Akira. Akira: production report

Japan, 1987

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This two volume collector’s edition contains the film itself and a 49 minute long report on the making of “Akira” featuring interviews with the director, the techniques he used and character profiles. “Akira” is set in 2019 in the city of Neo-Tokyo which is about to explode. A group of motorcycle-riding teenagers living in Neo-Tokyo tries to stop one of the gang who has run amok after becoming empowered with telekinetic powers in a government experiment. Technically spectacular, with colourful animation “Akira” is a must see for adult animation buffs.

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