Elvis Mitchell The New York Times
Violent as it is on the surface, Akira is tranquil at its core. The story's sanest characters plead for the wise use of mankind's frightening new powers, lending the whole film the feeling of a cautionary tale. show more
The most expensive animated feature ever made in Japan (over 1 billion yen) and it's easily the most impressive, as well. show more
Luke Y. Thompson New Times (L.A.)
One of the few unanimously acclaimed classics of Japanese animation. show more
Michael Atkinson Village Voice
Some kind of fever-dream masterpiece, easily the most breathtaking and kinetic anime ever made and one of the most eloquent films about atomic afterclap. show more
August 25, 2008 Mkmiketunney
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easily the most impressive japanimated feature ever,as well as the most violent and biggest money maker to make(over 1 billion in budget).
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