'Akira' movie poster
'Akira' movie poster
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1988 | 2h 4m | Action/Adventure, Animation/Cartoon, Drama, World

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One of the most influential examples of anime, Akira is based on the manga (comic book) by Katsuhiro Otomo. The story is set in the post-apocalyptic community of Neo-Tokyo. Tetsuo is a fiercely individualistic member of a scroungy motorcycle gang. The despotic authorities, the robot-like police, and even the cycle gang pursue Tetsuo when he's bombarded with a new, insidious energy source that has rendered him telekinetic. Budgeted at eight million dollars, Akira has become a cult favourite in the States thanks to generous midnight-movie exposure and its availability on video and cable TV.


Katsuhiro Ôtomo


Mitsuo Iwata Nozomu Sasaki Mami Koyama Tesshô Genda Hiroshi Ôtake Kôichi Kitamura Michihiro Ikemizu Yuriko Fuchizaki Kazumi Tanaka

Release date

16 Jul 1988

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