History Manga / Akira

18th Mar '17 7:18:10 PM CosmicFerret
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* ComingOfAgeStory: Both the manga and anime, ''especially'' the manga. The main characters go through world-catastrophic events that forces them through CharacterDvelopment

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* ComingOfAgeStory: Both the manga and anime, ''especially'' the manga. The main characters go through world-catastrophic events that forces them through CharacterDvelopmentCharacterDevelopment.
18th Mar '17 7:16:55 PM CosmicFerret
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* ClippedWingAngel: [[spoiler: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.]]

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* ClippedWingAngel: [[spoiler:Once Tetsuo's [[PowerMeltdown [[SuperPowerMeltdown 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.]]
18th Mar '17 11:14:37 AM Malady
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29th Jan '17 12:33:25 PM DavidCowie
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** Colonel Shikishima treats the Esper children more nicely and comes across as the OnlySaneMan in the government as well as the much better choice as leader of Tokyo when compared to [[ObstructiveBureaucrats the other guys in the same boat]].

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** Colonel Shikishima treats the Esper children more nicely and comes across as the OnlySaneMan in the government as well as the much better choice as leader of Tokyo when compared to [[ObstructiveBureaucrats [[ObstructiveBureaucrat the other guys in the same boat]].



* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:Tetsuo digs up Akira's cryogenic capsule only to find out that he's nothing but preserved organs. [[VillainousBreakdown He doesn't take it well]].

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* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:Tetsuo digs up Akira's cryogenic capsule only to find out that he's nothing but preserved organs. [[VillainousBreakdown He doesn't take it well]].]]



* DueToTheDead: [[spoiler:Kaneda ritually crashes his friend Yamagata's bike, sending it to the afterlife after him, immediately after learning of his death at the hands of Tetsuo, in a possible ShoutOut to ''Film/{{Stunts}}''.

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* DueToTheDead: [[spoiler:Kaneda ritually crashes his friend Yamagata's bike, sending it to the afterlife after him, immediately after learning of his death at the hands of Tetsuo, in a possible ShoutOut to ''Film/{{Stunts}}''.]]
11th Jan '17 10:41:03 PM Randomfan11
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!!Examples

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!!Examples
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* ActionGirl: Many of the female cast, most notably Kei who is a resistance fighter [[spoiler:and a psychic medium [[WillingChanneler who can let other psychics possess her and fight through her]] in the manga.]]



* AnimalMotifs: Mr. Nezu (Japanese for "rat"), a small, greedy, cowardly man with big teeth.

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* AnimalMotifs: Mr.[[spoiler:Mr. Nezu (Japanese for "rat"), a small, greedy, cowardly man with big teeth. Miyako alternatively calls him a "mouse" in the manga.]]



* ApocalypseWow: First, the prologue, and then the anime and manga diverge.

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* ApocalypseWow: First, First the prologue, and then prologue that depicts the destruction of "old" Tokyo. After that, the anime and manga diverge.



* BodyHorror: Tetsuo's horrific mutation 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.

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* BodyHorror: Tetsuo's [[spoiler:Tetsuo's horrific mutation 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 re-shifting 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.]]



* ClippedWingAngel: 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.

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* ClippedWingAngel: Once [[spoiler: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.]]



* ComingOfAgeStory
* CoolBike: Essentially every member of the biker gangs have cool bikes but special mention has to go to Kaneda's souped-up red bike that has glowing wheels. It's suggested he stole it. It's often displayed on merchandise, and the most iconic image that ''isn't'' Tetsuo's mutation scene.

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* ComingOfAgeStory
ComingOfAgeStory: Both the manga and anime, ''especially'' the manga. The main characters go through world-catastrophic events that forces them through CharacterDvelopment
* CoolBike: Essentially every member of the biker gangs have cool bikes but special mention has to go to Kaneda's souped-up red bike that has glowing wheels. It's suggested he stole it. It's often displayed on merchandise, and the most iconic image that [[spoiler:that ''isn't'' Tetsuo's mutation scene. scene.]]



* CreepyChild: [[RuleOfThree Kiyoko, Takashi and Masaru.]] Made even creepier by their looks. Also, to some degree, Lady Miyako and her underlings Sakaki, Mozu and Miki. In the manga, [[spoiler:Akira himself.]]

