History Manga / AKIRA

21st Nov '16 5:01:38 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* RecurringRiff: Tetsuo's {{leitmotif}} begins with a few hard notes, and develops into something way more {{Badass}}.

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* RecurringRiff: Tetsuo's {{leitmotif}} begins with a few hard notes, and develops into something way more {{Badass}}.badass.



* AttemptedRape: Kei is ambushed by Empire soldiers, who immediately try to rape her. Emphasis on ''attempted''. It takes [[ActionGirl Kei]] and [[{{Badass}} Chiyoko]] less than five minutes to take them out.
* {{Badass}}: Chiyoko. [[ImprovisedWeapon She uses bazooka rockets as clubs.]] And as bazooka rockets, of course. Without the bazooka.

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* AttemptedRape: Kei is ambushed by Empire soldiers, who immediately try to rape her. Emphasis on ''attempted''. It takes [[ActionGirl Kei]] and [[{{Badass}} Chiyoko]] Chiyoko less than five minutes to take them out.
* {{Badass}}: Chiyoko. [[ImprovisedWeapon She uses bazooka rockets as clubs.]] And as bazooka rockets, of course. Without the bazooka.
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12th Nov '16 11:16:21 AM Prinzenick
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* AdaptationalAlternateEnding: The original manga has [[spoiler: Tetsuo defeated by Akira and merely killed, and Akira is still alive.]] In the movie adaptation, [[spoiler: Akira is dead to begin with, and instead of killing Tetsuo when he returns in corporeal form, he seals him in another dimension where it's implied he becomes the God of it.]]
24th Oct '16 3:24:29 PM bt8257
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In July of 1988 (or, in the original manga, at 2:17 P.M. on December 6th, 1982[[labelnote:*]]That's exactly the date in which the manga started to be published[[/labelnote]]), [[TheTokyoFireball a mysterious black-domed explosion]] destroys UsefulNotes/{{Tokyo}} and sets off WorldWarIII. [[TimeSkip Thirty-one (or thirty-eight, depending on whether it's the manga or the film you're dealing with) years later]], the rebuilt city -- now known as "Neo-Tokyo" - has fallen into decay, corruption, and crime.

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In July of 1988 (or, in the original manga, at 2:17 P.M. on December 6th, 1982[[labelnote:*]]That's exactly the date in which the manga started to be published[[/labelnote]]), [[TheTokyoFireball a mysterious black-domed explosion]] destroys UsefulNotes/{{Tokyo}} and sets off WorldWarIII. [[TimeSkip Thirty-one 31 (or thirty-eight, 38, depending on whether it's the manga or the film you're dealing with) years later]], the rebuilt city -- now known as "Neo-Tokyo" - has fallen into decay, corruption, and crime.
10th Oct '16 11:54:48 AM DimensionalShambler
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In July of 1988 (or, in the original manga, at 2:17 P.M. on December 6th, 1982[[labelnote:*]]That's exactly the date in which the manga started to be published[[/labelnote]]), [[TheTokyoFireball a mysterious black-domed explosion]] destroys UsefulNotes/{{Tokyo}} and sets off WorldWarIII. [[TimeSkip Thirty-one (or thirty-eight, depending on whether it's the manga or the film you're dealing with) years later]], the rebuilt city -- now known as "Neo-Tokyo" - has fallen into decay.

Two rival biker gangs, the Capsules and the Clowns, are having a turf war one night, when one of the youngest Capsule members, Tetsuo, almost literally runs into an escaped government test subject. Moments later, the test subject is taken back into custody by the army. However, they also decide to take Tetsuo with them. He then becomes the newest test subject for the "Akira Project." But when Tetsuo's powers awaken, the combination of an inferiority complex harbored since childhood with power beyond Tetsuo's wildest dreams [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity waste no time in driving him insane]]. He escapes the lab and goes on a super-powered rampage through Neo-Tokyo, killing and destroying everything in his path. It falls to a handful of people, including Capsule leader and Tetsuo's friend Kaneda, to put a stop to the destruction.

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In July of 1988 (or, in the original manga, at 2:17 P.M. on December 6th, 1982[[labelnote:*]]That's exactly the date in which the manga started to be published[[/labelnote]]), [[TheTokyoFireball a mysterious black-domed explosion]] destroys UsefulNotes/{{Tokyo}} and sets off WorldWarIII. [[TimeSkip Thirty-one (or thirty-eight, depending on whether it's the manga or the film you're dealing with) years later]], the rebuilt city -- now known as "Neo-Tokyo" - has fallen into decay.

