Another classic from the old days. This movie set the bar for anime and it still looks awesome today and still rivals many current anime shows in existence even with CG technology backing their quality.
: This movie follows a cyberpunk era shortly after World War 3 ravaged Tokyo and was rebuilt into Neo-Tokyo. The city has its problems with protesters constantly each day, with kids attacking and how the city budget should be spent.
A group secretly escorts a mysterious child away from the clutches of the government. Kaneda's friend Tetsuo runs into the child and begans to realize that something has awakened within him from his contact with the mysterious child. What has awakened within Tetsuo to have the Japanese government snatch him away and run tests on him?
I loved this movie when I saw it long ago, and somewhat wish I could get the BD release for free as well since the quality of the show itself is just superb for its time.
Also one may note, that the manga series for this movie, is being adapted into a live action version which looks to be ready in 2009. I'm excited and this has brought me to recall this great classic.