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* CreepyChild: CreepyChild:
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[[RuleOfThree Kiyoko, Takashi and Masaru.]] Made even creepier by Masaru]] come off as this due to being WiseBeyondTheirYears and how wizened they look compared to their looks. childlike bodies.
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Also, to some degree, Lady Miyako and her underlings Sakaki, Mozu and Miki. In the manga, [[spoiler:Akira himself.]]



* ForScience: The reason why the government started experimenting with psychic powers in the first place. It's also implied there was a heavy military component to it.
* FrickinLaserBeams: The SOL and Kaneda's laser cannon.

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* ForScience: The [[spoiler:The reason why the government started experimenting with psychic powers in the first place. It's also implied there was a heavy military component to it.
it.]]
* FrickinLaserBeams: The SOL and Kaneda's laser cannon. The SOL is more WaveMotionGun, though.



* GoalOrientedEvolution: The plot in a nutshell is pretty much mocking the idea: the government project is attempting to "accelerate evolution" I.E. produce humans with PsychicPowers. [[GoneHorriblyRight They have succeeded at this]], but fail in giving those humans the RequiredSecondaryPowers to keep them from [[SuperPowerMeltdown ravaging their bodies]] or [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity driving them insane]]. Natural evolution ''doesn't'' do dumb shit like that; that's why we don't have bats with super-hearing but without brains that can decipher sonar, or eagles with super-vision but no flash-dampening to prevent the light from ruining their eyes. As Kei puts it, it's as if they were trying to make amoebas with human strength, stamina and dexterity...
-->'''Kei''': ''But amoebas don't build motorcycles or atomic bombs! They just eat up whatever gets in their way.''

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* GoalOrientedEvolution: The [[spoiler:The plot in a nutshell is pretty much mocking the idea: the government project is attempting to "accelerate evolution" I.E. produce humans with PsychicPowers. [[GoneHorriblyRight They have succeeded at this]], but fail in giving those humans the RequiredSecondaryPowers to keep them from [[SuperPowerMeltdown ravaging their bodies]] or [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity driving them insane]]. Natural evolution ''doesn't'' do dumb shit like that; that's why we don't have bats with super-hearing but without brains that can decipher sonar, or eagles with super-vision but no flash-dampening to prevent the light from ruining their eyes. As Kei puts it, it's as if they were trying to make amoebas with human strength, stamina and dexterity...
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dexterity...]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Kei (anime)''':
''But amoebas don't build motorcycles or atomic bombs! They just eat up whatever gets in their way.'''']]



* HarmfulToMinors: [[spoiler:The Espers and Akira were subjected to experimentation at the hands of the government that gave them PsychicPowers - possibly ForScience, possibly for GoalOrientedEvolution, possibly for [[{{Tykebomb}} weapons]], or all three. The manga stated that the experiments were so ''horrific'' that many of the child test subjects either died or survived with severe physical and/or mental handicaps. During the Espers' flashback in the anime, the Espers were shown strapped down to operating tables and hooked up to machines before the procedures started, with Kiyoko fearfully struggling against a doctor putting a breathing mask on her.]]



* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler:Nezu.]] This is more apparent in the manga, where he [[spoiler:betrays both Kaneda and Co., Lady Miyako, and Ryu in order to get Akira]]. His plans backfire quite spectacularly in both versions, with the manga version having him [[spoiler: unsuccessfully trying to kill Akira so no-one else can use him]].

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* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler:Nezu.]] This is more apparent in the manga, where he [[spoiler:betrays betrays both Kaneda and Co., Lady Miyako, and Ryu in order to get Akira]]. Akira. His plans backfire quite spectacularly in both versions, with the manga version having him [[spoiler: unsuccessfully trying to kill Akira so no-one else can use him]].



* ThePowerOfFriendship: The Numbers use it decisively during the final battle against Tetsuo [[spoiler: by appealing to their reawakened friend, Akira, to use his power once more to create a new universe to contain Tetsuo's expanding power]]. Later, the children tell Kaneda that one of the perks of being a psychic is gaining a new circle of friends who understand each other perfectly, without words. They even name their former antagonist Tetsuo as one of their friends, leading one to think that [[spoiler: this new universe]] will be a place of harmony.

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* ThePowerOfFriendship: The Numbers In the manga [[spoiler:the Espers use it decisively during the final battle against Tetsuo [[spoiler: by appealing to their reawakened friend, Akira, to use his power once more to create a new universe to contain Tetsuo's expanding power]].power. Later, the children tell Kaneda that one of the perks of being a psychic is gaining a new circle of friends who understand each other perfectly, without words. They even name their former antagonist Tetsuo as one of their friends, leading one to think that [[spoiler: this new universe]] universe will be a place of harmony.]]



