History Manga / AKIRA

15th Apr '16 2:08:26 AM missjewels
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* PetTheDog: The only person Tetsuo shows any kindness and tenderness to is Kaori and he is [[spoiler:greatly saddened by her death]].
13th Feb '16 6:02:50 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: Tetsuo and Kaori end up as a rather screwed-up version of this.



* FanDisservice: Few after [[spoiler: having taken pover Neo-Tokyo]], Tetsuo is shown in bed with three naked and very pretty girls. But the girls are his sex slaves, drugs are involved in the foursome, Tetsuo has one HELL of a mental trip under the influence of said drugs, and once he's back... [[spoiler: two of the girls are ''dead'' as after-effects of the drugs, and are shown naked and bleeding with terrified expressions on their faces. The SoleSurvivor, Kaori, is in a TroubledFetalPosition, wrapped in a ModestyBedsheet and clearly terrified of him.]]



* SexSlave: Kaori, at least before she was promoted to nanny.

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* SexSlave: Kaori, at least before she was promoted to nanny.Akira's caretaker and then becomes Tetsuo's MoralityPet.
7th Feb '16 9:31:47 PM KingCrInuYasha
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* ShoutOut: The jukebox Kaneda fiddles with sports advertisements for various rock bands, including Cream, Led Zeppelin and The Doors.
4th Feb '16 1:54:24 PM JesseMB27
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* AirVentPassageway: Kaneda tries to escape custody through the ventilation duct. He doesn't get far though.
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: Ending possibility.


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* AdaptationalEarlyAppearance:
** In the manga, Kaori doesn't show up until halfway into the series. In the movie, however, she's there from the beginning.
** Yamagata's death. In the manga, he gets killed at the end of the first volume. In the film, he doesn't die until more than halfway into the story.
* AirVentPassageway: Kaneda tries to escape custody through the ventilation duct. He doesn't get far though.
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: Ending possibility.
24th Jan '16 8:25:49 PM Angeldeb82
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* ComingOfAgeStory:

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* ComingOfAgeStory:ComicBookTime: The Japanese edition of the manga had the destruction of Tokyo occurred on December 6th, 1982, which happened to be the date that ''Akira'' made its debut on ''Young Magazine''. The English editions, which began publication in 1989, moved it to 1992. The movie has it occur on July 16th, 1988, the day that the movie had its Japanese theatrical debut.
* ComingOfAgeStory



* FloatingTimeline: The Japanese edition of the manga had the destruction of Tokyo occurred on December 6th, 1982, which happened to be the date that ''Akira'' made its debut on ''Young Magazine''. The English editions, which began publication in 1989, moved it to 1992. The movie has it occur on July 16th, 1988, the day that the movie had its Japanese theatrical debut.



* WhamEpisode: Volume 3 ends with [[spoiler: Akira destroying Neo-Tokyo the same way as the original thirty years before.]]

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* WhamEpisode: Volume 3 ends with [[spoiler: Akira destroying Neo-Tokyo the same way as the original thirty years before.]]before]].
16th Jan '16 9:56:46 AM Anddrix
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* ViewersAreMorons: Handy instant exposition by Kaisuke for those viewers who weren't really paying attention; while sitting outside the interrogation room with the gang:
--> '''Kaisuke:''' So, the army's working with the police... To hunt down anti-government groups, or so it seems. ''(beat)'' Yeah, that's it. ''(nobody responds)''
5th Jan '16 8:19:00 AM aye_amber
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* WhamEpisode: Volume 3 ends with [[spoiler:Akira destroying Neo-Tokyo the same way as the original thirty years before]].

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* WhamEpisode: Volume 3 ends with [[spoiler:Akira [[spoiler: Akira destroying Neo-Tokyo the same way as the original thirty years before]].before.]]
31st Dec '15 12:55:41 PM eroock
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* DeliveryGuyInfiltration: The underground activists infiltrate the military research compound where Tetsuo is being held by pretending to come for cable repair service.
31st Dec '15 12:50:50 PM eroock
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'''''Akira''''' (sometimes spelled '''''AKIRA''''' to differentiate between the work and the title character) is the name of a post apocalyptic [[ScienceFiction sci-fi]] {{Manga}} first released in 1982 and its movie adaptation released in 1988. It is the most recognizable of Creator/KatsuhiroOtomo's works.

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'''''Akira''''' ''Akira'' (sometimes spelled '''''AKIRA''''' ''AKIRA'' to differentiate between the work and the title character) is the name of a post apocalyptic [[ScienceFiction sci-fi]] {{Manga}} first released in 1982 and its movie adaptation released in 1988. It is the most recognizable of Creator/KatsuhiroOtomo's works.
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