Akira might not be the best Anime movie out there but it sure as hell is a classic. Originally released in July of 1988 and directed by Katsuhiro Otomo, the movie features Akira, a psychic child who escapes from military custody, and takes place in 2019, in the futuristic cyberpunk city, Neo-Tokyo.
Akira has always been a fairly controversial movie in terms of the meaning behind it. But it’s a wonderful film and definitely worth watching. It’s definitely on my list of top anime films. A well written, intriguing story with characters that anyone can wrap their head around. It’s a story of strife, struggle, and proof of strength. It’s sad, terrifying, and beautiful.
If you’ve already seen Akira, the Blu-ray is going to make this world look even more beautiful than ever. If you havn’t seen Akira yet, nows your chance to watch a classic anime film updated to modern standards.
But no matter your case, it’s on sale right now on Amazon for $25. And that’s a pretty good deal for this being just released.
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