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GF Rating
8.9

18 ratings

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.

User Reviews

Average Member Rating: 8.9 out of 10

A beautifully animated trill ride.. (10 out of 10)

posted by Main6fan2010 (QUEEN CREEK, AZ) on Jul 18, 2014
Member since Jul 2014
Taking place in Neo Tokyo 2019 this movie feels like you're in the action. this move doesn't feel like an anime but a live action movie. Only con it suffers is a too complicated plot line. Great movie and awesome character. This is Katsuhiro Otomo's finest.more

Specs & Requirements

Length 124

Director Katsuhiro Otomo

Special Features -Original Trailers -Original Commercials -US Trailer (2013) -Trailers

Theatrical Release Date 1990

Screen Format 16:9

Subtitles English

Languages English, Japanese