Akira (1988 film)

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Akira (Japanese: アキラ Hepburn: Akira) is a 1988 Japanese animated post-apocalyptic cyberpunk film directed by Katsuhiro Otomo, produced by Ryōhei Suzuki and Shunzō Katō, and written by Otomo and Izo Hashimoto, based on Otomo's manga of the same name.wikipedia
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Cam Clarke

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He is best known for providing the voices of Leonardo and Rocksteady in the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series and Shotaro Kaneda in the 1989 original Streamline Pictures English dub of Akira.

Johnny Yong Bosch

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Johnny Yong Bosch, Kaneda's voice actor in the Pioneer English dub, was nominated for Best Actor and Best Actor in a Comedy at American Anime Awards, but lost to fellow Naruto and Persona voice actors Vic Mignogna and Dave Wittenberg, respectively.
He provides the English voices for a number of anime productions and video games, including Shotaro Kaneda in Akira, Vash the Stampede in Trigun, Ichigo Kurosaki in Bleach, Sasori in Naruto, Renton Thurston in Eureka Seven, Itsuki Koizumi in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Lelouch vi Britannia in Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, Izaya Orihara in Durarara!!, Noby Nobita in Doraemon, Yu Narukami and Tohru Adachi in the Persona 4 series, Yukio Okumura in Blue Exorcist, Hajime Hinata/Izuru Kamukura in Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, Rantaro Amami in the Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony, Makoto Tachibana in Free! and T.K. Takaishi in Digimon Adventure tri..

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It is also a landmark film in the cyberpunk genre, particularly the Japanese cyberpunk subgenre, as well as adult animation.
This subgenre began in 1982 with the debut of the manga series Akira, with its 1988 anime film adaptation later popularizing the subgenre.

Streamline Pictures

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Akira premiered in Japan on 16 July 1988 by Toho, and was released the following year in the United States by pioneering animation distributor Streamline Pictures.
The first high-profile product distributed by Streamline was its December 1988 release of the anime film Akira.

Wendee Lee

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Some of her major voice roles in anime include Kei in the Pioneer dub of Akira, Faye Valentine on Cowboy Bebop, Myōjin Yahiko in Rurouni Kenshin, Takeru "T.K." Takaishi on Digimon Adventure, Haruhi Suzumiya on The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and Konata Izumi on Lucky Star.

Nozomu Sasaki

In 1988, he voiced the character Tetsuo Shima in the movie Akira, which was adapted from the manga of the same name.

Mitsuo Iwata

He is also known for the role of Kaneda in the 1988 anime film Akira and won the 7th Seiyu Awards for Best Personality in 2013.

Mami Koyama

In feature films, she voiced Kei in Akira, and the adult Chiyoko Fujiwara in Millennium Actress.

Steve Kramer (actor)

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Akira – Roy (Streamline dub), additional voices (Animaze dub)

Bob Buchholz

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Akira - Ryu (Animaze Dub)

Melora Harte

Akira - Kiyoko (Streamline dub), Additional Voices (Streamline and Geneon dubs)

Sandy Fox

Marie Danielle
Her first major roles in anime were as Kiyoko in the Animaze dub of Akira and Lady Aska in Magic Knight Rayearth.

Lara Cody

Mike Reynolds (actor)

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Akira - Mr. Nezu (Animaze dub)

Michael Lindsay

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Akira: The Special Edition - Yamagata (as Dylan Tully)

Bob Bergen

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He also played the part of No-Face in the 2001 Academy Award-winning movie Spirited Away and Kai and Masaru in the Streamline-dubbed version of the anime classic Akira.

Jan Rabson

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In some of his anime dubbing and on-camera work, he used the name Stanley Gurd Jr., and is best known for voicing Tetsuo Shima from Akira (the Streamline dub for Orion Pictures) under that name.

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Katsuhiro Otomo

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Akira (Japanese: アキラ Hepburn: Akira) is a 1988 Japanese animated post-apocalyptic cyberpunk film directed by Katsuhiro Otomo, produced by Ryōhei Suzuki and Shunzō Katō, and written by Otomo and Izo Hashimoto, based on Otomo's manga of the same name.
He is best known as the creator of the manga Akira and its animated film adaptation.

Toho

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Akira premiered in Japan on 16 July 1988 by Toho, and was released the following year in the United States by pioneering animation distributor Streamline Pictures.

Akira (manga)

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Akira (Japanese: アキラ Hepburn: Akira) is a 1988 Japanese animated post-apocalyptic cyberpunk film directed by Katsuhiro Otomo, produced by Ryōhei Suzuki and Shunzō Katō, and written by Otomo and Izo Hashimoto, based on Otomo's manga of the same name.
An animated film adaptation (anime) was released in 1988 that shortened the plot considerably while retaining many of the manga's primary characters and plot elements alongside additional scenes, settings and motifs.

TMS Entertainment

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The animation for the film was provided for by animation producers, Tokyo Movie Shinsha (now TMS Entertainment).
TMS is one of the oldest anime studios in Japan; best known for produced numerous anime franchises such as Lupin the 3rd, Detective Conan, Bakugan, D.Gray-man, and Sonic X and feature-length films Akira and Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland, alongside animation works for western animation such as Animaniacs, Batman: The Animated Series, Ducktales, Spider-Man: The Animated Series and Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears.