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Directors of "Akira"Katsuhiro ÔtomoBirthdate: 14 April 1954, Miyagi, Japan
Creators of "Akira"Katsuhiro ÔtomoBirthdate: 14 April 1954, Miyagi, JapanIzô HashimotoBirthdate: 21 February 1954, Shimane Prefecture, Japan
Critic Reviews of "Akira"Chicago TribuneApril 10, 2013
Pounding away, it becomes monotonous.Los Angeles TimesApril 10, 2013
A compendium of the worst cliches of Japanese animation -- two hours of chases, laser attacks, machine-gun battles, spilled stage blood, computer-animated backgrounds and hokey dialogue.TIME MagazineSeptember 07, 2008
The movie, even at 124 minutes, has the densely packed sweep and go-for-it pep of a pop epic.Chicago ReaderApril 16, 2007
Grade-school violence freaks may find a few kicks here, but even they may have trouble coping with this ugly movie's ending about eight separate times.VarietyApril 16, 2007
A lavish animation extravaganza produced at a cost of $8 million, this futuristic exploration is a followup by author-director Katsuhiro Otomo to his tremendously popular comic books.Time OutFebruary 09, 2006
An impressive achievement, often suggesting a weird expressionist blend of 2001, The Warriors, Blade Runner and Forbidden Planet.Antagony & EcstasyJuly 04, 2015
Handsome and preposterously ambitious, and even its worst narrative missteps are a factor of that ambition.Little White LiesJuly 18, 2013
While its typically convoluted sci-fi plotting and sprawling ensemble of characters occasionally lead it to border on the incoherent, it's hard not to be in awe of the giant hand-drawn cityscapes that make up the backdrop for the eye-popping action.Baltimore SunApril 10, 2013
[Akira] is a blast and a half, a twisted dystopian parable of violence and rock and roll, Japanese-style. It's Disney on PCP, mean, rotten, psychotic, but incredibly vivid.Common Sense MediaMarch 15, 2013
Extremely violent classic introduced anime to Westerners.Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)January 12, 2012
Moments that can only be captured as animation make Akira still worth watching: gusts of wind from chopper blades, ka-tooming bursts of fiery explosions, Tetsuo's visions.News of the WorldJune 25, 2011
Plenty of superb recent blockbusters, including The Matrix, The Dark Knight, Minority Report, Dark City and Inception, are all in its debt - not to mention a fair number of shockers, like Star Wars Episode II and the most recent Resident Evil atrocity.
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