* PsychicPowers: Akira, Tetsuo, and the three mutant children. Kei turns out to be [[WillingChanneler a medium capable of channeling the powers of other psychics through her (younger and healthier) body]].

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* PsychicPowers: Akira, Tetsuo, and the three mutant children. Kei Espers Kiyoko, Takashi, and Masaru. [[spoiler:Kei turns out to be [[WillingChanneler a medium capable of channeling the powers of other psychics through her (younger and healthier) body]].body]]]].



* SceneryPorn: Words cannot describe...

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* SceneryPorn: Words cannot describe...While it's mostly SceneryGorn, the background scenery are absolutely ''breathtaking''. It helped that [[WordOfGod Otomo]] was once studied architecture.



* ScienceIsBad: If it weren't for government scientists deciding to give people psychic powers, the story would not have happened.
* SealedEvilInACan: The military's perception of Akira. Fairly accurate.

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* ScienceIsBad: If [[spoiler:If it weren't for government scientists deciding to give people psychic powers, the story would not have happened.
happened.]]
* SealedEvilInACan: The military's perception of Akira. [[PersonOfMassDestruction Fairly accurate.accurate]].
* {{Seers}}: Kiyoko has precognitive abilities.



* SmugSnake: Nezu and Tetsuo's Aide.

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* SleepyHead: Kiyoko is so physically weak that she's always confined to her bed. It's implied that the drugs the Espers have to take to limit their power, combined with [[spoiler:the government experimenting on them]], made her that way.
* SmugSnake: Nezu [[spoiler:Nezu and Tetsuo's Aide.Aide. It didn't end well for both of them.]]



* SphereOfDestruction: The black dome that wipes out Tokyo and Neo-Tokyo.

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* SphereOfDestruction: The black dome that wipes out Tokyo and Neo-Tokyo. [[spoiler:Both times, it was caused by Akira.]]



* 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.]]

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* AdaptationalAlternateEnding: The [[spoiler:The original manga has [[spoiler: Tetsuo defeated by Akira and merely killed, killed when Akira's psychic explosion intentionally cancels out his own and absorbs Tetsuo, 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.]]



* AdaptationalHeroism:
** Colonel Shikishima treats the Esper children more nicely and comes across as the OnlySaneMan in the government as well as the much better choice as leader of Tokyo when compared to [[ObstructiveBureaucrats the other guys in the same boat]].
** While Kaneda is still no perfect hero, some of his nastier traits he displayed in the manga were suspiciously cut out in the anime.



* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: Ending possibility.

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* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: Ending possibility.[[spoiler:Implied to what happened to Akira, Tetsuo, and the Espers.]]



* BlownAcrossTheRoom: Happens twice near the end when the Colonel shoots Tetsuo with a handgun and Kaneda shoots him with a laser rifle (which have no impact at all).

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* BlownAcrossTheRoom: Happens twice near the end when the Colonel shoots Tetsuo with a handgun and Kaneda shoots him with a laser rifle (which both have no impact at all).



* DeadAllAlong: Tetsuo digs up [[spoiler:Akira's cryogenic capsule]] only to find out that he's nothing but preserved organs.

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* DeadAllAlong: Tetsuo [[spoiler:Tetsuo digs up [[spoiler:Akira's Akira's cryogenic capsule]] capsule only to find out that he's nothing but preserved organs.organs. [[VillainousBreakdown He doesn't take it well]].



* DiesWideOpen: [[spoiler:Nezu and Ryu.]]
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: A giant teddy bear with a snake arm that gushes milk? That can't mean anything.
* DueToTheDead: Kaneda ritually crashes [[spoiler:Yamagata]]'s bike, sending it to the afterlife after him, immediately after learning of his death at the hands of Tetsuo, in a possible ShoutOut to ''Film/{{Stunts}}''.

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* DiesWideOpen: [[spoiler:Nezu and Ryu.dies this way from a crushing heart attack. Ryu, too, after spending his last moments watching the people rioting throughout the city.]]
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: A giant teddy bear with a snake arm that gushes milk? [[BlatantLies That can't mean anything.anything]].
* DueToTheDead: Kaneda [[spoiler:Kaneda ritually crashes [[spoiler:Yamagata]]'s his friend Yamagata's bike, sending it to the afterlife after him, immediately after learning of his death at the hands of Tetsuo, in a possible ShoutOut to ''Film/{{Stunts}}''.



