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Akira (1988)

  • Release Date: Jan 01, 1988
  • Rated: Brief Nudity and Graphic Violence
  • Runtime: 2 hr. 4 min.
  • Genres: Animated


In 1988 the Japanese government drops an atomic bomb on Tokyo after ESP experiments on children go awry. In 2019, 31 years after nuking the city, Kaneda, a bike gang leader, tries to save his friend Tetsuo from a secret government project. He battles against anti-government activists, greedy politicians, irresponsible scientists and a powerful military leader until Tetsuo's supernatural power suddenly manifest. A final battle is fought in Tokyo Olympiad exposing the experiment's secrets.