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Akira

Michelle Le Blanc

Michelle Le Blanc is a writer, broadcaster and film critic. She is co-author of Horro Films and Anime, amongst other titles, and editor of Kamera, the online film salon. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Colin Odell

Colin Odell is a writer, broadcaster and film critic. He is co-author of Horror Films and Anime, amongst other titles, and editor of Kamera, the online film salon. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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British Film Institute, 2014

BFI Film Classics

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...Successful in both Japan and the West, Akira had a huge impact on the international growth in popularity of manga and anime. Closely analysing the film and its key themes, Colin O'Dell and Michelle Le Blanc assess its historical importance, its impact on the Western perception of anime, and its influence on science fiction cinema....