* HairRaisingHare: Giant killer plush rabbits in this case. As well as giant killer teddy bears and toy cars!

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* HairRaisingHare: Giant A giant killer plush rabbits rabbit attacks Tetsuo while he's in this case. As well as giant killer teddy bears and toy cars!the hospital. [[spoiler:It's actually Kiyoko in disguise trying to kill Tetsuo to avert a prophecy foretelling Neo-Tokyo's destruction]]



* IllGirl: Kiyoko is physically weak and constantly bedridden. Masaru is a male example who was afflicted with polio at a young age.



* JawDrop: Kaneda and the Colonel each have noticeable, drawn out ones upon witnessing [[spoiler:Tetsuo's mutation]].

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* JawDrop: Kaneda and the Colonel each have start sporting noticeable, drawn out epically drawn-out ones upon [[spoiler:upon witnessing [[spoiler:Tetsuo's Tetsuo's horrific mutation]].



* PapaWolf: The Colonel to Kaori, whom he tried to protect [[spoiler:from a mutating and rampaging Tetsuo.]]



* PragmaticAdaptation: Due to the necessity of cutting down a 2,000-page manga into a feature length movie, the film cut out the whole [[spoiler:post-apocalyptic story arc that took up about half of the manga series]].

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* PragmaticAdaptation: Due to the necessity of cutting down a 2,000-page manga into a feature length movie, the film cut out the whole [[spoiler:post-apocalyptic [[spoiler:the post-apocalyptic story arc that took up about almost half of the manga series]].was cut out entirely.]]



* AChildShallLeadThem: After [[spoiler:Neo-Tokyo is destroyed in the second awakening]], Akira is dubbed Emperor and becomes the nominal ruler of half of the city. It's actually his 15-year-old "Prime Minister", Tetsuo who [[TeenageWasteland calls the shots]].

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* AChildShallLeadThem: After [[spoiler:Neo-Tokyo [[spoiler:After Neo-Tokyo is destroyed in the second awakening]], awakening, Akira is dubbed Emperor and becomes the nominal ruler of half of the city. It's actually his 15-year-old "Prime Minister", Tetsuo who [[TeenageWasteland calls the shots]].shots]]]].



* EvilAlbino: In the final volume Tetsuo begins to mutate but is able to pull himself together. In his reconstituted form he appears unnaturally white because he lost all pigment in his skin and hair.

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* EvilAlbino: In the final volume Tetsuo [[spoiler:Tetsuo begins to mutate but is able to pull himself together. In his reconstituted form form, he appears unnaturally white because he lost all pigment in his skin and hair.]]



* FuroScene: Kei takes a [[{{Fanservice}} ritual bath]] in Miyako's temple.

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* FuroScene: Kei takes a [[{{Fanservice}} ritual bath]] in Miyako's temple.temple [[spoiler:to prepare herself to being used as a psychic medium by the Espers and Miyako.]]



* MamaBear: Chiyoko.

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* MamaBear: Chiyoko. Start praying to God if you happen to hurt anyone in her care.



** [[spoiler:Kiyoko, Masaru, and Takashi attempts to kill Tetsuo to avert Kiyoko's vision of Neo-Tokyo's destruction results in ''causing'' Neo Tokyo's destruction. The apocalyptic story arc was their fault as much as it was Akira's.]]



* PietaPlagiarism: [[spoiler:Tetsuo carried Kaori's lifeless body around after she's shot to death.]]

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* PietaPlagiarism: [[spoiler:Tetsuo carried Kaori's lifeless body around after she's shot to death.death by one of his own aides.]]



* PsychicLink: [[spoiler:The Espers are revealed to be connected this way when Takashi was accidentally shot dead by Nezu. The surviving Espers (and Akira) all feel their dying friend's pain and they simultaneously start screaming. Even Miyako feels the pain, too.]]



* ShoutOut: When Tetsuo [[spoiler:attacks the moon itself]], one of the citizens of the Empire screams out "Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks!", a reference to ''Theatre/KingLear''.
* SleepCute: Subverted. Yes, [[spoiler:Kaori]] looks sweet and peaceful when she sleeps with her head on [[spoiler:Tetsuo]]'s lap, but then we see that [[spoiler: Tetsuo is in ''extreme'' pain and his arm is mutating again]].
* SpiderTank: The government deploy a number of small robotic spider tanks to enforce martial law after Akira is released.

