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Akira (1988) Feature Length Theatrical Animated Film Akira

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Akira Committee Company, Ltd., Dragon Production, Nakamura Production, Telecom Animation Film Company, Mash Room, Toho, Hakuhodo, Tokyo Movie Shinsha Mitsuo Iwata, Tatsuhiko Nakamura, Sachie Itô, Kayoko Fujii, Masami Toyoshima, Yuka Ôno, Issei Futamata, Kôzô Shioya, Sanshirô Nitta; Full Voice Cast Full Voice Cast.. Katsuhiro Ôtomo Shunzo Kato, Ryohei Suzuki, Sawako Noma, Yoshimasa Mizuo , Takeshi Seyama Shoji Yamashiro
  • 1988
  • Akira Committee Company, Ltd., Dragon Production, Nakamura Production, Telecom Animation Film Company, Mash Room, Toho, Hakuhodo, Tokyo Movie Shinsha
  • Toho Productions
  • Feature Length Theatrical Animated Film
  • Cartoon Characters: Shôtarô Kaneda, Tetsuo Shima, Kei, Ryû, Nezu, Miyako, Kaori, Yamagata, Watanabe, Kai, Colonel Shikishima, Doctor, Engineer Sakiyama, Takeyama, Kuwata, Masaru, Takashi, Kiyoko.
  • Vocal Talent: Mitsuo Iwata (Shôtarô Kaneda), Nozomu Sasaki (Tetsuo Shima), Mami Koyama (Kei), Tesshô Genda (Ryû), Hiroshi Ôtake (Nezu), Kôichi Kitamura (Miyako, Committee A), Michihiro Ikemizu (Inspector, Committee I), Yuriko Fuchizaki (Kaori), Masaaki Ôkura (Yamagata), Tarô Arakawa (Watanabe), Takeshi Kusao (Kai), Tarô Ishida (Colonel Shikishima), Mizuho Suzuki (Doctor), Kazumi Tanaka (Army), Masayuki Katô (Engineer Sakiyama, Committee D), Yôsuke Akimoto (Manager), Masato Hirano (Takeyama, Spy, Committee F), Yukimasa Kishino (Kuwata, Terrorist, Assistant, Committe B), Kazuhiro Kandô (Masaru (No. 27) (voice), Tatsuhiko Nakamura (Takashi No. 26), Sachie Itô (Kiyoko No. 25), Kayoko Fujii (Girl A), Masami Toyoshima (Girl B), Yuka Ôno (Girl C), Issei Futamata, Kôzô Shioya, Sanshirô Nitta, Hideyuki Umezu, Satoru Inagaki.
  • Directed By Katsuhiro Ôtomo.
  • Produced By Shunzo Kato, Ryohei Suzuki.
    Executive Producer: Sawako Noma.
    Associate Producer: Yoshimasa Mizuo.
  • Written By Izou (Izo) Hashimoto.
    Original Manga: Katsuhiro Ôtomo.
  • Edited By Takeshi Seyama.

Additional Crew:



