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Akira
Action/Adventure, Drama, Animation
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 midnight-movie exposure and its availibilty on video and cable TV.~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Rated R for graphic violence and brief nudity.
 
Cast: Mami Koyama, Hiroshi 'take, Nozomu Sasaki, Tesshô Genda, Mitsuo Iwata
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Directed by: Katsuhiro 'tomo
Written by: Izou Hashimoto
Running time: 2hr 4min
Opens: Jan 01, 1988
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