Akira

Other mistake: During the first volley from the laser satellite, Kaneda is less than 30 meters from Tetsuo. A massive explosion and fireball hundreds of meters wide is shown within seconds, but somehow, Kaneda survives despite close proximity to the blast. (01:36:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Kaneda and the others are being questioned by the police, you can see a colored strip on the interrogator's uniform lose it's color. This happens in the special edition too.

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Female in crowd: Those are so fattening.

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Trivia: Kaneda once makes a remark about Kei's relationship with Ryu. In the original comic, Ryu is Kei's older brother.

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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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