Akira

Akira

The apocalypse wasn’t meant to happen like this. Tokyo was ravaged but not destroyed by a mysterious event related to someone known only as Akira. A teenage gang inadvertently stumbles into what may be the next phase of human evolution and the stage is set for the most important anime ever released. A landmark fusion of (hand-drawn!) animation, sound design and a well-rounded storyline which suggests that even amidst the ruins of our own hubris we might still advance.

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Akira

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  • Director: Katsuhiro Otomo
  • Year: 1988
  • Run Time: 125 mins
  • Format: 4K
  • Country: Japan
  • Rating: M