Akira: A Manga Film That Changed The Definition Of Animated Movies


Akira: A Manga Film That Changed The Definition Of Animated Movies

If you are looking for a perfect manga film to watch, Akira can be the best choice for you. Akira is a film that changed the definition of animated films. Before Akira was directed, the concept of anime movies was stuck to romantic and earthly things. In case the directors wished to make some fantastic action movies, they often took it to the level of science fiction. But Akira proved that you can make an action movie with the characters existing on earth. Katsuhiro Otomo, the director of Akira had chosen the path paved by George Orwell and Aldous Huxley: the dystopian concept. The whole thing had been successfully implanted thanks to this theme. But there are some other reasons (or should we say lots of?) behind Akira being the landmark of manga film. Let’s check out.

Akira: A Manga Film That Changed The Definition Of Animated Movies
Akira: A Manga Film That Changed The Definition Of Animated Movies

Akira: Manga Film With A Cyberpunk Theme

You should wonder when you hear that a manga film can be a cyberpunk movie along with being placed in the dystopian theme. In our opinion, this is such a movie that everyone needs to watch. So, we would try to tell you the summary of the story with the help of its trailer. When you watch the trailer, you instantly understand that neo-Tokyo is about to explode. When a prefix ‘Neo’ adds with the city Tokyo, we can instantly realize the dystopian concept. Here the military takes the ultimate decision? But what happens when the military is compromised? Seems like cliché mystery movies? No, it’s not. Here comes the concept of cyberpunk in this manga film. A secret military project has mistakenly turned a gang of bikers into a gang of psychopaths. They have extreme physical abilities along with a tendency to murder people.

In this situation, they need to be stopped. But the military is helpless. They do not know how to become active against them as they do not have the antidote for it. The question prevails: will Neo-Tokyo get any chance to survive from these destructive psychos?

A Perfect Blend of Two Themes

If you are more into the theoretical concept of the themes, then you would easily realize that cyberpunk and dystopia are completely different themes. The director of this manga film has shown his skill in blending these two completely different themes. The viewers would not find any discrete thing in the whole storyline of the movie. Not only that, but manga film is also something about the animation and color scaling. The director has kept a sharp look at it as well.

Akira: A Manga Film That Changed The Definition Of Animated Movies
Akira: A Manga Film That Changed The Definition Of Animated Movies

The Color Scaling

The art directors of the anime movies of this time consider Akira to be the model for them. This is not only the model for perfect work, but it is a model of dedication as well. Just to make the movie colors perfect, more than 50 colors were created by the art directors of this movie. The movie has a perfect blend of bright and gloomy colors while matching the ambiance of the film.

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