Successful in both Japan and the West, Akira had a huge impact on the international growth in popularity of manga and anime. Closely analysing the film and its key themes, Colin Odell and Michelle Le Blanc assess its historical importance, its impact on the Western perception of anime, and its influence on science fiction cinema.
|Subtitle||BFI Film Classic|
|Original publication date||31 Oct 2014|
|Number of pages||96|