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Akira ()


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A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop.

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Cast

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Kaneda (voice)
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Tetsuo (voice)
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Kei (voice)
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Ryu (voice) (as Tetsusho Genda)
Hiroshi Ôtake ...
Nezu (voice) (as Hiroshi Otake)
Kôichi Kitamura ...
Lady Miyako / Committee A (voice) (as Koichi Kitamura)
Michihiro Ikemizu ...
Inspector / Committee I (voice)
Yuriko Fuchizaki ...
Kaori (voice)
Masaaki Ôkura ...
Yamagata (voice) (as Masaaki Okura)
Tarô Arakawa ...
Army / Committee G / Eiichi Watanabe (voice) (as Taro Arakawa)
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Kai (voice)
Kazumi Tanaka ...
Army (voice)
Masayuki Katô ...
Engineer Sakiyama / Committe D (voice) (as Masayuki Kato)
Yôsuke Akimoto ...
Harukiya Bartender (voice) (as Yosuke Akimoto)
Masato Hirano ...
Committee F / Spy / Yûji Takeyama / Terrorist (voice)
Yukimasa Kishino ...
Assistant / Committee B / Mitsuru Kuwata / Terrorist / Shimazaki (voice)
Kazuhiro Kamifuji ...
Masaru (voice) (as Kazuhiro Kando)
Tatsuhiko Nakamura ...
Takashi (voice)
Fukue Itô ...
Kiyoko (voice) (as Sachie Ito)
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Additional Voices (voice)
Kôzô Shioya ...
Miyako Follower (voice) (as Kozo Shioya)
Michitaka Kobayashi ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Hideyuki Umezu ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Satoru Inagaki ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Kayoko Fujii ...
Girl A (voice)
Masami Toyoshima ...
Girl B (voice)
Yuka Ôno ...
Girl C (voice)
Tarô Ishida ...
Colonel Shikishima (voice)
Mizuho Suzuki ...
Doctor Ônishi (voice)
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Kaneda (voice) (as James Flinders)
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Tetsuo / Yuji Takeyama / Gang 4 / Council 6 (voice) (as Stanley Gurd Jr.)
Lara Cody ...
Kay / Restaurant Woman / Lighter Brunette Groupie 1 (voice) (as Deanna Morris)
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Col. Shikishima / Yamagata / Resistance Member 3 / Resistance's Insider / Interrogator 1 / Sewer Vehicle Pilot / Revolutionary with Grenade / Waiter / Building Alarm Announcement / Bombing Announcement / Unit 375 Cop / Gang Member 5 / Barriers Announcement / Shimazaki / Mitsuru Kuwata / Harukiya Bartender (voice) (as Anthony Mozdy)
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Doctor Onishi / Council 2 / Senator / Clown / Crowd Skeptic / Resistance 1 (voice) (as Lewis Lemay)
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Roy / Miyako / Army (voice) (as Drew Thomas)
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Kiyoko (voice) (as Marylin Lane)
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Takashi / Kaori / Council 4 / Groupie Orange 2 / Groupie Darker Brunette / Female Anchor / Additional Voices (voice) (as Barbara Larsen)
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Masaru / Kai / Gang 2 / Sewer Cop 2 / Male Nurse / Arrest Officer / Restaurant Man / Eiichi Watanabe / Inspector (voice) (as Bob Berger)
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Kaneda (voice)
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Tetsuo (voice)
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Kei (voice)
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Colonel (voice) (as James Lyon)
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The Doctor (voice) (as Simon Isaacson)
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Ryu (voice) (as Robert Wicks)
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Kiyoko (voice)
Cody MacKenzie ...
Takashi / Masaru (voice)
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Kaori (voice) (as Georgette Rose)
Michael Lindsay ...
Yamagata (voice) (as Dylan Tully)
Anthony Pulcini ...
Kai (voice) (as Tony Sarducci)
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Nezu (voice) (as Ray Michaels)
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Shimazaki (voice)
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Revolutionary Priest (voice) (as William Frederick)
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Walla (voice) (as Matthew Hustin)
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Additoinal Voices (voice) (as Frederick Bloggs)