Two rival biker gangs,
decay, corruption, and crime.

During a night of civil unrest, as people take to
the Capsules and streets to protest the Clowns, are having government, a turf war one night, between two biker gangs rages, only to be halted when a hideously aged escapee from the government is nearly run over by one of the youngest Capsule members, Tetsuo, almost literally runs into an escaped government test subject. gangsters, using mysterious powers to defend himself and severely injuring the gangster - a young, nervous kid named Tetsuo. Moments later, the test subject escapee is taken back into custody by the army. However, they also decide to take Tetsuo with them. He then becomes the newest test subject for the "Akira Project." Project", an initiative to imbue capable subjects with telekinetic powers. But when Tetsuo's powers awaken, the combination of an inferiority complex harbored since childhood with power beyond Tetsuo's wildest dreams [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity waste no time in driving him insane]]. He escapes the lab and goes on a super-powered rampage through Neo-Tokyo, killing and destroying everything in his path. It falls to a handful of people, including Capsule leader and Tetsuo's friend Kaneda, to put a stop to the destruction.



* ArtificialLimbs: Tetsuo's right arm.

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* ArtificialLimbs: Tetsuo's right arm.arm, molded into a highly-sophisticated looking artificial limb of complex circuit boards, nerves, and gears, all made from random junk. Impressive.



* BigGuyFatalitySyndrome: [[spoiler: Yamagata.]]

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* BigGuyFatalitySyndrome: [[spoiler: Yamagata.[[spoiler:Yamagata.]]



* BodyHorror: Tetsuo's horrific mutation scene. And ''how''.

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* BodyHorror: Tetsuo's horrific mutation scene. And ''how''.scene, which turns him into a disgusting mockery of the human body - expanding his arms, limbs, musculature, and organs to gigantic levels, constantly shifting and reshifting until he's bursting at the seams, until he resembles a cross between a cancer patient, a car crash victim, a vivisection exhibition, and a amoeba.



* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: Tetsuo and Kaori

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* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: Tetsuo - who constantly angsts over the fact he's not cool, criminal, and Kaoricocky like Kaneda and the rest of his gang - and Kaori, a shy, quiet girl who stays by his side, even after he turns abusive from his burgeoning powers and growing insanity.



* CentralTheme: The anger and frustration of youth.
* ClippedWingAngel: The mutation scene at the end.

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* CentralTheme: The anger and frustration of youth.
youth, which powers both Kaneda's (eventually) heroic journey, Tetsuo's backlash at the world and powering his insane desire to rule it, and the background riots.
* ClippedWingAngel: The mutation scene at the end.Once Tetsuo's [[PowerMeltdown powers run out of control and beyond his own abilities,]] he mutates into a hideous, deformed, ever-expanding blob of flesh that causes him insane pain and turns him into nothing more than an amoeba who can only consume. In this state, he can't even deflect weaponry like he used to.



* CrapsackWorld: The original Tokyo is a nuclear wasteland while the new one has roaming biker gangs, a corrupt near-fascist government, food riots, and a rebellion that isn't all that far removed from the government in terms of morality. That's just the initial setting. It gets worse. In the movie, Nezu compares the city to an "overripe fruit" while the Colonel calls it "a garbage heap made up of a bunch of hedonistic fools."

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* CrapsackWorld: The original Tokyo is a nuclear wasteland while the new one has roaming biker gangs, a corrupt near-fascist government, food riots, a crumbling infrastructure where apathetic teachers teach apathetic kids, and a rebellion that isn't all that far removed from the government in terms of morality. That's just the initial setting. It gets worse. In the movie, Nezu compares the city to an "overripe fruit" while the Colonel calls it "a garbage heap made up of a bunch of hedonistic fools."



* ForScience: The reason why the government started experimenting with psychic powers in the first place. That or for war.

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* ForScience: The reason why the government started experimenting with psychic powers in the first place. That or for war.It's also implied there was a heavy military component to it.



* FriendlyTarget: [[spoiler: Yamagata.]]

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* FriendlyTarget: [[spoiler: Yamagata.]]After Tetsuo fully gives in to his delusions of power and escapes custody, he targets his old gang [[ForTheEvulz for kicks]] and as vengeance for what he sees as being treated as the runt of the pack. His first victim is [[spoiler:Yamagata]], and whatever happened to him was ''not'' pleasant.
23rd Sep '16 3:52:29 PM Gouken20xx
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* CallForward: Neo-Tokyo is planning to host the 2020 Summer Olympics... [[RealLifeWritesThePlot Not quite right, but close enough...]]]

