Movie (1 ep x 125 min)
4.078 of 5 from 25,599 votes
Rank #699

Following the disaster wrought upon the world by a mysterious being called ‘Akira’, Neo Tokyo is now in social and economic turmoil. In such a decaying city, feisty Kaneda and his shy friend Tetsuo survive by running around in a biker gang, chasing local rivals and generally evading the police. Everything changes, however, when Tetsuo crashes into a strange-looking boy during a bike chase and the military ends up taking him away. When he eventually returns to his friends, he’s no longer the same weak little boy they always knew – in fact, a military experiment has turned him into something beyond human imagination. While the military is intent on reclaiming its specimen at any cost, Tetsuo is sick of being bullied around and is about to show everyone, including his friend Kaneda, exactly who is boss.

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VivisQueen's avatar by VivisQueen on Mar 24, 2008
Score 8/10

I have been staring at my computer screen for what seems a decade, trying to sum up what Akira feels like to watch - after a considerable period of hesitation, I offer the following graceless suggestion: think Ghibli on acid. Although relentlessly brutal and disturbing, Akira remains strictly philosophical at... read more

Th3Laugh1ngMan's avatar by Th3Laugh1ngMan on Dec 21, 2015
Score 9.7/10

crazy explosions combined with neat settings make this show one of a kind characters kind of have quirks but the gripping story and the mindfuck is more memorable in the long run though ending is really a cliff hanger i believe the makers of this movie really did the best they could, especially during the time it was made, so i believe it to be "as perfect as possibly can" also doctor is an... read more

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