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One of the most influential examples of anime, Akira is based on the manga (comic book) by Katsuhiro Otomo. The story is set in the post-apocalyptic community of Neo-Tokyo. Tetsuo is a fiercely individualistic member of a scroungy motorcycle gang. The despotic authorities, the robot-like police, and even the cycle gang pursue Tetsuo when he's bombarded with a new, insidious energy source that has rendered him telekinetic. Budgeted at eight million dollars, Akira has become a cult favorite in the States thanks to generous ...

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EricaR

Dec 27, 2008

Been waiting for years to own this!

I first saw Akira late at night in a hotel room while on a college trip. I got into it late, probably halfway through, but I knew I had to have it sometime. Now that I found it, and on DVD even, I'm glad I got it. It's a first rate show and the digital transfer only makes it that much better. Anyone who likes Japanese Anime should at least watch Akira if not own it.

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