Akira

Akira (1988)

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Corrected entry: Near the end, the satellite SOL shoots its first blast to Tetsuo and harms him very badly despite his great powers (he even loses his right arm). But Kaneda, who is only a couple of meters away from Tetsuo and has no special powers, manages to survive in perfect condition.

Correction: The blast was directly on Tetsuo, so Kaneda probably got lucky and was sheilded by flying debris from the actual "power" of the blast.

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Continuity mistake: On the bridge, in the next shot after the tank misfires, there is a red car on one of the bridge sections to the right. As the midsection begins to rise up it vanishes. Since the car right behind it does not move, as the section has not yet begin to fall, it's safe to assume this was a mistake.

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Kiyoko: The future is not a straight line. It is filled with many crossroads. There must be a future that we can choose for ourselves.

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Trivia: The music for this movie was completed before any of the composers saw a single frame of film, or even read the script. As a result of this, the music had to be edited to fit in some scenes.

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Question: Can anyone explain the significance of Tetsuo's transformation towards the end of the film? I've been told it supposed to symbolise something but I can't figure out what.

Answer: In effect, it should symbolize (just as the other psionics say) that humanity is not yet ready to control such power; we are mentally not 'mature' enough. And since we are mere 'children', we tend to play with that power without any real sense of responsibility, and before we know it, it goes out of control. In effect, it mirrors the lack of sense that we demonstrate in our real world, with our technical and political power.

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