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Akira is a 1988 Japanese science fiction anime film directed by Katsuhiro Otomo, produced by Ryhei Suzuki and Shunz Kat and written by Otomo and Izo Hashimoto, based on Otomo's manga of the same name.
The film depicts a dystopian, cyberpunk-based Tokyo in 2019, focusing on teenage biker Tetsuo Shima and his leader, Shotaro Kaneda. Because of Tetsuo's superpowers, Kaneda, resistance terrorist Kei, Colonel Shikishima of the JSDF and a trio of espers, attempt to prevent Tetsuo from releasing the imprisoned psychic, Akira. While most of the character designs and settings were adapted from the manga, the plot differs considerably and prunes much of the last half of Akira.
The film has garnered a large cult following since its theatrical release, and is widely considered to be a landmark in Japanese animation. It is considered by many critics to be one of the greatest animated and science fiction movies of all time.
Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo
Writers: Katsuhiro Ôtomo (screenplay), Izô Hashimoto (screenplay)
Stars: Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Mitsuo Iwata
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