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Akira (1988)

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  • Trailer for Akira: 25th Anniversary Edition

Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop.

Cast

  • Mitsuo Iwata
  • Nozomu Sasaki
  • Mami Koyama
  • Tesshô Genda
  • Hiroshi Ôtake
  • Kôichi Kitamura
  • Michihiro Ikemizu
  • Yuriko Fuchizaki
  • Masaaki Ôkura
  • Tarô Arakawa

Did You Know?

Trivia

  • The 1940s-style song heard following the terrorist bombing is "Tokyo Shoe Shine Boy", released in 1951 by jazz singer Teruko Akatsuki. The song was not included in either the Japanese or American releases of the soundtrack; however, it had previously appeared on the release of the soundtrack from MASH (1970).
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Goofs

  • Near the beginning of the film, in the street bar, the sign on the jukebox changes from "MASTAR" to "MASTER" between shots.
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Quotes

    • Col. Shikishima: It's a soldier's duty. You wouldn't understand.
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