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(1988)

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Kaneda: This has GOT to be a trap.

Kei: Then go back.

Kaneda: No. I just have to find how MUCH of it is a trap.

Kiyoko: The future is not a straight line. It is filled with many crossroads. There must be a future that we can choose for ourselves.

Kei: Amoebas don't make motorcycles and atomic bombs!

Colonel Shikishima: Look at what they abandoned in their panic, they were afraid! They were too scared, so they hid it away from the public. They forgot all shame and honor, cast off the civilization and science we had created, and shut the lid of the Pandora's Box they themselves had opened.

Tetsuo (1988 Streamline Pictures dub): Oh, no.

Kaneda (1988 Streamline Pictures dub): What happened? Quite a mess huh?

Tetsuo (1988 Streamline Pictures dub): Ah. Well, it's over now. It isn't like you to miss the party.

Kaneda (1988 Streamline Pictures dub): You really put quite a scare into all of us. The guys thought you might be out here crying for help again.

Tetsuo (1988 Streamline Pictures dub): Kaneda, we're not back in school anymore. Ever since i was a kid, you've been telling me what to do. Always treating me like a kid. You made me look like a runt in front of the others.

Kaneda (1988 Streamline Pictures dub): Now you're king of the mountain, aren't ya, but it's all garbage!

Tetsuo (1988 Streamline Pictures dub): Kaneda!

Kaneda (1988 Streamline Pictures dub): Okay, let's settle this once and for all!

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Kaneda: What's wrong? Have some trouble?

Tetsuo: Yeah. But I already took care of it. And you're too late, you missed the show.

Kaneda: Tetsuo, you had me worried again. I figured you'd be standing here sobbing like a little baby.

Tetsuo: Kaneda, you've always been a pain in the ass, y'know. You've been telling me what to do since we were kids. You always treat me like a kid. You always show up and start bossing me around, and don't you deny it!

Kaneda: And now you're a boss, too... of this pile of rubble.

Tetsuo: KANEDA!

Kaneda: That's Mr. Kaneda to you, punk!

Tetsuo: DIE!

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Tetsuo: Let's run away somewhere.

Kaori: Where would we go?

Tetsuo: Anywhere. Just the farther the better.

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Colonel (2001 Pioneer dub): Enough! Open up your eyes and look at the big picture; You're all puppets of corrupt politicians and capitalists. Don't you understand, it's utterly pointless to fight each other.

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Kei: Amoebas don't build houses and bridges, they only eat.

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Tetsuo: I... am Tetsuo.

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Kaneda (2001 Pioneer dub): [Tetsuo is brutally beating a member of the Clown gang] You're gonna kill him, Tetsuo. You want that?

Tetsuo (2001 Pioneer dub): I want him more than dead, I'll split his fricking head open!

Kaneda (2001 Pioneer dub): Just knock it off now! This all happened because you took my bike for a spin. Enough already.

Tetsuo (2001 Pioneer dub): Shut up! Don't order me around!

Kaneda (2001 Pioneer dub): We were just worried.

Tetsuo (2001 Pioneer dub): Why do you always have to try and save me? I could handle it on my own. Yeah, I admit I've gotten beaten before, but I won't always be on the receiving end, you hear that? You understand?

Kaori (2001 Pioneer dub): Tetsuo, I...

Tetsuo (2001 Pioneer dub): [crying] Shut up... go away!

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Kaneda: Tetsuo!

Tetsuo: Kaneda!

Takashi: It was too difficult for Tetsuo... of course, too difficult for us. And for Akira

Masaru: We just didn't have the power.

Kiyoko: But someday we will be...

Masaru: Because we have already begun.

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Kaneda (2001 Pioneer dub): [when he claims to Ryu he knows who the new subject is] Come on... don't they say the only foolish questions are unasked ones?

[Ryu walks up to him with a mischievous look on his face]

Kaneda (2001 Pioneer dub): They don't?

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Kaneda: He's not your friend, he's ours! If somebody's gonna kill him, it should be us!

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Tetsuo (2001 Pioneer dub): Will you return with us?

