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Akira: Special Edition

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Godfather of Anime

I have known of this title for a long time but just got it. What I found was the most outstanding way to put violence into a cartoon. The story line is the best I'v seen in a movie and is going strong. I am addicted and I'm currently collecting the manga, realising that...
I have known of this title for a long time but just got it. What I found was the most outstanding way to put violence into a cartoon. The story line is the best I'v seen in a movie and is going strong. I am addicted and I'm currently collecting the manga, realising that a lot is not in the movie, and it still puts me in a daydream.

posted by Anonymous on October 1, 2010

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Superior anime, inferior dialog.

I think Akira is the greatest anime in history and always will be. Akira introduced me to anime and made me think about everything. But I hate this version because Pioneer butchered Akira by changing the dub. In the original, Kaneda sounded cool and tough because he w...
I think Akira is the greatest anime in history and always will be. Akira introduced me to anime and made me think about everything. But I hate this version because Pioneer butchered Akira by changing the dub. In the original, Kaneda sounded cool and tough because he was voiced by Jimmy Flinders (he voiced Leonardo from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles). In this one, Kaneda sounds like a sissy because he was voiced by Johnny Yong Bosch (he voiced Vash from Trigun, which stinks). The dialog sounds lifeless, idiotic, and modern. Those groupies from Kaneda's bike gang fit all three descriptions because of the revised dub. In the original, they sounded more realistic and authentic. Boycott all the Akira DVDs from Pioneer and buy the Akira 'ultimate collection' DVD from Manga. Heed my advice, you'll thank me some day!!

posted by Anonymous on October 1, 2010

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Time During the Days of Bimota Tesi at war with Psyclops

    This is one of the most memorable and noteworthy of the Japanese Anime Genere save for the original Speed Racer series itself; and true to it's roots, we have Tetsuo on his lowly yet roadworthy rice rocket followed by his wayward cousin Kaneda on well,... The Mammoth Bike... The Suzuki GSXR Ultimaximus.

    The Slavedragon remembers these Seasons during the Abyss rather with a fond bittersweet betearing of loves lost and fine days during the sun under the realms of Odin.

    We have two young magnet school droputs, who, true to form, have each stolen his own bike. "No you can't have mine, steal your own". Words of Odin one should heed.

    Now our friends get deep into the hidden weaponry of the state gone rogue by some rather sickly deformed abominations of the spirit in personal development who have colluded with bad science to create some rather frightening Monsters. How the god Akira found out about it is beyond my understanding but he is made carnate in flesh, (well, sort of) and then a crowd of religious fanatics gather togther to exalt Tetsuo, (with whom Akira is in communication with), over the screaming fanticss of the greatest city wide riot and mosh pit anyone one could ever imagine.

    The film is great fun and could never be made by actors. This film shows the superiority in certain drama of the Animated form. In addition to that, we deal in the best rendition of the usability of the Bimota Tesi and The Frog 750 from Milan 1984, set in a believeable science of usability on the street.

    Quorthon of Bathory call this film, "Odin's Ride o'er Nordlundt" Sssshhhh. keep it down! Others call it the Battle of Lost Tokyo. "who he?"

    This film is real. Parents will never even think to look twice at it.

    The Slavedragon hath bespaken.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    better, but not.

    i like the new voices, but at the same time i grew up watching this movie and i just expect the guy who did the voice of leonardo from teenage mutant ninja turtles to be kanaeda's voice. when you've seen a movie so many time you can almost quote the whole thing all the way through and then you buy the dvd and its completely different dialogue and voices? it kinda throws you off and you are disappointed.(even though i always thought kanaeda's voice was cheesy)i don't think i was ready for it to change. i reccomend it highly anyway, especially if you've never seen it. if you're an ald school fan like me, pass and wait till you find an old vhs. now if they would re-re-release it with the old dialogue (fingers crossed)and the new with an option for whichever one you wanted to hear, that would be AWESOME! then you could compare the two and make your decision. ---- still the best though.-----

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