2019. 31 years after being destroyed during World War 3, Tokyo (now 'Neo-Tokyo') has been rebuilt and is a thriving metropolis. Shotaro Kaneda is the leader of a biker gang. His friend Tetsuo is injured in an accident and taken to a top-secret government facility. He develops telekinetic powers but decides to use them for evil rather than good. He has the same powers as Akira, the force that destroyed Tokyo in 1988, and now it appears that history will repeat itself.Written by
Credits roll with Big Bang-like footage of stars and galaxies, in the background. See more »
The Madman Entertainment DVD and Blu-ray releases of this movie in Australia contain both English audio tracks in addition to the original Japanese track. The DVD version is also THX certified. See more »
Let me be frank that while I own this DVD and watch it often this is not something that is for the masses. It certainly takes some background reading and investigation and multiple viewing before it begins to make sense.
However, once one understands and given the visuals it is impressive.
I also know that a Hollywood studio is making a live action film out of this to take advantage of Akira's popularity. It will be a failure. I will not be there to watch it and I am a fan.
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