Akira (1988)

action, animation, drama | R | 2hr 4min

Opening at GFC: 11/22/2019

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AKIRA (1988) |  アキラ

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.

This film is presented in Japanese with English subtitles.


Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama

Directed By:

Katsuhiro Ôtomo

Written By:

Katsuhiro Ôtomo, Izô Hashimoto

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