Akira

Rated R 124 minutes 1988

In 1988 the Japanese government drops an atomic bomb on Tokyo after ESP experiments on children go awry. In 2019, 31 years after the nuking of the city, Kaneda, a bike gang leader, tries to save his friend Tetsuo from a secret government project. He battles anti-government activists, greedy politicians, irresponsible scientists and a powerful military leader until Tetsuo's supernatural powers suddenly manifest. A final battle is fought in Tokyo Olympiad exposing the experiment's secrets.

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Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo

Writer: Izou Hashimoto

Producer: Shunzo Kato, Sawako Noma and Ryôhei Suzuki

Cast: Johnny Bosch, Joshua Seth, Wendee Lee, Jamieson Price and Simon Prescott

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