History YMMV / Akira

26th Nov '16 7:43:41 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AdaptationDisplacement: The movie is undoubtedly more well known than the original manga, in part because it had a really screwed up release. Marvel Comics bought the rights to translate it/bring it over to America when the movie was released in the US in 1989 and but Katsuhiro Otomo's decision to redraw the last 1/6th of the manga led to the US version seeing a massive delay in the publication of the last eight issues and by the time the last issue came out in 1995, the series was out of print as well as the trade paperbacks, of which only 10 of the proposed 13 volumes ever saw the light of day. It was not until Dark Horse Comics got the rights to the series in 2000 that the manga received wide release, in terms of availability.

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* AdaptationDisplacement: The movie is undoubtedly more well known than the original manga, in part because it the source material had a really screwed up release. Marvel Comics bought the rights to translate it/bring it over to America when the movie was released in the US in 1989 and but Katsuhiro Otomo's decision to redraw the last 1/6th of the manga led to the US version seeing a massive delay in the publication of the last eight issues and by the time the last issue came out in 1995, the series was out of print as well as the trade paperbacks, of which only 10 of the proposed 13 volumes ever saw the light of day. It was not until Dark Horse Comics got the rights to the series in 2000 that the manga received wide release, in terms of availability.
31st Oct '16 12:05:03 PM gsbr
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** From the original Japanese version "Bird-brain!"

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** From the original Original Japanese version version: "Bird-brain!"
31st Oct '16 12:04:00 PM gsbr
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** Also, there is a literal example in the first dubbed version of the movie. When Tetsuo hears the name Akira in his head, he shouts "I am not Akira!". This line was changed in later dubs.

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** Also, there is a literal example in the first dubbed version of the movie. When Tetsuo hears the name Akira in his head, he shouts "I am "I'm not Akira!". This line was changed in later dubs.In the second dub, he says "I don't know who that is!"



* AnimationAgeGhetto: Despite that the movie was originally rated PG-13 in the U.S. (With the 2001 redub earning an "R" rating!) you can still find stores that put this in the "family" shelf. Other stores at least put it in the dedicated "Anime" section, leaving it to the person browsing the shelf to at least use their own discretion when searching for stuff to show their children.

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* AnimationAgeGhetto: Despite the original release having warnings that it was not for children and the movie was originally re-release being rated PG-13 in the U.S. (With the 2001 redub earning an "R" rating!) R, you can still find stores that put this in the "family" shelf. Other stores at least put it in the dedicated "Anime" section, leaving it to the person browsing the shelf to at least use their own discretion when searching for stuff to show their children.



* GatewaySeries: Towards anime. Steven Spielberg had claimed the movie to be Unmarketable in the U.S. due to the AnimationAgeGhetto. This movie was rated PG-13 when the first dub hit the screens...in the 80s, this actually stood out a bit.

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* GatewaySeries: Towards anime. Steven Spielberg had claimed the movie to be Unmarketable in the U.S. due to the AnimationAgeGhetto. This movie was rated PG-13 when the first dub hit the screens...in the 80s, this actually stood out a bit.



** "Bird-brain!"
** The 1988 dub has a bit of this, but in all honesty, that was actually not a bad dub for the time-being.
** The later dub has this too. The line "You mess with my head!" comes to mind.
* NarmCharm: While the original 1988 dub isn't considered that good anymore, its still rather charming and fun [[SoBadItsGood in its own right.]]

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** From the original Japanese version "Bird-brain!"
** The 1988 dub has a bit of this, but in all honesty, that was actually not a bad dub for the time-being.
dub: "Do it NOW!"
** The later dub has this too. The line 2001 dub: "You mess with my head!" comes to mind.
* NarmCharm: While the original 1988 dub isn't considered that good anymore, its still rather charming and fun [[SoBadItsGood in its own right.]]



* RetroactiveRecognition: Creator/MatthewMercer, who would become better known in the 2010s, voiced Kai in the 2001 dub.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: Creator/MatthewMercer, who would become better known in the 2010s, voiced Kai appeared in the 2001 dub.



* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: The 1988 dub. At the time, that was actually considered good. Some still do prefer that version because of NarmCharm.

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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: The 1988 dub, which was well regarded when it first came out, but is disliked by newer fans who are used to hearing the 2001 dub. At Likewise, older fans who are used to the time, that was actually considered good. Some still do prefer that version because of NarmCharm. 1988 dub dislike the 2001 dub.
1st Jul '16 11:25:33 PM Commander808-2
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* InferredHolocaust: The destruction of Neo-Tokyo at the end.
10th Jun '16 7:16:56 PM Cieloazul
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: For some reason, the film was overlooked in Japan while it received positive reviews in the Americas and Europe, basically introducing anime in those regions. The film version was also cited, along with ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'', as influences for American films like ''Franchise/TheMatrix'' and ''{{Film/Chronicle}}''.

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: For some reason, the film was overlooked in Japan while it received positive reviews in the Americas and Europe, basically introducing anime in those regions. The film version was also cited, along with ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'', ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'' and ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain'', as influences for American films like ''Franchise/TheMatrix'' and ''{{Film/Chronicle}}''.
10th Jan '16 11:49:48 PM Ominae
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** [[https://danbooru.donmai.us/posts?tags=otomo_katsuhiro_%28style%29 The poster where Kaneda walks towards his bike.]]
30th Dec '15 12:19:23 PM bt8257
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* HilariousInHindsight: The story is in a backdrop of the 2020 Neo-Tokyo Olympics, and Akira was apparently below the unfinished Olympic stadium. OnSeptember 9, 2013, Tokyo was selected as the host of the 2020 Summer Olympics.

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* HilariousInHindsight: The story is in a backdrop of the 2020 Neo-Tokyo Olympics, and Akira was apparently below the unfinished Olympic stadium. OnSeptember On September 9, 2013, Tokyo was selected as the host of the 2020 Summer Olympics.
30th Dec '15 12:19:11 PM bt8257
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* HilariousInHindsight: The story is in a backdrop of the 2020 Neo-Tokyo Olympics, and Akira was apparently below the unfinished Olympic stadium. Guess what happened at September 9, 2013? Tokyo has been selected as the host of the next Olympics in 2020.

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* HilariousInHindsight: The story is in a backdrop of the 2020 Neo-Tokyo Olympics, and Akira was apparently below the unfinished Olympic stadium. Guess what happened at September OnSeptember 9, 2013? 2013, Tokyo has been was selected as the host of the next Olympics in 2020.2020 Summer Olympics.
23rd Dec '15 7:15:39 AM crazysamaritan
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* HellIsThatNoise: The soundtrack [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcpFdngLi7Y Doll's Polyphony]] that's heard whenever Tetsuo hallucinates. Sounds like children humming in a sinister manner.
14th Sep '15 4:06:08 PM bt8257
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* AdaptationDisplacement: The movie is undoubtedly more well known than the original manga. In part because the manga had a really screwed up release. Marvel Comics bought the rights to translate it/bring it over to America when the movie was released in the US in 1989 and but Katsuhiro Otomo's decision to redraw the last 1/6th of the manga led to the US version seeing a massive delay in the publication of the last eight issues and by the time the last issue came out in 1995, the series was out of print as well as the trade paperbacks, of which only 10 of the proposed 13 volumes ever saw the light of day. It was not until Dark Horse Comics got the rights to the series in 2000 that the manga received wide release, in terms of availability.

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* AdaptationDisplacement: The movie is undoubtedly more well known than the original manga. In manga, in part because the manga it had a really screwed up release. Marvel Comics bought the rights to translate it/bring it over to America when the movie was released in the US in 1989 and but Katsuhiro Otomo's decision to redraw the last 1/6th of the manga led to the US version seeing a massive delay in the publication of the last eight issues and by the time the last issue came out in 1995, the series was out of print as well as the trade paperbacks, of which only 10 of the proposed 13 volumes ever saw the light of day. It was not until Dark Horse Comics got the rights to the series in 2000 that the manga received wide release, in terms of availability.



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