Akira. Akira: production report

Japan, 1987

Film
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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.

Credits

production company

Akira Committee

Duration

02:53:00:00

Production places
Japan
Production dates
1987

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

304316

Language

Japanese

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Animation (Cinematography)

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Manga

Animation

Animation → Animated films - Japan

Animation → Anime

Animation → Manga

Fantasy & Science Fiction

Fantasy & Science Fiction → Science fiction films

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Japan

Foreign language films

Magic, Occult & Supernatural → Psychokinesis

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Future life

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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