  • Production Designers: Kuzuo Ebisawa, Yuji Ikehata, Koji Ono.
  • Art Director: Toshiharu Mizutani.
  • Production Managers: Yoichi Ikeda, Takahisa Yokomizo.
  • Production Co-Ordinator: Ken Tsunoda.
  • Color Key Stylist: Kimie Yamano, Michiko Ikeuchi, Setsuko Tanaka.
  • Layout Artists: Kiyomi Tanaka, Takashi Watabe.
  • Background Artists (Baku Production): Hirofumi Hagimiwa, Kazuhiro Sato, Mitsuhara Miyamae, Osamu Honda, Tatsuo Imamura.
  • Background Artists (Ishigaki Productions): Eiko Sudo, Fukiko Hashizume, Hiroyuki Mitsumoto, Hiroyuki Ogura, Kaoru Honma, Kazuhiro Kinoshita, Kazutoshi Shimizu, Kenichi Takahashi, Mamoru Konno, Yôji Nakaza, Yoshi Kanajima, Yukihiro Shibuya.
  • Background Artists (Kobayashi Productions): Nobohiro Otsuka, Shinji Kimura, Tokumi Nagayasu.
  • Background Artist (Studio Fuga): Asako Kodaira, Hajime Soga, Katsufumi Haryu, Keni Kamiyama, Mariko Kobayashi, Masatoshi Kai, Miyuki Kudo, Noboru Tatsuike, Sanae Ichioka, Satoshi Kuroda, Tatsuya Kushida, Tokuhiro Hiragi, Toru Hashiyama, Tsutomu Uchida.
  • Background Artists (Studio Uni): Akira Furuya, Akiyoshi Iijima, Jiro Kawano, Kaori Yamasaki, Takashi Nakamura, Tatehiko Uchida.
  • Chief Animator: Takashi Nakamura.
  • Assistant To Chief Animator: Koji Morimoto.
  • Animation Directors: Yoshio Takeuchi, Hiroaki Sato.
  • Key Animation: Katsuro Fukushima.
  • Animation Checkers: Hisahiko Komiya, Hitomi Tateno, Mitsunori Murata, Noriko Ogawa, Noriko Shiotani, Teruyo Tateyama, Yuriko Kashiwakure.
  • Animation In-Betweeners: Dragon Productions: Akiko Nakamura, Akiko Yoshii, Chieko Shiobara, Daihachi Okajima, Junko Isaka, Kaori Miyagawa, Katsumoto Ehara, Kenichi Katsui, Kenji Yamamoto, Mariko Araki, Mariko Takekuchi, Masami Takebuchi, Midori Nagaoka, Miyuki Murai, Takayaki Shimura, Tomoko Takei, Yoshiaki Wakaki, Yoshiko Kuriihara, Yuichi Miura.
  • Animation In-Betweeners, Nakamura Productions: Hisao Yamazaki, Kazuyuki Iizuka, Koichi Taguchi, Noriyuki Nakajima, Shinichi Sasaki, Shusaku Chiba, Takashi Noto, Takayuki Ishizuka, Takuro Shinpo, Tatsuya Uetsu, Teiji Hiramatsu, Yoshiuki Fukuda.
  • Animation In-Betweeners, Telecom Animation: Akiko Kawauchi, Akira Tsukada, Eiichiro Nishiyama, Emiko Hirama, Emiko Nishiyama, Himako Komatsu, Hiroko Takatani, Hiroko Watanabe, Hiroko Yoshizawa, Hiroshi Satô, Hisao Yokobori, Junko Saito, Junko Uenoyama, Kayoko Nakafuji, Keiko Yozawa, Koji Kawasaki, Masako Hayashi, Masato Mukai, Masayoshi Shimura, Masayuki Osawa, Mayumi Suzuki, Miyuki Aoki, Natsuko Takahashi, Noboru Sasaki, Nobuo Kamaki, Norio Saito, Rie Niidome, Seiko Azuma, Shinsuke Harada, Shoujirou Nishimi, Takashi Kawaguchi, Takashi Umeda, Takeshi Konakawa, Takuo Tominaga, Takuya Iinuma, Tatsushi Narita, Toshio Nkagome, Yasuhiro Takema, Yasuyuki Shimuzu, Yoko Nagashima, Yoko Sakurai, Yoshiaki Matsuo, Yoshiko Fujita, Yoyoi Toki, Yuji Nakamura, Yukari Fujii, Yumi Yanagawa.
  • Inking And Painting: Atsushi Fujitsuka, Atsushi Sato, Haruni Yatsu, Hideyuki Yagisawa, Hiromi Shirouchi, Junichi Uehara, Mayumi Kimura, Miho Uchiyama, Mika Isuda, Minako Mori, Minoru Ueno, Naoko Kawakami, Shihoko Nakayama, Tomoko Mitsui, Yukihiko Michimoto, Yumiko Kawaguchi.
  • Computer Graphics: High-Tech Lab Japan, Inc.
  • Director of Photography: Katsuji Misawa.
  • Animation Photographers (Asahi Productions): Atsushi Okui, Hideko Takahashi, Hiroyuki Matsuzawa, Kazunobu Okeda, Kazuta Furubayashi, Keiko Nobumoto, Shuichi Ito, Tetsu Keibu, Toshiyoki Umeda, Yoichi Hasegawa, Yuki Asaine, Yukinori Sakai.
  • Animation Photographers (Toms Photo): Moriyuki Terashita, Hajime Hasegawa, Hiroshi Kanai, Hitoshi Nishiyama, Hitoshi Shirao, Kenichi Kobayashi, Takashi Nomura, Takahisa Ogawa, Hironori Yoshino.
  • Animation Photographer (Asahi Productions): Akio Saitô.
  • Laboratory: Tokyo Laboratory Ltd., Tokyo, Japan.
  • Sound Recording Director: Susumu Aketagawa.
  • Supervising Re-Recording Engineer: Tetsuo Segawa.
  • Sound Effects Supervisor: Shizuo Karahashi.

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Kaneda is a bike gang leader whose close friend Tetsuo gets involved in a government secret project knowned as Akira. On his way to save Tetsuo, Kaneda runs into a...  (more)

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Anime at it's best. Akira was well ahead of it's time. This movie has breathtaking animation that dazzles throughout. Lots of action highlight this classic film destined to be on people's top 10 animated movies list for years...  (read more)

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