Colonel (2001 Pioneer dub): Like hell!

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Tetsuo: A fish out of water dies, huh.

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Kaneda (2001 Pioneer dub): Kaneda? What are you doing in here?

Tetsuo (2001 Pioneer dub): Tetsuo! Are you okay? I'm here for the rescue! Hurry up! What are you? Stupid? If we don't get outta here, those...

[several army soldiers enter the room]

Soldier: There he is! Capture him!

Kaneda (2001 Pioneer dub): You keep away!

[Tetsuo uses his telekinetic powers to forcibly blast the soldiers away by lifting the floor, which also throws Kaneda hurtfully]

Kei (2001 Pioneer dub): Kaneda!

Kaneda (2001 Pioneer dub): Oh, that's right! I forgot you were there. There, do you see, Kaneda? I won't be needing you to come to the rescue me ever again, okay? From now on, I'll be in charge of the heroics. So, if you need any saving, just ask, Kanny.

Tetsuo (2001 Pioneer dub): Damn it, Tetsuo! Who the hell do you think you're talking to, ya moron?

Kaneda (2001 Pioneer dub): Ha! You don't like what you're hearing, do ya? Makes you angry? So what are you gonna do now? Well, Kaneda? What are you gonna do now?

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Yamagata: Try selling some normal drinks sometime, huh?

Bartender: How about buying something for once? This isn't a hangout!

Yamagata: And drink that dog piss you sell?

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Tetsuo: Heh, heh... what's happened to me? I must be dreaming. I feel like I can take out the world.

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Tetsuo: Twin ceramic rotor drives on each wheel! And these look like computer controlled anti-lock brakes! Wow, 200 horses at 12,000 rpm!

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Tetsuo: What did you people do to my head?

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Kaneda (2001 Pioneer dub): What're you gonna do?

Kai (2001 Pioneer dub): I'm gonna send Yamagata his wheels.

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Kaneda: [the light that remains from the explosion of Neo-Tokyo falls into Kaneda's hands] Tetsuo...

Kei: Kaneda, what is it?

Kaneda: Thank You.

Kei: Huh?

Kaneda: You called for me, didn't you? And I heard you.

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Kaneda (2001 Pioneer dub): [Holding soldiers at gunpoint] Hands up now! Where in the hell is the frickin baby room?

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female in crowd: Those are so fattening!

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Tetsuo: [shouting] I'm not Akira!

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Yamagata: [Glancing at the bar tender's corpse] Kai was right you did this didn't you!

Tetsuo: All you're good for now is telling me where Kaneda's bike is

Yamagata: Tetsuo!

Tetsuo: It's a piece of shit anyway.

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The Colonel: It's a soldier's duty. You wouldn't understand.

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The Colonel: It is not a soldier's duty to make policy. I follow my orders.

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Yamagata (1988 Streamline Pictures dub): You got a bad attitude, pops. Lighten up before your arteries harden.

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Policeman: I'm not that much older than you, so don't call me pops or you'll find yoursef polishin' my boots with your tongue!

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Tetsuo: There's no use in hiding.

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Tetsuo: [after killing a clown] How'd ya like that?

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Yamagata: Huh? Where is Kaneda? Answer me!

Tetsuo: He's probably dead.

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Kai (2001 Pioneer dub): Something seemed strange the second I saw his face. It's odd. He was wearing what looked like a white hospital gown. He acted like a different person. Yamagata asked him if he was really Tetsuo or if he was someone else.

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Yamagata: What the hell are you talking about; you look like a damn crack head?

Yamagata: Talk sense, what happened here; did you notice that the owner's dead?

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Tetsuo Shima: [after falling off his motorcycle] Oh fuck!

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Gym Coach: Discipline!

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Colonel: Stop! You're forgetting who the real enemy is! The Politicians who got us into this mess.

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Tetsuo: [Kills a Doctor by exploding him with his new-found telekinetic abilities]

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Tetsuo: [Flying out of the Hospital Skyscraper] Ahhh! What's happening?

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Scientist: I see. Why waste your time?

Colonel: It's a Soldier's Duty. You wouldn't understand.

