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Akira

Japan 1988
produced by
Haruyo Kanesaku, Shunzo Kato, Yutaka Maseba, Ryohei Suzuki, Hiroe Tsukamoto, James Yosuke Kobayashi (executive), Sawako Noma (executive) for Akira Committee
directed by Katsuhiro Otomo
screenplay by Katsuhiro Otomo, Izo Hashimoto, based on the comic by Katsuhiro Otomo, music by Shoji Yamashiro

anime

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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Neo Tokyo, 2019: Kaneda and Tetsuo are nothing but two punks who together with their biker gang fight it out with other biker gangs ... but then they get into something bigger when they run into Takashi, a weirdo kid with superpowers, who is pursued by the army ... and when the army recaptures Takashi, they also take Tetsuo with them, while Kaneda hooks up with a group of revolutionaries/terrorists, on one hand because he hopes they can help him free Tetsuo, on the other because he has fallen in love with one of them, young Kei.

In the army's custody, Tetsuo slowly realizes he has superpowers, and that he, the former weakling, now needs to be bullied by noone anymore - and soon he uses his superpowers against the army ... and against three kids - Takashi one of them - who have powers similar to his yet much weaker. Problem is, he soon uses his powers even against his friends, ultimately also against Kaneda, while he is desperately trying to find Akira, a mythological being who has/had powers similar to his and who is said to have destroyed Tokyo in 1988 (can't you remember).

Ultimately, Tetsuo finds Akira but finds out he has died all those years ago and all that is left of him now is some DNA in test tubes - which is when Tetsuo totally loses control over his powers and instead of controling them they control him and turn him into a city devouring monster that doesn't even refrain from devouring his friends as well - and Neo Tokyo soon goes up in smoke like Tokyo did ... but there are still the three weird kids with superpowers  who now decide to combine their forces and fight and utterly defeat Tetsuo, even if they vanish in the process, and they also manage to save Kaneda and Kei from certain extinction ...

 

My synopsis probably makes Akira sound like trash by the numbers and doesn't do the film any justice: Actually, Akira is an intelligently written piece of anti-utopian science fiction as well as a wonderfully drawn piece of animation, a film that is as impressive thanks to its set designs and setpieces as it is thanks to its gripping and exciting narrative - even now, almost 20 years after its release.

Definitely a must-see.

 

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

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