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The Movie Defenders

The Movie Defenders podcast is a show dedicated to talking about the best things about the films you love, not tear everything down.

Jan 28, 2024

It's time to re-visit a fan-favorite and one of the most iconic anime films or shows of all time... Akira! This 1988 film took the west by storm and for many it introduced them to the world of Japanese animation. For some, this film is a beloved classic. For others, they aren't sure what they hype is about. Hopefully at the end of this episode everyone can appreciate what a truly fantastic piece of film this is. Before we peel back the many deep layers of this film we go over our Top 5 Anime Movies or Shows of all time. So grab your tricked out bikes, watch out for elderly children, and always scream the name of your best friend... it's time for Akira on The Movie Defenders podcast!

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  • 00:00:00 Intro and Announcements
  • 00:31:54 Top 5 Anime Movies and Shows
  • 01:04:14 Akira Discussion Begins
  • 01:55:40 Tetsuo Has Powers
  • 02:11:39 Visiting Akira
  • 02:19:19 Shikishima vs. Parliament
  • 02:33:49 Tetsuo Learns the Truth
  • 02:36:41 Kaneda vs. Tetsuo Begins
  • 02:44:03 Kei Talks About the Past
  • 02:55:01 The Truth About Akira
  • 03:10:21 Akira Will Save Tetsuo

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