Akira: Post-Apocalyptic Japan... and a Really Cool Motorcycle
|He is never far from his wheels|
|Walking to the bike|
|The film is set in post-apocalyptic Japan|
|There's a lot to be angry about in this|
This is hand-drawn animation at his best. It's all about the futuristic bike, that's the real star and is somewhat iconic in Japanese anime. There is loving detail lavished on seemingly minor features that only a true pro would bother attempting. In that sense, this is in the tradition of the old Disney films like "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" that retain their quality and appeal decades later. Films such as this definitely have a different feel than the current crop of computer-generated Hollywood blockbusters.
|Akira live-action movie motorcycle|
|Dripping blood, like the flag|
This should be on everyone's list of animated films to watch. Below is the Blu-ray trailer.