History Manga / Akira

20th May '17 4:03:00 PM Gouken20xx
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* [[RealLifeWritesThePlot Real Life Mirrors The Plot]]: Katsuhiro Otomo chose 2019 as a sufficiently distant time in the future, even using that Neo-Tokyo was hosting the Olympics in the following year... completely failing to expect that Tokyo '''WOULD''' get the Olympics in 2020 '''''FOR REAL'''''.
15th May '17 3:13:37 PM PrincessGwen
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* InformedAttractiveness: Kei. Kaneda comments how attractive she is just by seeing her picture and is so influenced by her looks he manages to weasel her out of the police station, but for the most part [[OnlySixFaces she doesn't really look that different from any other female]].
13th May '17 11:28:29 PM memememememe
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* BodyHorror: [[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 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.]]

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* BodyHorror: [[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 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, an EldritchAbomination and a an amoeba.]]
7th May '17 10:41:28 PM Theriocephalus
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In July 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 31 (or 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.

During a night of civil unrest, as people take to the streets to protest the government, a turf war 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 gangsters, using mysterious powers to defend himself and severely injuring the gangster - a young, nervous kid named Tetsuo. Moments later, the 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", 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.

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In July 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 31 (or 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.

During a night of civil unrest, as people take to the streets to protest the government, a turf war 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 gangsters, using mysterious powers to defend himself and severely injuring the gangster - -- a young, nervous kid named Tetsuo. Moments later, the 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", 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.
12th Apr '17 6:30:03 AM Khanh132
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* RealityWarper: Akira. Tetsuo also became one in the end.



* Reality Warper: Akira. Tetsuo also became one in the end.
12th Apr '17 6:28:14 AM Khanh132
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* Reality Warper: Akira. Tetsuo also became one in the end.
9th Apr '17 1:40:22 AM TwistedGrimm
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* MohsScaleOfViolenceHardness: Solid Level 9.
7th Apr '17 8:52:36 PM sayaleviathan
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An Americanized LiveActionAdaptation[=/=]ForeignRemake had been proposed in 2002, but it spent much of that time in DevelopmentHell with little progress made. The project seemed to be officially cancelled in 2014... Until it was announced in 2015 that Marco Ramirez (who has written for ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'', ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'', ''Series/DaVincisDemons'', and ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'') was signed on to write a screenplay for a potential trilogy of films based on the manga. Creator/ChristopherNolan is also said to be involved. It is ambiguous if the original setting will be retained for the film.

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An Americanized LiveActionAdaptation[=/=]ForeignRemake had been proposed in 2002, but it spent much of that time in DevelopmentHell with little progress made. The project seemed to be officially cancelled in 2014... Until it was announced in 2015 that Marco Ramirez (who has written for ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'', ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'', ''Series/DaVincisDemons'', and ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'') was signed on to write a screenplay for a potential trilogy of films based on the manga. Creator/ChristopherNolan is also said to be involved. It is ambiguous if the original setting will be retained for the film.
7th Apr '17 7:27:18 PM gsbr
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There was a highly-acclaimed {{Anime}} movie adaptation made in 1988. 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}}).

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There was a highly-acclaimed {{Anime}} movie adaptation made in 1988. 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 English, first in 1988 by [=InterSound=] in the US for the Hong Kong market (this dub was included when the movie was released Kondansha and distributed by Creator/StreamlinePictures, leading Creator/StreamlinePictures (which lead to a misconception that they Streamline produced it themselves) and again then in 2001 by Animaze via Pioneer (later known as Creator/{{Geneon}}).
1st Apr '17 9:23:02 AM Seth_Phoenix2000
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* TerroristsWithoutACause: Kei and Ryu's organization opposes the government but that's all we're told. Just ''why'' they're opposed is never revealed.

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* TerroristsWithoutACause: Kei and Ryu's organization opposes the government but that's all we're told. Just ''why'' they're opposed is never revealed. It's not impossible to think it's a good reason when it's revealed [[spoiler: all of the psychics were created through experimentation, to be used as weapons. Who knows just what else the Neo-Tokyo government might have been doing?]]
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