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Tetsuo's Mutating Arm Dougas . Another of those key scenes that everyone who's watched Akira tends to remember. Tetsuo's arm explodes from his body because the power within him is too much to keep in the confines of his body. Otomo chose to make Tetsuo's mutation more organic in the anime compared to the manga whereby Tetsuo became more mechanical/industrial looking. The explanation of this is because Tetsuo's body was apparently absorbing the materials around this partially constructed Stadium. Still, this scene has a lot of impact. Visually we can see the energy created between the first frame of the sequence and the last frame just 9 frames after (pictured below).
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