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.

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  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)

  6. KK

    Kōichi Kitamura

    Priestess Miyako, Council A (voice)

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Original Title アキラ

Status Released

Original Language Japanese

Runtime 2h 4m

Budget $10,000,000.00

Revenue $553,171.00

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

Release Information

  • October 19, 1988
    R, Theatrical



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