History NightmareFuel / AKIRA

5th May '18 4:17:04 PM Invaderxana23
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** To eleaborate nearly every song in the ost has some form of nightmare fuel in it.
***Some versions of Kaneda's theme like [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HB6Ch_VAfIk this one]] start out with the sound of motorbikes screeching in the background. To someone at home not expecting it and listening to it on headphones, it can be quite startling.
*** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KvseLO2apA Battle against Clown]] is full of it. There's perhaps no other song in the ost that sounds more post apocalyptic. The beginning basically consists of what sounds like an asthmatic older man breathing with some terrifying clashing noises in the background. Not helping is that it plays during some of the most violent scenes in the film like the resistance member's death.
***Exodus from the Underground Fortress is perhaps the most upbeat track on the movie but even it has some. There's a rather unsettling part in the song when it sounds like the instruments are all just pilling up on each other. it only lasts a few seconds but its still pretty unnerving.
***[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NpbLMvtEsU Shomyoh]]. Just Shohmyoh. Especially if your not used to listening to Buddhist chanting. Especially the first two minutes of the song where it's basically non rhythmic chanting with creepy ancient percussions in the background. Let's not even get started on the second half of the song. Even people who are used to that kind of chanting can definitely feel terrified as the tone of the song starts to get more and more desperate.
***[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZYKOll6G7M Doll's Polyphony]] is in a league of its own. It sounds a lot creepier in the scene that it's played in but the whole unnerving tone of the song makes it also creepy outside of context. The song really starts getting creepier when the older voices join in.
5th Nov '17 7:28:51 AM Thecommander236
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* The realistic portions of the movie are pretty nasty as well. One of Taneda's buddies makes the unfortunate choice of jumping on the front of the Clown's leader's bike. He gets headbutted off and flies under the wheels of the bike. You can hear the nasty sound of his arm shattering to pieces from being run over.
20th Jul '17 2:02:19 PM Farnham
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* While the anime is pretty famous for its NightmareFuel, the original manga which the anime was adapted from was pretty nightmarish, too. For one, the characters live in a CrapsackWorld where there's lots of people dying left and right in brutal ways, unruly and savage teenagers who run vicious ''bōsōzoku'' gangs, brutal policemen, a shady and corrupt government whose members engage in all sorts of clandestine activities, powerful psychics, and of course an autistic child who was responsible for the destruction of not one city, but two!

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* While the anime is pretty famous for its NightmareFuel, the original manga which the anime was adapted from was pretty nightmarish, too. For one, the characters live in a CrapsackWorld where there's lots of people dying left and right in brutal ways, unruly and savage teenagers who run vicious ''bōsōzoku'' gangs, brutal policemen, a shady and corrupt government whose members engage in all sorts of clandestine activities, powerful psychics, and of course an autistic child who was responsible for the destruction of not one city, but two!two! And the world they live in is still reeling from World War III, and is thrust into the brink of another World War by the events in the manga.
8th Jun '17 4:07:41 PM giygas100
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* And then there's the mutation scene, where Tetsuo [[SuperpowerMeltdown loses control of his powers]] and [[BodyHorror transforms into a]] [[EldritchAbomination giant human amoeba]] that consumes everything it touches, and we also get to see Kaori get slowly crushed to death in a bloody pulp inside of Tetsuo. The anguished cries of Tetsuo and Kaneda accentuate to the terror. And the [[https://archive.org/details/AKIRAOriginalSoundtrack/Mutation.mp3]] does not help...

