Release date: 1988 | Country: Japan | Running time: 124 min | Genres: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi | Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo | Writers: Katsuhiro Ôtomo and Izô Hashimoto | BBFC 15

Akira’s cultural impact is immeasurable, creating the cyberpunk genre and single-handedly projecting anime into western culture for the first time. Watching it today, it is clear the extent of its influence on western cinema since its release in 1988.

Akira takes place. . .

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