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Akira

Akira (アキラ)

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Genre
Personal Score
Public Score
   7.8 / 10 (888 votes)
MPAA Rating
Running Time
124 mins
Media Type
Animated?
Yes
Country
Production Companies
Bandai Visual Company,
Toho Company,
Mainichi Broadcasting System (MBS),
Kodansha,
Tokyo Movie Shinsha (TMS),
TMS Entertainment,
Akira Committee Company Ltd.,
Sumitomo Corporation
Budget
$8,000,000
Revenue
$553,171
Release Date
July 16, 1988
Director
Katsuhiro Ōtomo
Producers
Haruyo Kanesaku,
Shunzo Kato,
Yutaka Maseba,
Hiroe Tsukamoto,
Yoshimasa Mizuo,
James Yosuke Kobayashi (executive),
Sawako Noma (executive),
Ryôhei Suzuki
Writers
Katsuhiro Ōtomo,
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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