Do you like Akira? Or is to too old?

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Shadu

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Well, Akira is well known in anime history, but do you actually like it? The graphics, although older, still astound me. And for the music, some may believe that the music can become monotonous, but it fits the movie perfectly. I especially enjoy the songs Tetsuo and Kaneda. I don't know about you guys, but I think it's a pretty good anime. So my question is, what do you think?

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  • Dec 29, 2005

PhoenixNox

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I didnt like the movie so much. the graphics were great, but the plot seemed weak compared to the manga. the manga is awesome. some of the best ive ever read.

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I really liked this anime. Even if it was older, that didn't even come into my mind when I watched it. The graphics never bothered me, and weren't so horrible that you really noticed. The storyline held together wonderful, the action, music and everything was suitable and good and that's what has made it so memorable. lol now I want to watch it again. So many favourite scenes I can remember from that anime.

  • Dec 29, 2005

PhoenixNox

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dude, the graphics were far from horrible. they still look good now.

im about to finish volume 4 (of 6) and i have to say the story is way better. i think packing it into a movie was a mistake, it could easily have been 10-15 ep anime.

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seen the movie, wasnt exactly mindblowing but it was worth the watch for it :D

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I have seen it and I personally didn't like it. It had nothing to do with it being old or anything because I do like some other old animes, but the story and animation style in akira didn't really get my interest.

  • Dec 31, 2005

nostyle118

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what the? graphics wise it's one (and still is) of the best ever. I guess all those thousands of cel drawings will never get old. even now it could kick the pineapple out of most anime movies.

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  • Jan 12, 2006

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Akira have a excellent animation and a pretty good history, but is too long and is a little boring

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The graphics in Akira where ahead of their time for the 80's, and even as late as 1999 it still looked better than many TV shows. But compared to other anime movies, yes it's becoming dated now. All those beautiful cityscapes have been eclipsed by CGI stuff. But it's still a great movie, and I still think it's Katsuhiro Otomo's best work.

  • Jan 13, 2006

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I alwyas wanted to see Akira, I was under the impression that is was one of thee must see animes of all times. By the time I finaly got to see it, I hadn't had that much anime experience yet and the story it self blew me away. It freaked me out! The scene at the olympic stadium had me haunted for a while. But then later one, I managed to get my hands on the manga - now THAT was good. I finally understood the story - evene the shortened movie made sense (you just had to cut a lot of scenes from the manga - but the story behind the story was still the same.

The graphics were amazing for its time. The story was also insane. We're used to that type of setting, post-apocalyptic or apocalyptic itself. We're used to that now. But still I believe that Akira is an all time classic.

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I think its one of the cyper-punk animes worth watching. Now it is an 1980's sci-fi and that's the way I like my sci-fi. Should everyone see it? No, only people who want to watch a sci-fi movie that make you think. But I think Akira does stand the test of time or we won't be talking about it.

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Akira had its moments, but i dont think anything can be too old, in the minds of other people

  • Jun 02, 2006
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Akira was one of the first anime that I saw, and its not bad at all, even if the dub sounds terrible.

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  • Jun 02, 2006
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Too old? It's only from the late 80s. Now Gigantor, that's too old. :)

I haven't yet seen Akira, sadly, but rest assured, it's on my list of things to do before I get old and senile.

  • Jun 02, 2006

NewLondenion

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Akira is one of the few anime movies that I've seen that actually entices me to watch it again and again. It's definitely worthy of anybody's anime library.

I haven't read the manga, but I'm sure it's just as good.

  • Jun 02, 2006
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It seems good... I guess... I see why people could like it. I personally fell asleep part way through.

  • Jun 02, 2006

AngelTAP

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I think Akira is a very cool movie, a little out there, but still cool.
And it's a classic to me.

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  • Jun 03, 2006
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Thanks for commenting on two of my threads. Input is always appreciated. Cyber-punk films are always interesting and the best truly make you think. Do you have any suggestions for some other anime that would be somewhat similar to Akira in that aspect? Or at least some smart ones? My favorite currently is Ghost in the Shell: SAC. ^_~

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SoulPunisher

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that is the second anime i ever watched and is still my favorite.

  • Jun 03, 2006

ROMEZ

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i love this anime still do it's one of the first ones ive ever seen it was great to me even now i can still sit and have a good time watching it

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Hell, akira is one of my favorite anime movies. I dont care if its old or what.... its super!

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  • Jun 03, 2006
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the animtaions are great, really ahead of time, but I dont like the character design they tried to make them look realistic but failed tottaly, casue un like Jinroh here they only look ugly

  • Jun 22, 2006
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I love this movie. For me, it's timeless. It's the first anime I was exposed to. But for all its greatness, this movie doesn't hold a candle to the manga.

  • Feb 03, 2009
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The graphics, they were in-cre-di-ble! In that time especially, it was very uncommon, for example for heads to move while the character is talking. But for Akira, the voice acting was recorded before the anime was drawn, which made the animation very good. I'm really impressed by it.

  • Feb 03, 2009

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