About

Childhood friends Tetsuo and Kaneda are pulled into the post-apocalyptic underworld of Neo-Tokyo and forced to fight for their very survival. Kaneda is a bike gang leader, and Tetsuo is a member of a tough motorcycle crew who becomes involved in a covert government project called Akira. But a bloody battle ensues when Kaneda sets out to save his friend.

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Directed by

Katsuhiro Otomo

Written by

Katsuhiro Otomo (Screenplay)
Izo Hashimoto (Screenplay)

Runtime

124 minutes

Country

Japan

Language

Japanese

Tagline

Neo-Tokyo is about to E.X.P.L.O.D.E.

Cast

Keywords

anime army experiment cult film general atomic bomb cyberpunk motorcycle gang dystopia stadium underground street gang saving the world mutation total destruction megacity

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Lists

#250 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#822 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#440 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

#175 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss