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Akira (1988)

Katsuhiro Ôtomo, 1988

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Akira
Katsuhiro Otomo, 1984

Akira is a movie directed by Katsuhiro Ôtomo in 1988 and based on the comic book of the same name by Katsuhiro Otomo, first published in 1984. The movie features Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Taro Ishida, Mizuho Suzuki, Tetsusho Genda, and others.

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Storyline

By 2019, Tokyo is rebuilt – now known as Neo-Tokyo – but is plagued by corruption, anti-government protests, terrorism, and gang violence and is on the verge of collapse. Kaneda, Kei, and the resistance group infiltrate the hospital and are drawn into Shikishima and the espers’ attempt to stop Tetsuo.

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Poster of Akira, the 1988 movie by Katsuhiro Ôtomo

Year

1988

Minutes

124

Movie Rate

8.00

Source: IMDb

Movie

Akira

Country: Japan

Year: 1988

Length: 2h4m

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Cover of Akira, the 1984 comic book by Katsuhiro Otomo

Year

1984

Pages

359

Book Rate

8.78

S: Goodreads

Comic Book

Akira

Country: Japan

First published in: 1984

Length: 359 pages

Genre: Fiction

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2 votes

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