Akira – ADB

Alternative Titles

English: AKIRA
Japanese: AKIRA(アキラ)



Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 16, 1988
Source: Manga
Duration: 2 hr. 4 min.
Rating: R+ – Mild Nudity


Japan, 1988. An explosion caused by a young boy with psychic powers tears through the city of Tokyo and ignites the fuse that leads to World War III. In order to prevent any further destruction, he is captured and taken into custody, never to be heard from again. Now, in the year 2019, a restored version of the city known as Neo-Tokyo—an area rife with gang violence and terrorism against the current government—stands in its place. Here, Shoutarou Kaneda leads “the Capsules,” a group of misfits known for riding large, custom motorcycles and being in constant conflict with their rivals “the Clowns.”

During one of these battles, Shoutarou’s best friend Tetsuo Shima is caught up in an accident with an esper who finds himself in the streets of Tokyo after escaping confinement from a government institution. Through this encounter, Tetsuo begins to develop his own mysterious abilities, as the government seeks to quarantine this latest psychic in a desperate attempt to prevent him from unleashing the destructive power that could once again bring the city to its knees.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Akira is a must watch film even if you don’t have much interest in the story, its impact on anime was dramatic and it was an important part of anime history which you should see! I even have this one on DVD, yeah I guess those are still a thing, I have a video tape of the first Pokémon film as well!

The animation of this series is brilliant for the time and has a unique style which is really cool to watch. The plot isn’t massively detailed or exceptional but it’s very cool and set in the next world war which adds to the cool setting, this is also made better with really interesting fights! I don’t think it’s a masterpiece but it’s still a pretty fun film!


Neon Genesis Evangelion

Shows from the same genre: Action, Military, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Horror, Supernatural

Shows from the same studio: Tokyo Movie Shinsha



9 thoughts on “Akira – ADB

    • It is, I somehow found myself in possession of volume one in Japanese! But the English ones look great since they are A4 and the art style is cool. I look through the Japanese manga just because I like the art and I sometimes used to make up random stories that the characters were saying since I couldn’t read the language.


  1. It is definitely one of those movies you have to watch just so that you get what people are talking about when they compare other things too it. It had a massive influence and like Evangelion, there are references to it everywhere so not having seen it leaves you a little out of the loop.
    That said, I wasn’t the biggest fan of the movie. I enjoyed it enough but it isn’t something I really want to watch more than once.

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    • Yeah I recognise it’s influence but I don’t think I’ve seen many references too it, maybe I just need to watch it again. I have it on DVD FROM JAPAN!!!! So it’s not too hard for me.

      I agree that it was fine but not something you want to come back too as well.

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