Akira

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Extremely violent classic introduced anime to Westerners.

R 1988 124 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 12 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 24 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 17+

Idiotic Parents.

To you idiotic parents, Don't let your child watch this. You keep on saying "I let my 10 year old kid watch this" or something like that. The movie is rated R for christ sake.

This title has:

Educational value
age 17+

Too scary for kids

My son loved anime when he was about 10 so I let him try akira but he didn't like the violence and I didn't want him one scene with bare breasts but I stayed up after sending him to bed and I loved it

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing

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