History Trivia / Akira

6th Sep '17 2:59:50 PM DavidDelony
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* DevelopmentHell: There have been several attempts to produce a live-action version by Hollywood studios, but they've never gotten beyond the pre-production stage.

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* DevelopmentHell: There have been several attempts to produce a live-action version by Hollywood studios, but they've never gotten beyond the pre-production stage. With all of the controversy about [[RaceLift Western actors playing Asian roles]], it's probably for the better.
6th Sep '17 2:58:46 PM DavidDelony
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* DevelopmentHell: There have been several attempts to produce a live-action version by Hollywood studios, but they've never gotten beyond the pre-production stage.
10th Aug '17 6:33:00 AM Everblaster
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* The movie is one of the last animated features to use traditional cel animation exclusively and it's entirely made by hand.

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* The movie is one of the last animated features to use traditional cel animation exclusively and it's entirely made by hand. Its status as a landmark in animation and cultural status in Japan has made further adaptations impossible, including multiple attempts at live-action films and animated series.
10th Aug '17 6:29:15 AM Everblaster
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* The movie covers about 1/3 of the manga, excluding the urban battle for control of Akira and the aftermath following the second "Akira" event, which happens much later in the story.
10th Aug '17 6:20:44 AM Everblaster
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* The movie is one of the last animated features to use traditional cel animation exclusively and it's entirely made by hand.
27th Jul '17 6:36:42 PM king3000
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** Also, recently Katsuhiro Otomo admitted he was not happy with how the anime adaption turned out.
23rd Jun '17 7:43:58 AM Gosicrystal
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* AccidentallyAccurate: Both film and manga depict Japan, although the country is never mentioned, getting ready to host the 2020 Summer Olympics, 25 years before the announcement was made at the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina that Tokyo will indeed host the 2020 Olympics in real life.

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* AccidentallyAccurate: AccidentallyCorrectWriting: Both film and manga depict Japan, although the country is never mentioned, getting ready to host the 2020 Summer Olympics, 25 years before the announcement was made at the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina that Tokyo will indeed host the 2020 Olympics in real life.
7th Apr '17 7:53:17 PM gsbr
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** The movie has two English dubs: an early one produced in the US for the Hong Kong market that was also used for its original Creator/StreamlinePictures release in 1988 (often referred to as the "Streamline dub", despite the fact that Streamline Pictures didn't actually produce it), and another one done by Animaze for [[Creator/{{Geneon}} Pioneer's]] re-release in 2001 after anime dubbing had become far more established in the west, and was recorded and mixed with updated technology. The writers also went out of their way to make the script and story easier to understand, since one of the criticisms of the 1988 dub was that the script was barely comprehensible.

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** The movie has two English dubs: an early one produced in the US from 1988 and one from 2001. The 1988 dub was created by Kodansha for the Hong Kong market that was also used for its original Creator/StreamlinePictures film's initial US release and was distributed by Creator/StreamlinePictures, which resulted in 1988 (often it being referred to as the "Streamline dub", despite the fact that Streamline Pictures didn't not actually produce it), and another one producing it. The 2001 dub was done by Animaze for [[Creator/{{Geneon}} Pioneer's]] re-release in 2001 after anime dubbing had become far more established in DVD release of the west, film and was recorded and mixed created so the DVD would pass THX Certification. Until 2013, only the 2001 dub was distributed in the US, with updated technology. The writers also went out of their way to make the script and story easier to understand, since one of the criticisms of the 1988 dub appearing on UK and Australian DVD releases. Both dubs would eventually appear on the 25th Anniversary Edition DVD and Blu-ray in 2013, which was that the script was barely comprehensible.distributed by Funimation.
8th Mar '17 9:34:13 PM hipsterelephant
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* The movie is also notable for being one of the few animated movies to be released by Creator/TheCriterionCollection (specifically, it was given a laserdisc release in 1993), along with ''Literature/WatershipDown'', ''WesternAnimation/FantasticPlanet'', and the more recent ''WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox''.

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* The movie is also notable for being one of the few animated movies to be released by Creator/TheCriterionCollection (specifically, it was given a laserdisc release in 1993), along with ''Literature/WatershipDown'', ''WesternAnimation/FantasticPlanet'', ''Animation/FantasticPlanet'', and the more recent ''WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox''.
8th Mar '17 9:33:19 PM hipsterelephant
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* The movie is also notable for being one of the few animated movies to be released by Creator/TheCriterionCollection (specifically, it was given a laserdisc release in 1993), along with ''Literature/WatershipDown'' and the more recent ''WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox''.

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* The movie is also notable for being one of the few animated movies to be released by Creator/TheCriterionCollection (specifically, it was given a laserdisc release in 1993), along with ''Literature/WatershipDown'' ''Literature/WatershipDown'', ''WesternAnimation/FantasticPlanet'', and the more recent ''WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox''.
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