AKIRA (1989 ANIMATED JAPAN) D/W/P: KATSUHIRO OTOMO W: IZO HASHIMOTO
By far the most famous and internationaly popular Japanese animated feature (before POCKET MONSTERS came along). Based on Otomo's manga, this futuristic epic (with superior animation) may confuse viewers unfamiliar with the graphic novel, but repeated viewings are recommended for maximum enjoyment.Takes place in a post-nuke Neo-Tokyo where biker gangs run wild. There's an intricate plot that i'm not going to begin to try and explain here, just see it at all costs. Hashimoto is also responsible for the live action weirdness that is LUCKY SKY DIAMOND.

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