7.9 / 10 (1243 votes)
Akira Committee Company Ltd.,
Mainichi Broadcasting System (MBS),
Toho Company, Ltd.,
July 16, 1988
James Yosuke Kobayashi (executive),
Sawako Noma (executive),
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.