Akira Movie Poster


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In Theaters: March 30, 2001

R | Action, Fantasy, Animation, Drama | 2h 4m


One of the most influential examples of anime, Akira is based on the manga (comic book) by Katsuhiro Otomo. 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 become a cult favorite in the States thanks to generous midnight-movie exposure and its availibilty on video and cable TV.

Cast: Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Tessho Genda, Ankita Karan Patel
Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo
Producer(s): Shunzo Kato, Ryohei Suzuki
Writer(s): Katsuhiro Ôtomo, Izô Hashimoto