June 22, 2020

Ep 41: Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira (1988) – Collateral Cinema Two-Part Anime Film Special (SPOILERS)

Title: Akira (アキラ) [Wikipedia] [IMDb

Director: Katsuhiro Otomo

Producers: Ryōhei Suzuki, Shunzō Katō

Writers: Katsuhiro Ōtomo (screenplay, original manga), Izo Hashimoto (screenplay)

Stars: Mitsuo Iwata,  Nozomu SasakiMami KoyamaTaro IshidaMizuho SuzukiTetsusho Genda

Release date: July 16, 1988 (JP)

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SHOWNOTES: Collateral Cinema returns with another seminal anime film: Akira, the 1988 movie that changed the landscape of Japanese animation, especially as perceived in the Western world! Directed and written by legend Katushiro Ōtomo—creator of the manga from which it is adapted—this post-apocalyptic cyberpunk adventure is remembered for its cult status and the many barriers it broke for both worldwide audiences. Ash, Beau, and Robert explore Neo-Tokyo and delve into the multiple layered themes of this anime epic, as well as the cultural impact of such a film largely cited among the greatest animated and sci-fi movies of all time.

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