Akira (1988)

Akira didn’t blow me away as far as the storyline goes but its animation for when it came out was very nice looking. This is one of the oldest anime films I can remember watching, I think I saw this the first time on V/H/S. The main character Kaneda (seems to be pronounced at times as “Canada”) is pretty goofy for the hero. His rival Tetsuo becomes quite powerful due to an accident and he has to bring his frienemy down. Some of the voice acting ranges from amazing to downright silly… but man that animation still looks good even by today’s standards. The story also gets into some weird territory when you see giant teddy bears leaking milk from their faces and people exploding into giant organ/tissue monsters. It’s not for everyone but I’m glad this movie exists because it helped popularize Japanese anime in the west.

80/100

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Akira (1988)

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