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8.5

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Movie Details

Brief Nudity, Graphic Violence

Movie Description

Akira is generally regarded as one of the best animated films to have ever come out of Japan. The iconic science-fiction feature takes place in a cyberpunk post-apocalypse, 31 years after an atomic bomb leveled Tokyo. Neo-Tokyo is a grim place, filled with criminals, desolation, and hopelessness. In this oppressive setting, Tetsuo - a bike gang member with an inferiority complex - learns of a secret government project called Akira. After being barraged with strange energy, Tetsuo develops telekinesis and uses his newfound psychic power to confront corrupt politicians, battle his former best friend Kaneda, and fight off rival gangs. But his most important mission is the quest to discover the long-buried secrets of Akira.

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Average Member Rating: 8.5 out of 10

Witness a Cosmic Rebirth. (9 out of 10)

posted by Arshus (GREENWOOD, IN) on Jun 5, 2014
Member since Dec 2013
1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
If you dont know by now understand that its never to late. Join Tetsuo on his journey of horror as he becomes a product of experimentation gone horribly wrong. A story of jealousy. Companionship that defies the greatest of friendships. A motorcycle that survives a nuclear blast. A government st...more

Specs & Requirements

Length 124

Director Katsuhiro Otomo

Special Features -Akira Sound Clip (1988) -Director Interview -Storyboard Collection -The Writing on the Wall -Original Trailers -Original Commercials -Restoring Akira -Glossary -US Trailer (2013) -Trailers

Theatrical Release Date 1990

Subtitles English

Languages English, Japanese

Screen Format 16:9