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Shô Hayami ...
 Akira Fudou (2 episodes, 1987-1990)
Alan Marriott ...
 Akira Fudou (2 episodes, 1987-1990)
Yû Mizushima ...
 Ryo (2 episodes, 1987-1990)
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 Ryo (2 episodes, 1987-1990)
Jun Konomaki ...
 Miki Makimura (2 episodes, 1987-1990)
Larissa Murray ...
 Miki Makimura (2 episodes, 1987-1990)
Tesshô Genda ...
 Thug (2 episodes, 1987-1990)
Sukekiyo Kameyama ...
 Thug (2 episodes, 1987-1990)
Naoya Uchida ...
 Thug (2 episodes, 1987-1990)
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Normal life in modern day Tokyo is unexpectedly disrupted for a young high school kid called Akira. First his parents go missing, then his pet rabbit is viciously slaughtered and finally his best friend, Ryo Asuka, reveals a terrifying secret--something that guarantees that Akira's life can never be the same again. Ryo's dead archaeologist father left him a dark and sinister legacy, knowledge of which may only condemn Ryo in the same way it condemned his father--to an eternal sentence of suffering and torment. However, Ryo understands that his legacy also has the power to salvage the human race from torturous damnation at the hands of demons. But whoever kills a demon must become a demon and only one who is pure of heart can possess the body of a demon--only one like Akira! Written by Anonymous

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Previously released in subtitled form by L.A. Hero/Dark Image Entertainment. See more »

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Akira: Miki, let me introduce you to Ryo, from my old school. He was my best friend.
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Version of Devilman Volume 3: Devilman Apocalypse (2000) See more »

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Above average animated horror.
13 January 2001 | by (N.E. England) – See all my reviews

I had high hopes for this movie, which unfortunately weren't met. The basic premise is that a group of archaeologists uncovered a deep cave which unfortunately releases demons which roamed the Earth millions of years ago. A schoolboy attempts a ritual which will give him the power of a demon, and with it the power to save the world.

The movie is basically enjoyable, but takes far too long to get going. It takes almost 2/3 of the film to establish the characters and get main plot-line going. It is fun from that point, but it all ends too quickly. There is a sequel to the movie which is supposed to continue the story, but I haven't seen this one.

Overall, if you get the chance to see this than you may like it, but I wouldn't make a great effort to catch it.


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