Akira

Release Date:
Jan 1, 1988
MPAA Rating:
R
Running Time:
2:04
Genre:
Science Fiction
Director:
Katsuhiro Ôtomo
Cast:
Mitsuo Iwata Shôtarô Kaneda
Nozomu Sasaki Tetsuo Shima
Mami Koyama Kei
Tessho Genda Ryûsaku
Hiroshi Otake Nezu
Kôichi Kitamura Priestess Miyako, Council A
Producers:
Shunzo Kato , Sawako Noma , Ryohei Suzuki
Writers:
Izou Hashimoto
Language:
English

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Akira

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.

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