Akira is a 1988 animated futuristic science fiction film. It is also regarded as one of the best animated movies of all time, and one of the greatest science fiction films of all time. It influenced countless other works. For these reasons, I had seen the movie back in 2014, when I kinda begun setting about to become more literate in film.
It holds up, and I can’t really ever imagining this film never holding up. It was awe inspiring the first time I saw it, and just as awesome the second time around. The use of colours in this film is unlike most others. Done with purpose, with meaning, so that audience knows exactly how to feel. And the animation was smooth, even with it being entirely hand-drawn.
My personal experience watching the second allowed me to really kinda see the detail the film used, and the depth of the animation. I felt, unlike usual, I was not bored and was still drawn to the story, the characters and the film overall. The violence was still visceral and actioney, not boring and expected. I admittedly had a dubbed version, but the setting of Neo-Tokyo is not jarring and the film could very easily be set anywhere, which I think is an aspect that has helped the film age so well. Despite being an Asian film, it very easily fits as a World Film, with appeal globally.