Movie (1 ep x 125 min)
4.064 out of 5 from 21,487 votes
Rank #607

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.

my anime:

not rated

Watch online now

If you like Akira, you might like...

Akira has no manga recommendations yet. Be the first and add some today!


See all reviews
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

tayubino's avatar by tayubino on Jul 26, 2014
Score: 1/10

i wont say akira is one of the worst anime of all-time, but there are thousands of better anime
the idea that this pedestrian garbage is somehow influential (on 80s anime in particular) is a lie fed to the masses (urusei yasura established the ethos of early 80s anime, not akira), adopted by "critics"/"journalists" and perpetuated by the (moronic) fanbase read more

Related manga

Akira 1982 Original Manga



User Stats

Recent activity

View all
megacookie rated the Akira anime 3.5/5 stars
megacookie watched Akira at 1 of 1 episodes
candycunt wants to watch Akira
Alant rated the Akira anime 4/5 stars
Alant watched Akira at 1 of 1 episodes

Custom lists

View all
action choice by invader257 Jul 28, 2014
~ WATCH NEXT ~ by RHOtakuRose Jul 26, 2014
Favorite Anime Movies by Maelia Jul 26, 2014