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Testuo (probably like Akira before him) finally gains full control of his powers, and uses it to initiate the creation of a new universe. In effect he is now the creator god of this new universe, and he proclaims this at the end: "I am Tetsuo" This is the real Tetsuo, he is saying. His essence without the limiting shell of his mortal body. The pure energy ...


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From what I can tell (according to this): Practically all hand-drawn animation is designed to be played at 24 FPS. Actually hand-drawing 24 unique frames per second ("1's") is costly. Even in big budget films usually hand-draw animation shooting on "2's" (one hand-drawn frame is shown twice, so only 12 unique frames per second)[6] and some animation is ...


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These were not direct references to Christianity in the original. When Akira is seen surviving the tank shot, the dialog among the onlookers is: アキラ様 Lord Akira! アキラ様の降臨だ It's Lord Akira's advent/coming! 違う 騙されてないかん あれはアキラ様ではない No! Do not be deceived! That is not Lord Akira! うるせー アキラ様、万歳 Shut up! Long live Lord Akira! With the use of 降臨 (kourin, lit. ...


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I think I may disagree a little here, since one of the main themes of the film is evolution and the main subtext is about puberty, (Tetsuo being unable to "control his body" and his inability to "ride Kaneda's bike") I think Tetsuo simply reached the next step in our plane of existence. Like Akira, Tetsuo has accepted his role as a superior being; however, ...


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I remember that scene. Those documents appeared to be bond certificates, stock certificates, and/or other financially worth keeping documents. images of stock certificates images of bond certificates


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"I am Tetsuo" is a great and memorable line, but albeit a tricky one to decipher. I believe the intent is to serve two points to the audience, anything further might be reading too much into it. The first point serves to inform to the user that Tetsuo is still "alive" (as in he' still out there), but not necessarily in a physical sense. The second point ...


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As can probably be seen by the response, the way the question is made can lead to misleading answers. Akira was filmed completely using 24 distinct images per second to achieve 24 frames per second. This is normally called "shooting on ones", where no frames are repeated consecutively. Most animation is done "on twos", which mean 12 distinct images per ...


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It's almost certainly an outright reference to the well-known live-action show Mito Komon. The title character is the historic Tokugawa Mitsukuni, former vice-shogun and retired second daimyo of the Mito Domain. In the guise of Mitsuemon, a retired crêpe merchant from Echigo, he roams the realm with two samurai retainers, fun-loving Sasaki Sukesaburō (...


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K9999 won't appear in any future games because SNK hates the character He is a liable lawsuit in which the creators of Akira could sue SNK Playmore Elioth, a Korean company helped co-create King of Fighters 2001 and owns the rights to him He was replaced in KoF 2002 Unlimited Match with a character called "nameless" who looks like Black Jack from the ...


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Wikipedia says and K9999 (pronounced K Four-Nine), a clone from Kyo entirely based on Tetsuo Shima from Akira, able to transform his arm into a long tentacle like Tetsuo's. Due to copyright issues, for the King of Fighters 2002 remake he was replaced with a similar character. but gives no sources.


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It is due to he and Akira moving on to another plane of reality and creating a new universe. This directly correlates to the ending of the manga when Kaneda is trapped inside the energy wave as Akira engulfs Tetsuo to keep him from getting too out of control. Those pages talk about the initial genetic testing on humans which led the test subjects towards a ...


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The movie is symbolic of Tokyo in a post world war environment, which is obvious from the first few minutes. Note, though, how it starts with a massive nuclear explosion, forcing Japan to start over and rebuild. Over the next thirty years, Tokyo becomes a hub of technological advancement, and a breeding ground for new businesses and capitalist opportunities. ...


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It's been a while since I saw the movie but I know in the Manga that Kiyoko (the girl esper) had a premonition that Neo-Tokyo would be destroyed and Tetsuo would be involved, prompting the attack.


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In the manga, it is explained that the power that gives Tetsuo his psychokinetic abilities is trying to break free, as his body is no longer enough to contain it. To compensate for this, his body is trying to absorb material from all around him. As for why he could produce additional matter, the power trying to break free might be partially converting energy ...


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Most anime today would be running at 24fps or higher, I don't know the specifics, but the animation in itself is mostly animated on the 3s (8 drawings per second), and rarely animated on the 2s (12 drawings per second), and even more rarely on the 1s (24 pictures per second / a picture a frame). Stuff like CGI, which you would find is more recent anime, are ...


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