We kick off our inaugural Ani-May with the seminal 80s anime, Akira. But will the RRP crew find greatness in this well regarded film, or will it be as grotesque as it's climactic mutation - listen to find out what we think!

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In this Episode:

  • 00:04:14 ROUNDTABLE: We play the TV spot for Akira and give an overview of the technical specs of this film
  • 00:06:59 LIKES: The aspects of this sci-fi animated film that positively moved us
  • 00:22:19 SOCIALIZE: Feedback on Akira from our listeners via Facebook Group, Twitter, and Instagram
  • 00:26:23 DISLIKES: Elements of this anime that were making us rethink doing Ani-May
  • 00:44:50 FINAL RATING: Classic (Disputed)
  • 00:50:15 FEEDBACK & ANNOUNCEMENTS: Show announcements, and how to contact us

🎬 Akira Technicals, Cast, and Crew

  • Released: 16 July 1988 (Japan)
  • Runs: 124 min
  • Rated: R
  • Directed by: Katsuhiro Ôtomo
  • With the lead stars being: Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama
  • And Music composed by: Shôji Yamashiro
  • Akira was made for $9 Million and earned $49 Million worldwide at the box office.