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Male Nurse / Radio Reporter 3 / Resistance Member 1 (voice) (as David Lucas)
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Additional Voices (voice) (as Guy Pinkham)
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Female Newscaster 1 / Female Nurse (voice) (as Emily Brown)
Wally Burr ...
Resistance Member 2 / Stadium Soldier 2 / Radio Reporter / Tank Cannon Operator / Male Newscaster / Scientist 1 / Bridge Soldier 1 / Additional Voices (voice) (as Burt Walters)
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Man on Nezu's Phone (voice) (as Lee Kelso)
Christopher Carroll ...
Takashi Crowd Soldier 3 / Helipad Soldier 2 (voice) (as Sam Strong)
Dana Craig ...
Researcher 2 (voice) (as W.T. Hatch)
Dyanne DiRosario ...
Groupie 2 (voice) (as Bambi Darro)
Peter Doyle ...
Additional Voices (voice) (as Jim Taggert)
Josil Ferhardt ...
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Colonel's Council Connection (voice) (as Russell Thor)
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Female Newscaster 2 (voice) (as Reba West)
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Eiichi Watanabe / Additional Voices (voice) (as Christy Mathewson)
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Council Connection's Secretary (voice) (as Jessica Gee)
Watney Held ...
Additional Voices (voice)
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Groupie 3 (voice) (as Pee Jay Lee)
Christopher Joyce ...
Additional Voices (voice)
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Man on Nezu's Phone (voice)
Mike Lembaw ...
Additional Voices (voice)
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Councilman 1 (voice)
Detroit Louie ...
Additional Voices (voice)
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Firing Squad Leader (voice) (as Peter Lee)
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Additional Voices (voice)
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Resistance Member 2 (voice)
Steve McGowan ...
Additional Voices (voice) (as Richard Plantagenet)
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Additional Voices (voice) (as Matt 'Masamune' Miller)
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Red Revenging Clown / Drug Customer / Helicopter Soldier 1 / Barriers Announcement / Nurse's Guard 2 / Interrogation Room Cop / Unit 375 Cop / Radio Relayer / Sewer Vehicle Pilot / Army (voice) (as Rafael Antonio)
Jonathan C. Osborne ...
Mitsuru Kuwata / Gang Member 3 (voice)
Julie Phelan ...
Lighter Brunette Gang Groupie 2 / Female Nurse / Secretary (voice)
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Man Leading People to Akira / Man on Vehicle's Radio 1 / Radio Reporter 2 (voice) (as David Umansky)
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Additional Voices (voice)
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Additoinal Voices (voice)
Kevin Seymour ...
Revolutionary with Grenade / Crowd Skeptic (voice) (as Dougary Grant)
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Additional Voices (voice)
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Bartender (voice) (as Ivan Buckley)
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Council 3 (voice)
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Additional Voices (voice) (as G. Gordon Baer)
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Takashi Crowd Soldier 2 / Councilman 6 / Man Declaring Akira's Return / Interrogator 2 / Nurse's Guard 1 (voice) (as George C. Cole)
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Radio Reporter 1 / Stadium Soldier 2 / Male Newscaster / Arrest Officer / Inspector (voice) (as Steve Cannon)
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Gang Member 4 (voice) (as Henry Douglas Grey)
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Councilman 4 (voice)
Lisa Tarulli ...
Additoinal Voices (voice)
Julie Ann Taylor ...
Groupie 1 (voice) (as Jean Howard)
Chloe Thornton ...
Additional Voices (voice)
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Scientist 1 (voice) (as Sparky Thornton)
Ezra Weisz ...
Additional Voices (voice) (as Ethan Murray)
Kurt P. Wimberger ...
Additoinal Voices (voice) (as Kurt Wimberger)
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Additional Voices (voice) (as Jim Warrington)
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Bonfire Speaker (voice) (as Jackson Daniels)
Brad Wurst ...
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Walla (uncredited) (voice)
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Tank Soldier 1 (uncredited) (voice)

