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Akira

Akira (アキラ)

Year
Genre
Personal Score
Public Score
   7.9 / 10 (1243 votes)
MPAA Rating
Running Time
124 mins
Media Type
Animated?
Yes
Country
Production Companies
Bandai Visual,
Akira Committee Company Ltd.,
Kodansha,
Mainichi Broadcasting System (MBS),
Sumitomo Corporation,
Toho Company, Ltd.,
Studio Fuga,
Studio Aoi,
TMS Entertainment
Budget
$10,000,000
Release Date
July 16, 1988
Director
Katsuhiro Otomo
Producers
Haruyo Kanesaku,
Shunzo Kato,
Yutaka Maseba,
Hiroe Tsukamoto,
Yoshimasa Mizuo,
James Yosuke Kobayashi (executive),
Sawako Noma (executive),
Ryôhei Suzuki
Writers
Katsuhiro Otomo,
Izo Hashimoto

Summary

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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