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Questions tagged [akira]

Akira is a manga series by Katsuhiro Otomo, set in a post-apocalyptic Neo-Tokyo. Otomo directed a 1988 anime film adaptation of the manga.

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How could Akira turn like that in the end of Akira Movie?

At the end of Akira The movie, Went Takashi stood up, Why all of sudden Akira
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Why could Tetsuo's hand reproduce many flesh, muscles and veins using his ESP?

In the last minute of the Akira movie, we could see that Tetsuo's hand had several injuries, until some laser beam from outer space shot on him, cutting his arm off. In short, he made an artificial ...
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What was Nezu stuffing into his briefcase?

In the film, after burning loads of documents with his aides, a tank barrels into his estate and Nezu (over)stuffs a briefcase with papers before fleeing. What were these papers? They did not appear ...
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Why did WWIII happen because of the explosion?

Alright, so in AKIRA the big psychic explosion causes WW3. My question is: why did WW3 ensue afterwards? Did the Japanese government cover it up as a nuclear explosion? It seems counterintuitive to ...
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What is this anime that was shown in Akira?

What anime is this? I was watching some random akira videos and I found this easter egg that I never noticed before. I remember seeing an opening of an 80s or older anime about some old police trio ...
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Were Judeo-Christian religious references part of the “Akira” movie's original dialogue?

The animated Akira movie (not the manga) contains a number of explicit Judeo-Christian religious terms, in addition to the overall apocalyptic themes. The most prominent of these (from the 2001 dub) ...
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Why is K9999 almost identical to Tetsuo Shima?

I was watching this video which shows the similarities between both characters. I suppose it must be a kind of tribute, or maybe is just a vile copy (I don't think so). Anyone knows the reason?
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Is Akira the only anime produced in 24fps?

I read an article recently that states: "Akira" rewrote every rule for animation. It was filmed at 24 frames per second, in full Cinemascope aspect, using 312 colors in the palette (the richest ...
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Why does Tetsuo say “I am Tetsuo” at the end of Akira?

At the end of Akira, there is a massive power release; then: After this event, Tetsuo says the following: "I am Tetsuo." Why did he say this? What meaning does it have?
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How different are the manga and movie versions of Akira?

After seeing the Akira movie (directed by Otomo Katsuhiro) I later found out about the existence of the manga series on which it had been based. Is the movie adaptation faithful to the manga, with ...
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Is there a meaning/message behind Akira?

Is there some hidden meaning/message in Akira? Does it have something to do with the scars left in the Japanese by the bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki? And ultimately... Or is there another ...