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R| 2 hr. 4 min.

Plot Summary
In 1988 the Japanese government drops an atomic bomb on Tokyo after ESP experiments on children go awry. In 2019, 31 years after nuking the city, Kaneda, a bike gang leader, tries to save his friend Tetsuo from a secret government project. He battles against anti-government activists, greedy politicians, irresponsible scientists and a powerful military leader until Tetsuo's supernatural power suddenly manifest. A final battle is fought in Tokyo Olympiad exposing the experiment's secrets.

Cast: Mitsuo Iwata , Nozomu Sasaki , Mami Koyama , Tessho Genda , Hiroshi Otake , Kôichi Kitamura ,

Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo

Genres: Science fiction, Anime

Distributor: Streamline Pictures

Akira (1990)

Release Date: October 19th, 1990|2 hr. 4 min.

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  • August 25, 2008 Mkmiketunney
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    easily the most impressive japanimated feature ever,as well as the most violent and biggest money maker to make(over 1 billion in budget).

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