The period of big-budget animated entertainment reached its Zenith toward the end of the 80s with the release of two films, Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise (87) and Akira (88). Akira is regarded by many as Anime’s greatest achievement to this day, a two and a half hour (fully hand drawn) spectacle. The feature used more animation cels than had ever been used in a film previously to create a stunningly fluid look. Unfortunately, the film was not a box office success at the time, and made Japanese studios more reluctant to finance films of this sort. The film, however, has gone on to become a hugely iconic force in Anime and is revered the world over for its jaw-dropping style and its larger than life action.