Directed by

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Katsuhiro Ôtomo ... (supervising director)

Written by

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Katsuhiro Ôtomo ... (screenplay) and
Izô Hashimoto ... (screenplay)
 
Katsuhiro Ôtomo ... (manga)

Produced by

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Haruyo Kanesaku ... producer
Shunzo Kato ... producer
James Yosuke Kobayashi ... executive producer
Yutaka Maseba ... producer
Yoshimasa Mizuo ... associate producer
Sawako Noma ... executive producer
Ryôhei Suzuki ... producer (as Ryohei Suzuki)
Hiroe Tsukamoto ... producer

Music by

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Shôji Yamashiro

Cinematography by

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Katsuji Misawa ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Takeshi Seyama

Editorial Department

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Hiroshi Adachi ... assistant editor

Production Design by

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Kazuo Ebisawa
Yuji Ikehata
Koji Ono ... (as Koji Ohno)

Art Direction by

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Toshiharu Mizutani

Production Management

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Yoichi Ikeda ... production manager
Clay Loring Roberts ... production assistant: 1989 Streamline English version (as Clay Roberts)
Yokinori Sakai ... production manager
Takahisa Yokomizo ... production manager

Sound Department

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Susumu Aketagawa ... sound recording director
Phil Brewster ... adr engineer / dialogue editor
Les Claypool III ... sound editor (as Les E. Claypool)
Ted Hall ... re-recording mixer: 2001 Pioneer English version
Lisa Hannan ... sound editor
Shane T. Keller ... re-recording assistant: 2001 Pioneer English version
Shizuo Kurahashi ... sound effects supervisor
Masafumi Mima ... assistant to sound recording director
Mikio Mori ... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Yukie Naito ... sound recording engineer
Kozo Ogata ... sound recording production manager
Toyo Onkyo ... foley artist
Vic Radulich ... sound editor: 1989 Streamline English version
Tetsuo Segawa ... sound recording supervisor
Toshifumi Seike ... sound recording engineer
Kevin Seymour ... adr supervisor
Kenji Shibasaki ... foley artist
Tokuya Shimada ... sound recording producer
Lisa Tarulli ... audio post-production coordinator: 2001 Pioneer English version
Keiji Urata ... sound recording architect
Heidi Wilbur ... adr supervisor

Special Effects by

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Takashi Maekawa ... special effect artist
Noriko Takaya ... special effects backgrounds

Visual Effects by

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Yuriko Amemiya ... computer graphics: High-Tech Lab. Japan Inc.
Ryoichiro Debuchi ... computer graphics: High-Tech Lab. Japan Inc.
Chie Furubayashi ... computer graphics: High-Tech Lab. Japan Inc.
Yukiko Katsuya ... computer graphics: High-Tech Lab. Japan Inc.
Howard Lukk ... HD project engineer: 2001 Pioneer English version
Svea Macek ... subtitle graphics: 1993 Streamline English subtitled version
Naoko Motoyoshi ... computer graphics: High-Tech Lab. Japan Inc.
Mark Nakamine ... telecine colorist: 2001 Pioneer English version

