Originally published January 15, 2012 on tumblr
okay…. i know it’s damn near blasphemy to be a fan of Anime and yet never having seen this film.
but i have known about it since i was a kid, my dad even has a figure
of the iconic red bike. We never owned it VHS and if we did it probably
got ruined over the years…. anyways he didn’t see the need to own it on
dvd… he had seen it…
but i hadn’t.
so about a year after geneon went out of business i was at a con and
they were selling Akira really cheap…. like 5 or 10 dollars. so i said
“you know what…. it’s iconic and i want to see it and if that means
buying it then fine… gladly”
so i did… and brought it home and dad went “oh cool, let me borrow this… “
so for many years it sat in the computer room where dad had watched
it…. and i forgot about it cause i don’t go down there if i don't have
to… i have a comp in my room so there is no need.
anyways he did recently give it back…. but i was swamped with classes
so once again it got put in the “need to watch/read” pile where it
Now…. last week was my first week back from break, my web images class told us we needed to watch a movie from a list of 5….
after picking a group an the movie inception (i swear this IS
relevant) we decided why not come to my place… watch it AND watch black
swan which i hadn’t seen and neither had another group member… seeing as
my boyfriend hadn’t seen it either we invited him as well and had
essentially a movie marathon…. started with black swan… then right into
then at the end of inception when they are limbo my boyfriend states.
“ah this scene is right out of Akira with the water and the crumbling
buildings… i just love the look” he probably mentioned it cause we
commented how the earlier gravity defying hallway reminds us of a scene
anyways that reminded me that i still owned that damn movie and still hadn’t seen it…
well i was done putting it off… and my group member whom is also my
friend hadn’t seen it either… so when my BF had to leave she stayed and
we watched it.
(see…. told you the tangent was relevant)
so after all that… what did i think?
wow…. that was really good, everything was really engaging… okay i
really didn’t like the music but it worked so not too many complaints.
omg jonny young bosche is in everything…
well not everything but the version of akira i have has him as the
main character… and then i put in gankutsuou…. where he plays Albert… so
off to imdb we went… and yeah…. he’s done a lot… mostly main characters
on top of all that… easily impressive.
so yeah…. go watch it…. even considering how old it is… the animation is gorgeous… simply amazing.