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Akira

Movie, 1988

 

Information:

Genres: Action, Psychological, Science-Fiction, Adventure, Horror, Supernatural, Military, Cyberpunk
Tags: Bionic Powers, Cyberpunk, Magic, Military, Psi-Powers, Action, Based on a Manga, Cyberpunk, Futuristic, Post-apocalyptic, Psychic Powers, Sci Fi, Violence
Release Date: 16.07.1988
Studios: TMS Entertainment Co., Ltd.
Licensors: FUNimation Entertainment, Bandai Entertainment
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
Type: Movie (1988)
Episodes: 1, ~2 hr. 4 min.

Alternative names:

アキラ
Akira
あきら
In 1988, the landmark Anime film Akira, by director Katsuhiro Otomo, defined the cutting edge of Anime around the world. By today's standards, Akira remains the pinnacle of cel animation and retains the explosive impact of its highly detailed animation and its intensely violent saga of power and corruption. Neo-Tokyo has risen from the ashes of World War III to become a dark and dangerous megalopolis infested with gangs and terrorists. The government seethes with corruption and only maintains a token control over the powerful military that prevents total chaos and hides the secrets of the past. Childhood friends Tetsuo
It's the year 2019, thirty-one years have passed since the start of World War III. A top-secret child with amazing powers of the mind breaks free from custody and accidentally gets a motorcycle gang involved in the project. This incident triggers psychic powers within one of the gang members, Tetsuo, and he is taken by the army to be experimented on. His mind has been altered and is now on the path of war, seeking revenge on the society that once called him weak.
Following the disaster wrought upon the world by a mysterious being called ‘Akira’, Neo Tokyo is now in social and economic turmoil. In such a decaying city, feisty Kaneda and his shy friend Tetsuo survive by running around in a biker gang, chasing local rivals and generally evading the police. Everything changes, however, when Tetsuo crashes into a strange-looking boy during a bike chase and the military ends up taking him away. When he eventually returns to his friends, he’s no longer the same weak little boy they always knew – in fact, a military experiment has turned him into something beyond human imagination. While the military is intent on reclaiming its specimen at any cost, Tetsuo is sick of being bullied around and is about to show everyone, including his friend Kaneda, exactly who is boss.
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Related manga:

Akira Manga, 1982, Adaptation

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Kiyoko
Kiyoko
Takashi
Takashi
Tetsuo SHIMA
Tetsuo SHIMA
Shoutarou KANEDA
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Kei
Kei
Masaru
Masaru
Akira
Akira
Yamagata
Yamagata
Colonel Shikishima
Colonel Shikishima
Kaori
Kaori
Kai
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Miyako
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Doctor Onishi
Doctor Onishi
Joker
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Kaisuke
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