Childhood friends Tetsuo and Kaneda are pulled into the post-apocalyptic underworld of Neo-Tokyo and forced to fight for their very survival. Kaneda is a bike gang leader, and Tetsuo is a member of a tough motorcycle crew who becomes involved in a covert government project called Akira. But a bloody battle ensues when Kaneda sets out to save his friend.

  1. Katsuhiro Ōtomo

    Author, Director, Screenplay

  2. Izo Hashimoto


Top Billed Cast

  1. Mitsuo Iwata

    Mitsuo Iwata

    Shôtarô Kaneda (voice)

  2. Nozomu Sasaki

    Nozomu Sasaki

    Tetsuo Shima (voice)

  3. Mami Koyama

    Mami Koyama

    Kei (voice)

  4. Tesshou Genda

    Tesshou Genda

    Ryûsaku (voice)

  5. Hiroshi Ohtake

    Hiroshi Ohtake

    Nezu (voice)

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Original Title アキラ

Status Released

Release Information

  • October 19, 1988


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language Japanese

Runtime 2h 4m

Budget $8,000,000.00

Revenue $553,171.00

Homepage http://www.bandaivisual.co.jp/akira/



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