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* CallForward: Neo-Tokyo is planning to host the [[RealLife 2020 Summer Olympics... [[RealLifeWritesThePlot Not quite right, but close enough...]]]Olympics...]]



** Subverted quite by accident in the throwaway element of the Olympics that was meant to be happening in the stadium that has been repurposed by the military... [[RealLife for the 2020 Summer Olympics.]]

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** Subverted quite by accident in the throwaway element of the Olympics that was meant to be happening in the stadium that has been repurposed by the military... [[RealLife for the The (Neo-)Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics.]]
23rd Sep '16 3:51:10 PM Gouken20xx
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* CallForward: Neo-Tokyo is planning to host the 2020 Summer Olympics... [[RealLifeWritesThePlot Not quite right, but close enough...]]]


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** Subverted quite by accident in the throwaway element of the Olympics that was meant to be happening in the stadium that has been repurposed by the military... [[RealLife for the 2020 Summer Olympics.]]
4th Sep '16 11:03:21 AM Dravencour
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* KillSat: SOL and Floyd.

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* KillSat: SOL and Floyd. SOL in particular bears the distinction of being the first anime Kill Sat that many western anime watchers have seen (but is not the first anime Kill Sat period -- that honor belongs to the one in Manga/CatsEye).
6th Aug '16 9:49:44 AM narm00
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There was a highly-acclaimed {{Anime}} movie adaptation made in 1988. Its widely different outside the above mentioned premise. It is primarily known for its great animation, as well as the MindScrew plot, since it primarily focuses on events from the first third of the manga, while simultaneously removing or incorporating plot lines from later in the manga as well as rewriting a few plot points. The film was one of the things that helped disprove the AnimationAgeGhetto, at least for Anime in the West, and is still considered a landmark anime in the US. It has been dubbed twice into English -- once in 1988 by [=InterSound=] in the US for the Hong Kong market (this dub was included when the movie was released by Creator/StreamlinePictures, leading to a misconception that they produced it themselves) and again in 2001 by Animaze via Pioneer (later known as Creator/{{Geneon}}).

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There was a highly-acclaimed {{Anime}} movie adaptation made in 1988. Its It's widely different outside the above mentioned premise. It is primarily known for its great animation, as well as the MindScrew plot, since it primarily focuses on events from the first third of the manga, while simultaneously removing or incorporating plot lines from later in the manga as well as rewriting a few plot points. The film was one of the things that helped disprove the AnimationAgeGhetto, at least for Anime in the West, and is still considered a landmark anime in the US. It has been dubbed twice into English -- once in 1988 by [=InterSound=] in the US for the Hong Kong market (this dub was included when the movie was released by Creator/StreamlinePictures, leading to a misconception that they produced it themselves) and again in 2001 by Animaze via Pioneer (later known as Creator/{{Geneon}}).
25th Jul '16 8:12:51 AM Kafkesque
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* DefaceOfTheMoon: To impress his empire, Tetsuo blows a hole in the moon. The tides are affected, as in not every case of this trope.

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* DefaceOfTheMoon: To impress his empire, Tetsuo blows a hole in the moon. The tides are affected, as in not every case Unlike most examples of this trope.trope, [[RealityEnsues this immediately begins screwing with the tides.]]
15th Jun '16 11:35:22 PM Doug86
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Being over 2000 pages in six hefty volumes, the story the original manga tells is much longer than the film. It is more violent and focuses more on politics. Critical plot developments in the film are often {{Late Arrival Spoiler}}s in the manga. The series is notable for being the very first comic book series to utilize entirely computer coloring, when it was first released in the US by Creator/{{Marvel}}'s Epic Comics in the late 80s/early 90s. Later English editions from Dark Horse and Kodansha Comics USA restore the original black-and-white artwork, but the pages remain flipped from left-to-right.

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Being over 2000 pages in six hefty volumes, the story the original manga tells is much longer than the film. It is more violent and focuses more on politics. Critical plot developments in the film are often {{Late Arrival Spoiler}}s in the manga. The series is notable for being the very first comic book series to utilize entirely computer coloring, when it was first released in the US by Creator/{{Marvel}}'s Creator/{{Marvel|Comics}}'s Epic Comics in the late 80s/early 90s. Later English editions from Dark Horse and Kodansha Comics USA restore the original black-and-white artwork, but the pages remain flipped from left-to-right.
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