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Akira

director Katsuhiro Otomo

A landmark film that introduced much of the Western world to modern animé, AKIRA is a marvel of modern animation. Based on Katsuhiro Otomo's 2,000 page manga, AKIRA begins on July 16, 1988, when what was believed to be an atomic bomb was dropped on Tokyo, completely destroying the city and marking the beginning of WWIII. Thirty-one years later, Neo-Tokyo has sprung from the ruins of the old city and is experiencing a prolonged period of civil unrest caused by student uprisings, political instability, and, most destructively, biker gangs. One of the members of these biker gangs, Tetsuo, is detained by the military after a near accident with a strange young boy. After recognizing innate psychic ability in him, the military begins using Tetsuo as a test subject to channel Akira, a source of unimaginable power and the cause of the explosion that destroyed the original Tokyo. However, the military's plan backfires, and instead of locating the source of Akira's power, Tetsuo becomes a medium for it. Endowed with incredible psychic powers that make every one of his destructive impulses a reality, Tetsuo begins to go on a rampage that threatens to completely annihilate Neo Tokyo. Combining a complex science-fiction universe with intricately detailed animation and phantasmagoric images, AKIRA is a stunning visual experience and a disturbing vision of the future.
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Video, Blu-Ray / 2013

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MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Director: Katsuhiro Otomo
Producer: Katsuhiro Otomo / Ryohei Suzuki / Shunzo Kato
Sawako Noma
Screenwriter: Izo Hashimoto
Source Writer: Katsuhiro Otomo
Distributed by: FUNimation Entertainment, Ltd.
Release Date: November 12, 2013
Original Release Year: 1988
Format: Blu-Ray HD Disc
Run Time: 124 minutes
Color: Color
ISBN: 6315182844 / 9786315182846
UPC: 704400094187 / 00704400094187
Genre: Science-Fiction/Fantasy
Keywords: Live-Action / Essential Cinema / Psychic Forces
Anime / Recommended / Classic
1980s / Theatrical Release / Animation
Epic / Adventure / Fantasy
Action / Big Battles / Science-Fiction

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