Camera and Electrical Department

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Yuki Asaine ... animation camera: Asahi Production
Kazuta Furubayashi ... animation camera: Asahi Production
Hajime Hasegawa ... animation camera: Toms Photo
Yoichi Hasegawa ... animation camera: Asahi Production
Kazunari Ichinozuka ... animation camera: Toms Photo
Shûichi Itô ... animation camera: Asahi Production (as Shuichi Ito)
Hiroshi Kanai ... animation camera: Toms Photo
Tetsu Keibu ... animation camera: Asahi Production
Kenichi Kobayashi ... animation camera: Toms Photo
Kiyoshi Kobayashi ... animation camera: Toms Photo
Hiroyuki Matsuzawa ... animation camera: Asahi Production
Jin Nishiyama ... animation camera: Toms Photo (as Hitoshi Nishiyama)
Takashi Nomura ... animation camera: Toms Photo
Takahisa Ogawa ... animation camera: Toms Photo
Kazunobu Okeda ... animation camera: Asahi Production
Atsushi Okui ... animation camera: Asahi Production
Akio Saitô ... animation camera: Asahi Production
Yukinori Sakai ... animation camera: Asahi Production
Hitoshi Shirao ... animation camera: Toms Photo
Hideko Takahashi ... animation camera: Asahi Production
Moriyuki Terashita ... animation camera: Toms Photo
Youji Toki ... animation camera: Asahi Production
Toshiyuki Umeda ... animation camera: Asahi Production
Atsushi Yoshino ... animation camera: Toms Photo
Hironori Yoshino ... animation camera: Toms Photo

