akira was originally a manga over 1000 pages long, with a labyrinthine plot and character lists to help the reader keep track of the players. your criticisms, thus, are valid. i liked neon evangelion too, although i haven't watched it since eighth grade. the funniest anime i have seen is called tokyo godfathers. three street people find a small child over christmas and embark on an adventure to return the child to its mother despite limited resources. i am glad that you enjoy diversions such as this. some people expressed mild annoyance that i had forwarded this to them. hahaha.