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Chairman: [to the Colonel] I hope they don't make you the scapegoat in all of this.

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Tetsuo Shima: [after Kaneda shoots him in the arm with his laser cannon] Son of a bitch!

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Colonel: We've come a long way since that Apocalypse, but now all they care about is indulging themselves.

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Kaori (2001 Pioneer dub): Everyone's been worried about you. They thought you were dead.

[Tetsuo takes a drink from a soda can and tosses it]

Tetsuo (2001 Pioneer dub): When I woke up, I was on an operating table or something. And, that examination... oh, it's like they were messing around inside my head. No, I don't want to go back there again. We'll run away.

Kaori (2001 Pioneer dub): Where would we go to?

Tetsuo (2001 Pioneer dub): I don't know. Someplace. Someplace far away.

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Yamagata (2001 Pioneer dub): Ya know you wouldn't be so jumpy if you didn't have anything to hide! Why don't you sell normal drinks for a change?

Bartender (2001 Pioneer dub): How about buying something for once, this isn't a hangout for damn street gangs!

Yamagata (2001 Pioneer dub): Yeah, right drink your dog piss?

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Kaneda (2001 Pioneer dub): What's wrong? Have some trouble?

Tetsuo (2001 Pioneer dub): Yeah. But I already took care of it. And you're too late, you missed the show.

Kaneda (2001 Pioneer dub): Tetsuo, you had me worried again. I figured you'd be standing here sobbing like a little baby.

Tetsuo (2001 Pioneer dub): Kaneda, you've always been a pain in the ass, y'know. You've been telling me what to do since we were kids. You always treat me like a kid. You always show up and start bossing me around, and don't you deny it!

Kaneda (2001 Pioneer dub): And now you're a boss, too... of this pile of rubble.

Tetsuo (2001 Pioneer dub): Kaneda!

Kaneda (2001 Pioneer dub): That's Mr. Kaneda to you, punk!

Tetsuo (2001 Pioneer dub): Die!

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Kaori (2001 Pioneer dub): [Tetsuo has stolen Kaneda's bike] Is this okay?

Tetsuo (2001 Pioneer dub): Oh, quiet! Shut up and hang on!

Tetsuo (2001 Pioneer dub): Huh? What the-?

Kaori (2001 Pioneer dub): What's wrong?

Tetsuo (2001 Pioneer dub): [Tetsuo tries pushing some buttons] Oh, Jesus Christ!

Kaori (2001 Pioneer dub): We're stopping now, oh, we stopped.

Tetsuo (2001 Pioneer dub): Oh, I get it, the engine can't drop below 5000 RPMs even when you're changing the gears.

Kaori (2001 Pioneer dub): Ouch, my butt hurts.

Tetsuo (2001 Pioneer dub): Oh, I understand now.

Kaori (2001 Pioneer dub): Hey, look some bikes. Is that Kaneda and... wha? No, it isn't!

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Kei (2001 Pioneer dub): Huh? What was that?

Kaneda (2001 Pioneer dub): What I meant, was maybe we could go for drinks somewhere around here. I figure, we could have a nice, long chat about something you're into, like the whole revolution thing.

Kei (2001 Pioneer dub): Hm. I think you're a skirt-chaser who'll try anything he can. You'll help anyone solong it's a girl, is that right?

Kaneda (2001 Pioneer dub): You're wrong. I have very high standards ya know. It's not their looks that count. It's their... I don't know, a girl's sensitivity that makes me do it.

Kei (2001 Pioneer dub): I suppose, I owe you one. Thank you very much uh...

Kaneda (2001 Pioneer dub): I'm Kaneda.It's nice to...

Kei (2001 Pioneer dub): See you around Kaneda.

Kaneda (2001 Pioneer dub): Huh?

[Kei takes off and Kaneda chases after her]

Kaneda (2001 Pioneer dub): Wait a second! You're leaving just like that? Hey, now hold on! I am the guy that saved you back there.

[he continues chasing after her but a train cuts him off]

Kaneda (2001 Pioneer dub): You could at least tell me your name, you cold bitch!

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