Akira

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This classic animated movie takes place in a the futuristic Neo-Japan. Two of the main characters in the movie are Kaneda a bike gang leader and his best friend Tetsuo. While rivaling another gang they get involved in a secret government project known as Akira. As the story evolves and the pair are faced with corruption and greed Tetsuo’s supernatural abilities that liken him to Akira ultimately lead to a final battle in the Tokyo Olympiad where Akira’s secrets were buried 30 years ago.

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Ponyo

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I just recently watched Ponyo A Cliff By The Sea (aka Gake no ue no Ponyo), a fantastic animated movie by famous director Hayao Miyazaki. The story follows Ponyo, a goldfish princess, and a young boy named Sosuke. Ponyo’s dream is to become human and the entire story follows the struggles she has with her father as she attempts to make those dreams come true. This is a very cute story and was enoyed by my entire family.

I highly recommend the original with subtitles, however the kids might enjoy the English dubbed version. Disney controls the movie rights in the US and has an official movie website available at http://disney.go.com/disneypictures/ponyo/

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