IMDB: Akira – 1988
IMDB Rating: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
I first watched this movie back on LaserDisk (look it up all you youngens) back at a friends place in ’92 and it blew my mind then the quality of it. It wasn’t too long after that, that the same friend introduced me to another classic (albeit for far different reasons than Akira) Urotsukidoji which is a movie the more hard core (or perverted) anime fans will know of.
I can quite easily thank that friend for my love of animated media in most all its forms that I now spend a chunk of my time watching.
As for Akira it is an exceptional movie even taking into account that it is now 30 years old, and it was in it’s entire 2 hours and 4 minutes length, drawn every frame by hand.
That is an art form that just can’t be duplicated as perfectly on a computer.
If you haven’t seen this yet, get it and watch it!