Akira is a 1988 Japanese animated science fiction film directed by Katsuhiro Otomo, it's considered a landmark in the cyberpunk genre, known for its striking animation, detailed world-building and thought-provoking story.
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Akira is a 1988 Japanese animated science fiction film directed by Katsuhiro Otomo. Based on Otomo's manga of the same name, the film is set in a post-apocalyptic Tokyo, and follows the story of a biker gang member named Kaneda who gets caught up in a government conspiracy involving a powerful psychic named Akira. The film is known for its groundbreaking animation techniques, as well as its exploration of themes such as power, politics, and the consequences of technology. Akira has been widely acclaimed by critics and is considered a landmark in the anime genre, influencing a wide range of films, television shows, and video games.