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‘Akira’ Is Frequently Cited as Influential. Why Is That?

3 April 2017 5:52 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Inside the cyberpunk anime masterpiece that rocked the world.

Almost thirty years later, the tremors of Akira can still be felt across the world. The quintessential anime film that not only is the pinnacle of its genre, but continues to inspire artists world wide even to this day. There have been numerous attempts to get a live-action film off the ground, the latest having Get Out director Jordan Peele attached. With any luck the poor returns on Ghost in the Shell will put this one on the shelf. There is little chance that Hollywood would be able to get Akira right, for all the reasons that make it so great. Akira is still a landmark and continues to shine as a titan of animation.

For those unfamiliar with Akira, it takes place thirty-one years after explosion led to the start of World War III. Tokyo is rebuilt as Neo Tokyo and in 2019, a young motor cycle gang »

- Max Covill

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