#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 2019. 31 years after being destroyed during World War 3, Tokyo (now ‘Neo-Tokyo’) has been rebuilt and is a thriving metropolis. Shotaro Kaneda is the leader of a biker gang. His friend Tetsuo is injured in an accident and taken to a top-secret government facility. He develops telekinetic powers but decides to use them for evil rather than good. He has the same powers as Akira, the force that destroyed Tokyo in 1988, and now it appears that history will repeat itself.
Plot: A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop.
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An anime that never ages
I remember the first time i watched this when i was 14, back then it didn’t mean much to me i just watched it because of the violence. Growing up i cant count the number of times i have watched it but it seems as though every time i watched it i uncovered something new in the plot. On to the review then; There are two different dubs for this film in English, the initial one i watched on VHS is much better then the one on DVD. The voices match the characters and bring across emotions very well in the VHS dub. In the DVD dub the voices seem alien to the characters personalities, this may be due to the fact that I’m used to seeing the film with the old dub.
The animation is very fluid, definitely a revolution in animation. The vast range of colours used really bring the metropolis alive. The start of the film where Kaneda and the crew are riding through the city you get to witness all sorts of sub-environments of the city, from tight alley ways where you can almost sense the deprivation to the bustling streets bright from the flashing neon lights.
The characters grow on you the further in to the film you get, at the beginning you can sense friction between Kaneda and Tetsuo, however as the film progresses you understand the past between these two characters and come to terms with their feelings. The colonel is also a very interesting character who seems to represent a beacon of hope constantly attempting to avoid the inevitable catastrophe headed for neo-tokyo.
The storyline revolves around two central characters, Tetsuo and Akira. It is heavily emphasised towards revealing what the next evolution of man is and whether or not the evolution would be in the best interest of man.
Closing comments, Akira is a must watch for any anime fan who appreciates a thought provoking storyline and dense characters.
Also watch; Ghost in the Shell, Ghost in the Shell:Innocence and Perfect Blue
Pretty striking visuals and I liked the artistry of this film especially for 1988, but the story and the way it was told was pretty lackluster to me. The dark themes of a dystopian future – a suppressive government and gang violence in the streets – aren’t well developed, and the film sprawls through an overly complicated plot involving supernatural forces and a lot of gore instead. Somewhere along the way it began to feel like a testosterone-fueled mess, never shifting to a lower, more thoughtful gear. And word to the wise, don’t play the drinking game over the exclamation “Kaneda!”
Original Language ja
Runtime 2 hr 4 min (124 min)
Genre Animation, Action, Drama
Director Katsuhiro Ôtomo
Writer Katsuhiro Ôtomo, Izô Hashimoto
Actors Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama
Awards 1 win
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory Tokyo Laboratory Ltd., Tokyo, Japan
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (2020 remaster), Dolby Vision (Dolby Cinema DCP), HDR10 (4K restoration), Spherical
Printed Film Format 70 mm (blow-up), 35 mm