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Akira

Posted on 2015.06.05 at 11:20
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On the suggestion of a couple of new friends, I purchased Akira and watched it with my children. While "groundbreaking" in 1988, going back to experience something which has already been established doesn't seem to be met with the same awe.

Initially, they found the stylization very un-anime (more like a regular cartoon they said) but during the movie, discussed elements they were aware of in other anime they've seen in a sort of real-time comparative analysis. As they have watched far more than I have, I listened intently to which ideas presented in this movie had been applied to later series they were familiar with.

That said, while both kids disliked the 95-minute movie, they've been talking about it for two days. Which can be, I suppose, a point of controversial films.





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mrflash818
mrflash818 at 2015-06-05 22:43 (UTC) (Link)

Armitage III, Ghost in the Shell

If not already in your watched list, then a suggestion would be Armitage III

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109151/


One last suggestion would be "Ghost In The Shell."

*warning* there is a little bit of nudity, and it is more violent than Akira and Armitage III. If the kids are younger than middle school, might not be suitable to share with them yet

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113568/
mrflash818
mrflash818 at 2015-06-05 22:47 (UTC) (Link)

Armitage III, Ghost in the Shell

I'd also recommend Armitage III, and Ghost in the Shell.

(duplicate suggestion, as my previous post, with IMDB URLs, LJ told me would be marked as spam *sigh*)

ehowton
ehowton at 2015-06-05 23:50 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Armitage III, Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell - that's what The Matrix was based upon, no? And thanks for the other suggestion as well. Sounds like I have some catch up to do. I did just download Chobits (but only because its not on Netflix). If I like it as much as I hope I will (what Her was obliquely based upon as I understand it) I will be looking for some Blu-Ray in the near future. AnimeCon is in July here in Wichita so hopefully it won't be a long wait!

Edited at 2015-06-06 03:34 am (UTC)
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