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* ShoutOut: When Tetsuo [[spoiler:attacks the moon itself]], one One of the citizens of the Empire screams out "Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks!", a reference to ''Theatre/KingLear''.
''Theatre/KingLear'' [[spoiler:while Tetsuo [[spoiler:attacks the moon itself]].
* SleepCute: Subverted. Yes, [[spoiler:Kaori]] Subverted in one volume. [[spoiler:Yes, Kaori looks sweet and peaceful when she sleeps with her head on [[spoiler:Tetsuo]]'s Tetsuo's lap, but then we see that [[spoiler: Tetsuo is in ''extreme'' pain and his arm is mutating again]].
* SpiderTank: The government deploy a number of small robotic spider tanks to enforce martial law after Akira is released. [[spoiler:One of them was used to help transport the surviving Espers Kiyoko and Masaru to Miyako's temple in the second half of the manga.]]



* TheStarscream: Tetsuo's Aide, who stages a coup toward the end of the story. Justified due to Tetsuo's AxCrazy-ness.

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* TheStarscream: Tetsuo's Aide, who [[spoiler:Tetsuo's Aide later stages a coup toward the end of the story. Justified story, which was justified due to Tetsuo's AxCrazy-ness.AxCrazy-ness. Then he just had to shoot [[MoralityPet Kaori]].]]



** Kaori tries to be one as she becomes [[spoiler:Akira]]'s caretaker per Tetsuo's orders.

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** Kaori tries to be one as [[spoiler:after she becomes [[spoiler:Akira]]'s Akira's caretaker per Tetsuo's orders.



* TrueCompanions: The Espers have a special bond that surpasses mere words. [[spoiler:It's revealed in the final volume to be the reason why all the psychic children were willing to be subjected to ''horrific'' experimentation by the government - it gave them powers that allowed them to understand their friends completely.]]



* WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler: Nezu and Ryu.]]

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* WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler: Nezu and Ryu. The former was aiming for Akira so no one would control the boy, but wound up shooting Akira's friend Takashi instead. The latter was extremely reluctant, but it was either shoot Akira or the world will be destroyed.]]
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* LiveActionAdaptation: According to Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}, in the early 1990s, Kodansha Ltd. was in negotiation with Sony Pictures to produce a live-action remake of the film. Talk circulated again a decade later, but the project has yet to materialize. Rumors circulated that the project was canceled in both instances when the projected budget for the film was upwards of $300 million. Talks began again as Creator/WarnerBros signed on to produce the movie with Stephen Norrington (writer) and Jon Peters (producer). Akira was to be developed into two live action films; the first was to be scheduled for a summer 2009 release. Warner Brothers and Appian Way planned to adapt the two movies from the manga, with each one covering three volumes. Ruairi Robinson signed on as director, Gary Whitta wrote the script and Andrew Lazar, LeonardoDiCaprio, and Jennifer Davisson were to produce the film. As recently as 2010, Lazar was still talking about getting the film out of DevelopmentHell--but as of January 2012 the film project was cancelled.

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* LiveActionAdaptation: According to Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}, in the early 1990s, Kodansha Ltd. was in negotiation with Sony Pictures to produce a live-action remake of the film. Talk circulated again a decade later, but the project has yet to materialize. Rumors circulated that the project was canceled in both instances when the projected budget for the film was upwards of $300 million. Talks began again as Creator/WarnerBros signed on to produce the movie with Stephen Norrington (writer) and Jon Peters (producer). Akira was to be developed into two live action films; the first was to be scheduled for a summer 2009 release. Warner Brothers and Appian Way planned to adapt the two movies from the manga, with each one covering three volumes. Ruairi Robinson signed on as director, Gary Whitta wrote the script and Andrew Lazar, LeonardoDiCaprio, Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio, and Jennifer Davisson were to produce the film. As recently as 2010, Lazar was still talking about getting the film out of DevelopmentHell--but as of January 2012 the film project was cancelled.
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* ConspicuousCGI: The brainwave pattern indicator that Doctor Ōnishi uses to measure Tetsuo's abilities. It especially sticks out since it's the only thing in the entire film to use CGI; the rest is regular cel animation.
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* SlidingScaleOfAdaptationModification: Type 3 (PragmaticAdaptation). The manga was ''very'' long and would have been unfeasable to fully adapt to a feature film, so a good chunk of its content got the axe to keep the film at a reasonable length.
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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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* 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.]]
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