Katsuhiro Otomo's landmark 1988 animation

Katsuhiro Otomo's landmark 1988 animation remains blood- splattered proof that the medium can do more than cute critters. 

Conceived on an unprecedented scale in ambition and technique, Otomo’s rich visuals and awe-inspiring action depict a post-apocalyptic dystopia where the threat of feral biker gangs is dwarfed by the rise of an uncontrollable psychic. 

25 years on, its story – encompassing urban protests, cash-strapped authorities and secretly imprisoned terrorists – could be ripped from 2013’s headlines, while its imagery is as influential as Blade Runner’s.

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      Jun 8th 2011, 20:55

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      Nov 17th 2011, 20:34

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