Akira (1988) – 3.5/5

Akira (1988)

“Neo-Tokyo is about to E.X.P.L.O.D.E.”

I think I saw this in high school, but don’t remember it really.

I watched it in Japanese w/ subtitles which I think was a good move.

Artistic animation w/ a cool futuristic/action/sci-fi feel and story.

It’s a cautionary message about the future, cities/government taking over, the individual being lost and worthless, etc. I’m on board w/that.


The last about 20 minutes remind me of the end of “2001” where you’re not really sure what’s going on “birth of a new universe” and such. I’m not sure it really fits… actually, it fits the movie, but maybe not the message.

Unless they’re trying to say, it will all just start over so don’t worry… though it doesn’t in the movie.

Haiku summary

future biker kids
one gets big mental powers
big fight, where’d he go?

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