Directed by Katsuhiro Otomo in 1988
"Akira" is a Japanese animated science fiction film that was released in 1988. Directed by Katsuhiro Otomo, the movie is set in a post-apocalyptic Neo-Tokyo and follows the story of a teenage biker named Shotaro Kaneda and his best friend Tetsuo Shima.
Tetsuo becomes embroiled in a government operation to develop a group of psychic children, and as a result begins to exhibit powerful psychic abilities himself. This leads to a catastrophic chain of events that threatens the entire city and forces Kaneda to confront Tetsuo and save their city from destruction.
The movie is famous for its stunning animation, detailed world-building, and thought-provoking themes, which include government corruption, the consequences of unchecked scientific progress, and the struggle for power and control. With its fast-paced action scenes, complex characters, and thought-provoking themes, "Akira" is widely regarded as a classic of Japanese animation and a seminal work in the cyberpunk genre.
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