After 31 years after world war III and nuclear bombing of Japan's capital city, recreated a new city — new Tokyo. Outwardly, everything is under control, however, the country now resembles Pro-fascist state, cruelly overwhelming attempts of rebellion. In research centers conducted parapsychological experiments on human beings to develop the perfect weapon. The war in the face of Colonel Shikishima, project Manager of military biological experiments are in conflict with the government. And there is a religious cult of the Superman named Akira, the arrival of which, supposedly, can solve all the problems of Japan.

  • Katsuhiro Ôtomo

Release Date: 1991-05-08
IMDb icon 8/10
  • Country: JP
  • Language: Japanese
  • Budget: JPY1,100,000,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $577,594
Fredia Beka
19 April 2013 | 11:23

Akira — is one of the most famous and popular cartoons of the eighties. In our days his iconic status is not have blurred. Suffice to mention, it is a few years ago seriously considered the possibility of adaptation Moreover, the main role had to be played by will Smith.

Akira — this is a cartoon for adults fully revealing fashion in the mid-80s post-apocalyptic theme. One need only look at the first shots, to appreciate the courage of the film — we are witnessing an unexpected nuclear explosion.

Accordingly, we will face a very simple story, filled with mutants, intrigues and violence. In essence, this same "2019 after the fall of new York" (dir. Sergio Martino), only removed more easily and vividly with the use of animation techniques. The story here is not important — its creators made a colorful thrash the apocalyptic then that, previously, regret not been able to do any of Luio Fulci or Sergio Martino or Enzo after. At this cartoon was spectacular — crazy car chases, rivers of blood, nuclear blast, even Nude breast — all in this film. Will cartoon elements of a philosophical parable — develop the theme of dystopia. So that, fans of the genre should enjoy it.

I may look at this movie is at least ten years ago, I think it iconic. But to me why remember something like "X-Men 2" — the film is much more colorful. The thing that is ten (after the Matrix), it is considered good form to make films, combining in himself the postapocalyptic and dystopia. Even innocent children kenogamissi began to include these elements. It all about that genre, actually appeared in Europe the mid-80s, is now experiencing a revival.

In summary: taking in attention to modern trends, "Akira" I was not surprised was intriguing, although I would like to note excellent professional level, on which filmed.

5 from 10

Sheilah Evoy
12 May 2015 | 12:36

To watch "Akira" going for a long time, so I like cyberpunk as a genre, like anime itself and honestly, I bought the positive feedback. But the events on is for me, to put it mildly, a surprise.

"Akira" — a very controversial film, and see it have been prepared.

To prepare, first, you need to completely disable the logic. A second, do not accept going on the screen, close to the heart.

I was unprepared audience, and I had hard. The first hour I can understand. Who all these people? Why do they do it? What, generally, happens? At first I wanted to stop watching, but something holding me back. Gradually the disparate pieces of the puzzle began to take shape in one painting. The storylines intertwine in a tangle around one of the main characters — teenager Tetsuo, accidental caught in a certain place in a certain time.

In the film there is a lot of questions, but answers to them. Guess he called. In principle, the answers are not needed. The film is a concentrate of philosophy, isolated from extensive panorama of events. The events in the story are only of secondary importance, the only important sense. Maybe that's why the film seems strange. The Director focused on philosophy this was overtaken by the materiel and detail of the world.

"Akira" encourages the viewer to think. About what? I think everyone will find in this film something of their own, because of the questions it raises are many.

Ready mankind has to manage a huge energy without the consequences? Whether the goal justify the means? How far are people willing to go to achieve your goal?Is it possible, with great power, to be yourself? And as, crossing the forbidden line, to return back? What is waiting for humanity to come? Can people to change their future?

Akira — this is a film about people, about their, sometimes destructive, desires and aspirations. All the characters of this anime, as, indeed, all living in the planet, people are eager to get strength, to embody in life your at the most part selfish desires. Someone is trying to manage the power to gain unlimited power, someone wants to change the world for the best, someone wants to get to the truth, someone — to find the life orientation, and some just trying to find another idol for worship.

And only one person — right — all the confusion, devastation and created by humanity problems, sees a personal tragedy and tries to save his friend Tetsuo.

To be honest, to call it the creation of a "classics" hand does not rise. On the contrary, Akira — quite atypical, isolated and standing alone with your head held high, the representative of cyberpunk. Perhaps it all started, but the movie, like this one, I never seen. All look no pleasant how unprepared the viewer runs the risk of spoiling all the impression.

Pippa Meeker
28 October 2019 | 09:19

There are works in which the meaning is not lies surface, it is veiled. But silent — not the case. Hard to say, they put the authors originally intended to cover as largest possible audience or the writer just turned in this film is all that he liked to other.

The in the film is almost all that could like TSA in the 80-90-years of the twentieth: biker showdown, sea of violence, corrupt politicians, riots, guerrillas, well and, of course, any anime will do without an ordinary Japanese schoolboy with superpowers? The whole salad complements pretty high quality animation, even by modern standards.

The problem is in that none of the listed items are not worked as follows. The film and is: the first scene — clash between two gangs of bikers; second stage — the rally, which dispersed with arms; third stage — characters in schools; and so on. The connection between the scenes there is almost no, combine them only key characters. On the main plot of these scenes in General effect, absolutely, in any way. The main story, the fact, revolves around Tetsuo with his superpowers. The world is not worked, New Tokyo — it's just the scenery that will crumble in dust, as and says the prediction in the beginning of the film. Poorly written and the characters themselves. Key is the beginning of the film a mysterious girl, so her end left, us absolutely nothing about it is not said. Other characters do not more.

In the end... I recommend if anybody that the anime? No. Not video — nothing will lose.

How much has Akira made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $577,594.
How much did it cost to make Akira?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least JPY1,100,000,000.
Who is the director of the movie Akira?
This tv-show was directed by Katsuhiro Ôtomo.
What is the genre of Akira?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Sci-Fi, Drama, Animation, Best Animation Movies, Best Sci-Fi Movies.
Who starred in Akira?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Tesshô Genda, Hiroshi Ôtake.
What is Akira IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 8.
When was Akira released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 1991-05-08.