“Akira” quotes

(1988)
Cartoon Akira
Title Akira
Year 1988
Director Katsuhiro Ôtomo
Genre Sci-Fi, Animation
Plot – The Third World War has devastated the city of Tokyo. Despite the police agents are blunt and brutal, they have to deal with gangs of teenagers who sow violence in the streets. Tetsuo, a violent biker, is captured by politicians and he's used for the conquest of the planet.
All actors – Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Tesshô Genda, Hiroshi Ôtake, Kôichi Kitamura, Michihiro Ikemizu, Yuriko Fuchizaki, Masaaki Ôkura, Tarô Arakawa, Takeshi Kusao, Kazumi Tanaka, Masayuki Katô, Yôsuke Akimoto, Masato Hirano, Yukimasa Kishino, Kazuhiro Kamifuji, Tatsuhiko Nakamura, Fukue Itô, Issei Futamata, Kôzô Shioya, Michitaka Kobayashi, Hideyuki Umezu, Satoru Inagaki, Kayoko Fujii, Masami Toyoshima, Yuka Ôno, Tarô Ishida, Mizuho Suzuki, Cam Clarke, Steve Kramer, Lewis Lemay, Barbara Goodson, Jan Rabson, Tony Pope, Lara Cody, Bob Bergen, Melora Harte, Watney Held, Wally Burr, Julie Phelan, Eddie Frierson, Brad Wurst, Bruce Winant, Johnny Yong Bosch, Joshua Seth, Wendee Lee, Sandy Fox, Jamieson Price, Cody MacKenzie, Bob Buchholz, Kirk Thornton, Chloe Thornton, Detroit Louie, Matthew Mercer, Matthew Hustin, Michael Lindsay, Michael Sorich, Michael Forest, Mike Reynolds, Paul St. Peter, Lee Kelso, Patricia Ja Lee, Mona Marshall, Michael McConnohie, Michelle Ruff, Peter Lee, Stephen Apostolina, Robert Axelrod, Rebecca Forstadt, Steve Staley, Derek Stephen Prince, Steve Blum, Skip Stellrecht, Simon Prescott, Ted Rae, Tony Oliver, William Knight, William Bassett, Kurt P. Wimberger, Lisa Tarulli, Jessica Gee, Joe Romersa, Ivan Buckley, Jonathan C. Osborne, Josil Ferhardt, Julie Ann Taylor, Guy Pinkham, Mike Lembaw, Peter Spellos, Doug Stone, Bambi Darro, Emily Brown, Ezra Weisz, Sam Strong, Steve McGowan, Dan Martin, Dan Woren, W.T. Hatch, Christopher Joyce, Adam Sholder, Tony Sarducci, Lex Lang, Dougary Grant
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  • “It is not a soldier's duty to make policy. I follow my orders.”
    Jamieson Price - Colonel
  • “Amoebas don't make motorcycles and atomic bombs!”
    Takeshi Kusao - Kai
    [Tag:atomic bomb, cars]
  • “- Kei: Hm. I think you're a skirt-chaser who'll try anything he can. You'll help anyone solong it's a girl, is that right?
    - Kaneda: You're wrong. I have very high standards ya know. It's not their looks that count. It's their... I don't know, a girl's sensitivity that makes me do it.”

    Wendee Lee - Kei
    Mitsuo Iwata - Kaneda
  • “Memories are short!”
    Jamieson Price - Colonel
    [Tag:brevity, memory]
  • “- Kaneda: This has got to be a trap.
    - Kai: Then go back.
    - Kaneda: No. I just have to find how much of it is a trap.”

    Mitsuo Iwata - Kaneda
    Takeshi Kusao - Kai
    [Tag:trap]
  • “The future is not a straight line. It is filled with many crossroads. There must be a future that we can choose for ourselves.”
    Fukue Itô - Kiyoko
  • “- Kaneda: What's wrong? Have some trouble?
    - Tetsuo: Yeah. But I already took care of it. And you're too late, you missed the show.
    - Kaneda: Tetsuo, you had me worried again. I figured you'd be standing here sobbing like a little baby.
    - Tetsuo: Kaneda, you've always been a pain in the ass, y'know. You've been telling me what to do since we...” (continue)
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    Mitsuo Iwata - Kaneda
    Nozomu Sasaki - Tetsuo
  • “Why do you always have to try and save me? I could handle it on my own. Yeah, I admit I've gotten beaten before, but I won't always be on the receiving end, you hear that? You understand?”

    Nozomu Sasaki - Tetsuo
  • “He's not your friend, he's ours! If somebody's gonna kill him, it should be us!”

    Mitsuo Iwata - Kaneda
  • “Open up your eyes and look at the big picture; You're all puppets of corrupt politicians and capitalists. Don't you understand, it's utterly pointless to fight each other.”
    Jamieson Price - Colonel
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