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* And then there's the mutation scene, where Tetsuo [[SuperpowerMeltdown loses control of his powers]] and [[BodyHorror transforms into a]] [[EldritchAbomination giant human amoeba]] that consumes everything it touches, and we also get to see Kaori get slowly crushed to death in a bloody pulp inside of Tetsuo. The anguished cries of Tetsuo and Kaneda accentuate to the terror. And the [[https://archive.org/details/AKIRAOriginalSoundtrack/Mutation.mp3]] mp3 music]] does not help...
8th Jun '17 4:07:16 PM giygas100
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* And then there's the mutation scene, where Tetsuo [[SuperpowerMeltdown loses control of his powers]] and [[BodyHorror transforms into a]] [[EldritchAbomination giant human amoeba]] that consumes everything it touches, and we also get to see Kaori get slowly crushed to death in a bloody pulp inside of Tetsuo. The anguished cries of Tetsuo and Kaneda accentuate to the terror. And the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlbxI3eazqk music]] does not help...

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* And then there's the mutation scene, where Tetsuo [[SuperpowerMeltdown loses control of his powers]] and [[BodyHorror transforms into a]] [[EldritchAbomination giant human amoeba]] that consumes everything it touches, and we also get to see Kaori get slowly crushed to death in a bloody pulp inside of Tetsuo. The anguished cries of Tetsuo and Kaneda accentuate to the terror. And the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlbxI3eazqk music]] [[https://archive.org/details/AKIRAOriginalSoundtrack/Mutation.mp3]] does not help...
28th May '17 3:09:14 PM waciwazo
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** And the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcpFdngLi7Y soundtrack]] that's played....good GOD the soundtrack!

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** And the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcpFdngLi7Y soundtrack]] that's played....good GOD the soundtrack! [[HellIsThatNoise soundtrack]]!
27th Apr '17 6:39:59 PM Omnicron13
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* There's the nightmare scene. After undergoing the experiment, Tetsuo is left to recuperate in what looks like a child's bedroom. He wakes up to see all the toys come together and form some kind of gigantic teddy bear with a monster-like right hand and a milk-spewing toy car that proceed to try to kill him.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_1qRVdIBs There's the nightmare scene. scene.]] After undergoing the experiment, Tetsuo is left to recuperate in what looks like a child's bedroom. He wakes up to see all the toys come together and form some kind of gigantic teddy bear with a monster-like right hand and a milk-spewing toy car that proceed to try to kill him.
12th Feb '17 11:07:18 PM Dravencour
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* Takashi's owner dying in the film is equally scary and [[TearJerker sad]] to watch, especially how ruthless the military are in gunning him down. Granted, he pulled his gun on them, arguably to get them to shoot him dead so they wouldn't be able to interrogate him and make him spill the beans, but still...

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* Takashi's owner dying The death of the spy escorting Takashi in the film is equally scary and [[TearJerker sad]] to watch, especially how ruthless the military are in gunning him down. Granted, he pulled his gun on them, arguably to get them to shoot him dead so they wouldn't be able to interrogate him and make him spill the beans, but still...
5th Jan '17 5:31:32 AM Farnham
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* Takashi's owner dying in the film is equally scary and [[TearJerker sad]] to watch, especially how ruthless the police are in gunning him down.

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* Takashi's owner dying in the film is equally scary and [[TearJerker sad]] to watch, especially how ruthless the police military are in gunning him down.down. Granted, he pulled his gun on them, arguably to get them to shoot him dead so they wouldn't be able to interrogate him and make him spill the beans, but still...
7th Oct '16 4:01:19 PM hohocrush
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* And then there's the mutation scene, where Tetsuo [[SuperpowerMeltdown loses control of his powers]] and [[BodyHorror transforms into a]] [[EldritchAbomination giant human amoeba]] that consumes everything it touches, and we also get to see poor Kaori get slowly crushed to death in a bloody pulp inside of Tetsuo. The anguished cries of Tetsuo and Kaneda accentuate to the terror. And the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlbxI3eazqk music]] does not help...

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* And then there's the mutation scene, where Tetsuo [[SuperpowerMeltdown loses control of his powers]] and [[BodyHorror transforms into a]] [[EldritchAbomination giant human amoeba]] that consumes everything it touches, and we also get to see poor Kaori get slowly crushed to death in a bloody pulp inside of Tetsuo. The anguished cries of Tetsuo and Kaneda accentuate to the terror. And the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlbxI3eazqk music]] does not help...
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