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AKIRA. Katushiro Otomo, dir. Japan: Akira Committee, 1989. Katushiro Otomo, script, based on his graphic novel.

Animated. See for a mise en scène similar to BLADE RUNNER and BRAZIL, plus the reforming of "an arm out of circuitry" and the transformation of "teddy bears and toy cars" into "ravenous biomechanical creatures" (quoting Daniel Schweiger, "Disturbing apocalyptic future fantasy like cyberpunk Disney," Cinefantastique 20.4 [March 1990]: 46).