/10
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