Episode 333: Akira (1988)


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Special Guest: Jonathan Clements Guest Co-Hosts: El Goro, Chris Cummins Based on his manga of the same name, and released two years before the end of the comic series, Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira (1988) tells the tale of Kaneda -- a teenage punk in a motorcycle gang -- and Kei -- a member of an underground resistance -- and their adventures in NeoTokyo. They enter into a world of psychics including the titular Akira, the little boy with incredible powers that lead to the devastating explosion that opens the film. Special guest Jonathan Clements, author of Anime: A History, provides Mike with some much-needed background on Japanese animation while co-hosts El Goro and Chris Cummins describe their love of Otomo's groundbreaking film. Links: Buy Akira on Blu-Ray Buy Akira, the manga Visit the School Girl Milky Crisis blog Check out the books of Jonathan Clmenets Visit the Akira wiki Visit the Talk Without Rhythm podcast Read Chris Cummins's articles on Den of Geek

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