- Original title
- Running time
- 124 min.
Katsuhiro Ōtomo, Izo Hashimoto (Manga: Katsuhiro Ōtomo)
Akira Committee Company Ltd. / Tokyo Movie Shinsha (TMS) / Bandai Co., Ltd. / Kodansha / Mainichi Broadcasting / Toho / Sumitomo Corporation
Animation. Sci-Fi. Action. Thriller | Cyberpunk. Futuristic Thriller. Adult Animation. Cult Movie. Manga. Nuclear Holocaust. Post-apocalyptic Future
- Synopsis / Plot
- Neo-Tokyo has risen from the ashes of World War III to become a dark and dangerous megalopolis infested with gangs and terrorists. The government seethes with corruption and only maintains a token control over the powerful military that prevents total chaos and hides the secrets of the past. Childhood friends Tetsuo and Kaneda plunge into Neo-Tokyo's darkest secret when their motorcycle gang encounters a military operation to retrieve an escaped experimental subject. Tetsuo, captured by the military, is subjected to experiments that make him a powerful psychic, but, unfortunately for Neo-Tokyo, Tetsuo's powers rage out of control and he lashes out at the world that has oppressed him! Nothing can stop the destructive forces that Tetsuo wields except possibly the last boy to destroy Tokyo.
: Annecy Film Festival: Official Selection
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