Akira


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Akira

Akira

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Official Japanese Website

ANN Page

Genres: action, horror, psychological, science fiction, supernatural
Themes: cyberpunk, military, post-apocalyptic, psychics, superpowers
Objectionable Content: Intense
Running time: 124 minutes
Vintage: 1988-07-16
Opening Theme: “Keneda” by Geinoh Yamashirogumi
Ending Themes: “Kaneda” by Geinoh Yamashiro-gumi
"Requiem" by Geinoh Yamashirogumi

Plot Summary: In the year 2019, thirty-one years have passed since the outbreak of World War III. In Neo-Tokyo, all authority is waging a never-ending struggle against the underground that virtually rules the shattered city. A top-secret child with amazing powers of the minds breaks free from custody and accidentally gets a motorcycle gang involved in the project. The incident triggers psychic powers within one of the members, Tetsuo, and he is taken by the army and experimented on. His mind has been warped and is now on the path of war, exacting revenge on the society that once called him weak. (from ANN)


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Akira Theatrical Premiere Article

posted on 2001-04-09 02:51 EDT

Akira Press Release

posted on 2001-05-15 22:51 EDT

Geneon to Offer Akira in HD, Anime Shows on Xbox Live

posted on 2007-06-04 11:44 EDT

BD Akira Slated for North America

posted on 2007-06-07 20:19 EDT

Akira Gets Blu-Ray Disc in Japan, U.S. in February

posted on 2008-09-26 10:28 EDT
Release to have bilingual soundtracks & subtitles, booklet, trailers, storyboards

Akira BD Sells 10K in Japan, 20K in NA & 30K More Projected

posted on 2009-03-24 01:24 EDT


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Akira DVD/Blu-Ray on Monday

posted on 2011-06-26 18:04 EDT

Bandai Entertainment to Reissue Akira on DVD

posted on 2011-07-24 22:08 EDT

Funimation Adds Akira

posted on 2012-07-28 17:19 EDT

Akira 25th Anniversary Edition Includes Streamline, Pioneer Dubs

posted on 2013-08-05 10:06 EDT

Toonami to Show Akira Film

posted on 2013-11-16 00:15 EST


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Anikore Hosts HDCAM Remastered Screening of Akira in November, December

posted on 2015-08-29 16:30 EDT
Kaneda’s voice actor Mitsuo Iwata will attend screenings in Tokyo, Kawaguchi


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“Akira” TV Adaptation Being Developed?

January 26, 2016 4:20pm CST
Katsuhiro Otomo makes comments at Paris’ Angouleme comic festival


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An Akira TV series would be exciting. We shall see what happens.


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Neo-Tokyo Explodes in New CGI Tribute to “AKIRA” Anime

August 09, 2016 3:15pm CDT
“This fan film is a tribute to the greatest movie motorcycle ever put on film”


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August 8, 2016 / by Andrew Kane


January 2, 2016 / by KK Miller


July 7, 2015 / by Casey Baseel


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Milan Records Teases Official Vinyl Repress of “Symphonic Suite Akira”

August 25, 2016 8:30pm CDT
First official repress in 30 years follows recent vinyl bootleg releases of OST


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Akira - Did You Know Anime? Feat. Nguyen-Anh Nguyen


Did You Know Anime?
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How ‘Akira’ Has Influenced All Your Favourite TV, Film and Music

September 21, 2016


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Sneak Peek of OTOMO: A Global Tribute to the Mind Behind Akira


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Akira - Collector’s Edition – Coming Soon


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“Kill La Kill” Character Designer Shows Off “Akira” Tribute

April 25, 2017 8:20am CDT
According to the integration scene in Akira, April 25, 2017 is the date that Shōtarō Kaneda first got his drivers license


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“Akira” Is Turning 35 Years Old, And Creator Katsuhiro Otomo Isn’t Very Interested

May 29, 2017 3:55am CDT
Forbes recently spoke to Katsuhiro Otomo about Akira and his other works


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Akira Movie - Collector’s Case - Available Now


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Hey Nice Package: Akira


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Tubi TV Adds Akira, More Anime

posted on 2018-01-10 20:00 EST


Amazon/Crackle/Netflix/Other - Anime Updates
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March 18, 2018 / Sora News 24


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Crunchyroll Adds “Akira” From Funimation

March 22, 2018 9:47pm CDT
Fan favorite film now available to stream in the US and Canada