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Akira

Synopsis

One of the most influential examples of anime, Akira is based on the manga (comic book) by [[Performer~P105264~Katsuhiro Otomo~katsuhirootomo]]. 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...more

Other Critics

4.0

76 out of 100 Metascore®

Generally favorable reviews

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For Families

17

Iffy for 17+

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