Akira Poster

Release Date: January 1st, 1988

DVD Release Date: July 24th, 2001

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, K├┤ichi Kitamura

Director: Katsuhiro Ohtomo

Genres: Anime, Science fiction

Production Co: Akira Committee Company, Ltd.

Distributors: Streamline Pictures

Keywords: Deception, Quest, Rise, Dark, Revenge, 2010s, Gritty