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Does /a/ like Akira? I thought it was brilliant.
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Different opinions, general consensus being the manga is way more superior and even then, it's not really brilliant.
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General consensus is that it had superb animation, but that the story ended up as somewhat of a mess by trying to incorporate too many themes that are better expanded in the manga.
Good influential film, but not deserving of all the praise it gets.

The OST is undeniably great.
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Movie has amazing cinematography and animation, and the world is really interesting, but the actual story involving the main characters is nothing special. Fun to watch but not much to think about afterwards.
Haven't bothered with the manga though.
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I gave it a 7/10
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>>101335521
Agreed, I didn't think much of the story, but the whole setting and cyberpunk atmosphere really got me. There aren't many anime I've seen - movies, especially - that can pull off a world like that in such a short time. That alone pushed it to an 7.5 or even 8/10 in my book.
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It's definitely one of the most influential anime in the western world. But as a movie, it's good but not great, the soundtrack is top-notch and it's visually stunning but the narrative is all over the place. The manga is superior in just about every way as far as the story and characterisation is concerned.

The second English dub is much better than the original.
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>>101335317
It is ok, but completely inferior to Domu.
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Manga >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Anime

That said the anime is a well-done self-contained piece.
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10/10 but admittedly nostalgia goggles+babbys first anime movie factors are engaged.

But that doesn't change the fact that I absolutely love the movie. Ten out of mafucking Ten.
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TETSUOOOOOOOOOOOO
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People who say the rest of the manga should have been animated are wrong.

The post-apocalyptic half was much inferior to the first one.
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It's good, only because of atmosphere and cinematography. It's great if you're new to post-apocalyptic stuff.
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>>101335317
Its animation and soundtrack are top notch, but the plot and characters are pretty bad.
The early gang fight scenes are amazing.
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I have seen a lot of better anime movies, but I've seen Akira more than any of those. That counts for something, I guess.
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One of my favorite films. Katsuhiro Ootomo is so fucking based as an artist. The manga goes into so much more depth than the film did. I'd recommend the manga to anyone who's in to cyber-punk in a dark setting and characters with ESP.
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Should I read the second half of the manga after watching the movie or is there anything important I missed in the first half?
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>>101335922
Just read the manga from ep1.
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>>101335922
second half is lesser and stalls too much
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>>101335922
Many things are completely different. Definitely read everything.
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>>101335922
The movie goes from volumes 1 and the first half of volume 2 then goes straight to the last half of the last volume which is volume 6. If you want an understanding of who and what is Akira, you must read volumes 4 and 5. Tetsuo gets a lot of development in those vomues. And the character Akira plays a much bigger role than he did in the movie
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>>101336052
Excuse me, chapter.
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>>101335495
>The OST is undeniably great.
Seriously, just listen to this. The slow build-up and vocals are incredible.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocsiEQ1sljA
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>>101336091
>mfw kaneda abandonning a pregnant girlfriend

gotta appreciate how the manga is more gritty, too
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>>101336192
>Kaneda I'm pregnant
>Cool! Can I watch you have it?
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>>101336192
To be fair, she's the one who pushed him away.
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This is one of the most well-behaved threads on /a/ at the moment.

I'm proud of you guys.
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>>101336380
>kaori best girl
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>>101336141
Screw that

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlbxI3eazqk&list=PL241A4AB1B83C95BB
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>>101336654
Screw that

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWcQDayn718&list=PL241A4AB1B83C95BB
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>>101335629
I agree. Why is everyone always talking about Akira, but not Otomos real masterpiece? Akira, especially in the later chapters, tries a bit too hard to be epic and neglects the mysterious atmosphere too much. Domu was much better at that.
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>>101338432
Oh, here comes "I've read a more obscure manga of this author, therefore my opinion counts!"

It's like saying that Happy is the superior Urasawa work
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I thought it was alright.

I didn't loose my shit about it though.
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>>101335754
They'd still be animating it today if they did the entire manga
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>>101338432
If your story is about a street punk obtaining the power of the universe you can't afford not to be epic
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I really enjoyed it. The story wasn't too complex, but the film looks gorgeous, and I was engaged the whole time.
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I had the Japanese poster of it in my room for years before I moved to uni. I thought it was just that cool.
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Steamboy was lame



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