Plain and simple, Akira is a must-watch for any anime aficionado. It's just as vivid and beautiful as it is ominous and gut-wrenchingly painful. Akira will draw you in with its sweeping narrative, abundant, powerful symbolism, and dystopian atmosphere instantly, though, it's not afraid to leave you behind when the plot gets heavy.
Cons: Slightly graphic and not intended for literal thinkers.
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A classic of the genre, exceptional animation, deep plot and characters, in America, it elevated many people's opinions about animated movies from being just kiddie fare to being for adults as well. Cons: a lot is lost in translation both from the book to the screen, then again from Japanese to English (at least in the original translation) graphic violence isn't for everyone, story can be conf...