Vol: 6; Ch: 120
1982 - 1990
4.495 out of 5 from 1,681 votes
Rank #202

In the aftermath of WWIII Tokyo was re-built as Neo-Tokyo; thirty-eight years later it has become a major metropolis. With the memory of the war and reconstruction fading, corruption, criminality and civil strife are threatening to tear the city apart. The military has a secret project developing humans with psychic powers which they hope will help Neo-Tokyo solve its problems. However, when one of the test subjects escapes and hides with one of the biker gangs plaguing the city, the military does everything it can to recover its test subject and cover up the existence of its research program...

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Varagauzer Feb 26, 2017
Score 10/10

I'll be very brief because there's so much that this manga does right, if you liked the movie then for sure you'll enjoy this, it expands even more on what happend in the movie. I'm not going to give away any of the story as you really have to read this for yourself to experience it. War is something that truly leaves a scar, even after world war 3 destroyed most of Tokyo, humanity still rebuilds. Of course... read more

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Ebonyslayer Jan 30, 2018
Score 10/10

The one anime movie that I saw on Toonami that got me hyped a few years back will forever be remembered as the day I first saw Akira. As soon as I heard it had a manga I had a feeling I would read it sooner or later and now that I have its time to share my thoughts on why Akira deserves to be called a masterpiece. Story- In the aftermath of World War 3, the city known as Neo-Tokyo is built as a... read more

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