Akira: Classic Or Dud?

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I don't know anything about anime/manga, but does all manga that aims at being taken seriously lead to a grand abstract mystical/spiritual union of everything?

a being that goes on two legs and is ungrateful (dyao), Wednesday, 19 August 2009 02:31 (ten years ago) link

ya p much

a narwhal done gored my sister nell (cankles), Wednesday, 19 August 2009 02:50 (ten years ago) link

haha!

Nhex, Wednesday, 19 August 2009 04:15 (ten years ago) link

how can that account for things like Lupin III?

ian, Wednesday, 19 August 2009 05:31 (ten years ago) link

can it really be said that lupin "aims at being taken seriously"?

a narwhal done gored my sister nell (cankles), Wednesday, 19 August 2009 05:43 (ten years ago) link

that's not a dis btw, most of this shit could learn to take itself less seriously

a narwhal done gored my sister nell (cankles), Wednesday, 19 August 2009 05:44 (ten years ago) link

lol no i suppose not, i wasn't thinking of that bit--and certainly i agree that it's a plus when anime doesn't take itself too seriouly. i've lost my tolerance for retarded cosmology and convoluted hierarchies in my shit. i just want laffs n dope animation, maybe a wee bit of the old ultraviolence. which reminds me--watching Akira last night on dvd it was significantly gorier than what i remember from my youth.

ian, Wednesday, 19 August 2009 06:06 (ten years ago) link

"i've lost my tolerance for retarded cosmology and convoluted hierarchies in my shit."
I haven't read/watched that much, but I can't think of anything outside akira that does this sincerely/seriously, but maybe this is because i've never watched most series to the end. tell me dragon ball and lone wolf and cub don't end this way. I can tell you Sanctuary is retarded-cosmology-free, but is full of call for political consciousness being cover for sublimated homosexuality.

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 19 August 2009 17:22 (ten years ago) link

two months pass...

http://www.threewordphrase.com/embarrassing.jpg

spergliacci (cankles), Wednesday, 4 November 2009 19:39 (nine years ago) link

one year passes...

most amazing internet rumour:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2010/nov/08/zac-efron-akira-shotaro-kaneda

嬰ハ長調 (c sharp major), Monday, 8 November 2010 15:58 (eight years ago) link

This reminds me of the little news-in-briefs you'd get in nerdy magazines of the late 80s and early 90s: Richard Gere to play Blue Beetle! Frank Miller to script new Michael Elphick drama... etc

Chuck_Tatum, Monday, 8 November 2010 18:37 (eight years ago) link

oh no...

akira was def the first anime i saw. at some point in the mid 90s me and other teenage friends became very aware of it somehow. is that when it started showing on cable? we totally fetishized it for the gore. ninja scroll too.

another al3x, Monday, 8 November 2010 19:16 (eight years ago) link

i thought i read somewhere dicaprio or frodo baggins had secured the rights to make this a year ago?

Philip Nunez, Monday, 8 November 2010 20:13 (eight years ago) link

are you thinking about Tobey MacGuire's Robotech thing?

kkvgz, Monday, 8 November 2010 21:31 (eight years ago) link

No, DiCaprio's been dying to make this for years now.

lawl elf quest. i still have my record of lodoss and neon genesis evangelion vhs tapes i used to buy one every two weeks w/my allowance then dvd hit ;_;

LOL! This describes my experience as well, Lamp!

Princess TamTam, Monday, 8 November 2010 23:05 (eight years ago) link

Haha, I have a bunch of old anime VHS tapes lying in the shelf too: Akira, Ninja Scroll, Wicked City, Wings of Honneamise (awesome movie, this one), Battle Angel Alita, Dragon Half (funny shit) Patlabor, Ghost in the Shell, etc etc. I don't know why I haven't thrown them away, I haven't owned a video player nor a TV set for years.

Tuomas, Tuesday, 9 November 2010 07:49 (eight years ago) link

three months pass...

First Efron now . . . Franco?

http://www.digitalspy.com/movies/news/a303460/franco-in-talks-for-live-action-akira.html

ENBB, Sunday, 13 February 2011 22:21 (eight years ago) link

eight years pass...

Ok I am finally going to read Domu this weekend

Chuck_Tatum, Saturday, 6 July 2019 13:11 (one month ago) link


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