Akira

Rated R 124 minutes 1988

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.

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Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo

Writer: Izou Hashimoto

Producer: Shunzo Kato, Sawako Noma and Ryohei Suzuki

Cast: Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Tessho Genda, Hiroshi Otake and Kôichi Kitamura

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