Animation Department

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Miyuki Aoki ... inbetween animator: Telecom Animation Film Co., Ltd.
Hiroyuki Aoyama ... key animator: Telecom Animation Film
Koichi Arai ... key animator
Mariko Araki ... inbetween animator: Dragon Production
Seiko Azuma ... inbetween animator: Telecom Animation Film Co., Ltd.
Shusaku Chiba ... inbetween animator: Nakamura Production
Katsumoto Ehara ... inbetween animator: Dragon Production (as Katsutomo Ehara)
Toyoaki Emura ... key animator
Masaaki Endo ... key animator
Yukari Fujii ... inbetween animator: Telecom Animation Film Co., Ltd.
Yoshiko Fujita ... inbetween animator: Telecom Animation Film Co., Ltd.
Atsushi Fujitsuka ... ink and paint supervisor
Yoshiuki Fukuda ... inbetween animator: Nakamura Production
Atsuko Fukushima ... key animator
Akira Furuya ... background artist: Studio Uni
Makiko Futaki ... key animator
Kenji Hachizaki ... key animator
Hirofumi Haginiwa ... background artist: Baku Production
Shunsuke Harada ... inbetween animator: Telecom Animation Film Co., Ltd.
Katsufumi Haryu ... background artist: Studio Fuga (as Katsufumi Hariu)
Kôichi Hashimoto ... key animator
Shinji Hashimoto ... key animator
Fukiko Hashizume ... background artist: Ishigaki Production
Masako Hayashi ... inbetween animator: Telecom Animation Film Co., Ltd.
Tokuhiro Hiragi ... background artist: Studio Fuga (as Tokuhiro Hiraki)
Emiko Hirama ... inbetween animator: Telecom Animation Film Co., Ltd.
Teiji Hiramatsu ... inbetween animator: Nakamura Production
Satoshi Hirayama ... key animator
Toru Hishiyama ... background artist: Studio Fuga
Osamu Honda ... background artist: Baku Production
Kaoru Honma ... background artist: Ishigaki Production
Toshiaki Hontani ... key animator
Hiroyuki Horiuchi ... key animator
Sanae Ichioka ... background artist: Studio Fuga
Akiyoshi Iijima ... background artist: Studio Uni
Takuya Iinuma ... inbetween animator: Telecom Animation Film Co., Ltd.
Kazuyuki Iizuka ... inbetween animator: Nakamura Production
Michiko Ikeuchi ... color key stylist
Tatsuo Imamura ... background artist: Baku Production
Toshiyuki Inoue ... key animator
Junko Isaka ... inbetween animator: Dragon Production
Takayuki Ishizuka ... inbetween animator: Nakamura Production
Mika Isuda ... ink and paint artist
Masatoshi Kai ... background artist: Studio Fuga
Nobuo Kamaki ... inbetween animator: Telecom Animation Film Co., Ltd.
Kenji Kamiyama ... background artist: Studio Fuga
Yoshinori Kanada ... key animator (as Yoshinori Kaneda)
Jirô Kanai ... key animator
Yoshi Kanajima ... background artist: Ishigaki Production (as Yoshie Kanajima)
Yuriko Kashiwakura ... ink and paint checker
Kenichi Katsui ... inbetween animator: Dragon Production
Takashi Kawaguchi ... inbetween animator: Telecom Animation Film Co., Ltd.
Toshio Kawaguchi ... key animator
Yumiko Kawaguchi ... ink and paint artist
Naoko Kawakami ... ink and paint artist
Jiro Kawano ... background artist: Studio Uni
Hirotsugu Kawasaki ... key animator
Kôji Kawasaki ... inbetween animator: Telecom Animation Film Co., Ltd.
Akiko Kawauchi ... inbetween animator: Telecom Animation Film Co., Ltd.
Yoshiji Kigami ... key animator (as Masuji Kigami) / key animator
Mayumi Kimura ... ink and paint artist
Shinji Kimura ... background artist: Kobayashi Production
Kazuhiro Kinoshita ... background artist: Ishigaki Production
Hiroyuki Kitakubo ... key animator
Mariko Kobayashi ... background artist: Studio Fuga
Asako Kodaira ... background artist: Studio Fuga
Himako Komatsu ... inbetween animator: Telecom Animation Film Co., Ltd. (as Hinako Komatsu)
Hisahiko Komiya ... animation checker
Tsuyoshi Konakawa ... inbetween animator: Telecom Animation Film Co., Ltd. (as Takeshi Konakawa)
Mamoru Konno ... background artist: Ishigaki Production
Miyuki Kudo ... background artist: Studio Fuga
Yoshiko Kuriihara ... inbetween animator: Dragon Production
Satoshi Kuroda ... background artist: Studio Fuga
Tatsuya Kushida ... background artist: Studio Fuga
Yûko Kusumoto ... key animator: Telecom Animation Film
Kitarô Kôsaka ... key animator (as Kitaro Kosaka)
Koichi Maruyama ... key animator: Telecom Animation Film Co., Ltd.
Toshihiko Masuda ... key animator: Telecom Animation Film
Shôichi Masuo ... key animator
Kyoko Matsubara ... key animator
Yoshiaki Matsuo ... inbetween animator: Telecom Animation Film Co., Ltd.
Yoshinobu Michihata ... key animator: Telecom Animation Film
Yukihiko Michimoto ... ink and paint artist
Tomoko Mitsui ... ink and paint artist (as Tomoka Mitsui)
Hiroyuki Mitsumoto ... background artist: Ishigaki Production
Yuichi Miura ... inbetween animator: Dragon Production
Kaori Miyagawa ... inbetween animator: Dragon Production
Mitsuharu Miyamae ... background artist: Baku Production
Minako Mori ... ink and paint artist
Kôji Morimoto ... assistant to chief animator (as Kouji Morimoto)
Hiroyuki Morita ... animation check: assistant
Masato Mukai ... inbetween animator: Telecom Animation Film Co., Ltd.
Miyuki Murai ... inbetween animator: Dragon Production
Mitsunori Murata ... animation checker
Seiji Muta ... key animator
Osamu Nabeshima ... key animator
Midori Nagaoka ... inbetween animator: Dragon Production
Yasushi Nagaoka ... key animator
Yoko Nagashima ... inbetween animator: Telecom Animation Film Co., Ltd.
Tokumi Nagayasu ... special cooperator for background (as Takumi Nagayasu)
Morifumi Naka ... key animator
Kayoko Nakafuji ... inbetween animator: Telecom Animation Film Co., Ltd.
Toshio Nakagome ... inbetween animator: Telecom Animation Film Co., Ltd. (as Toshie Nikagome)
Noriyuki Nakajima ... inbetween animator: Nakamura Production
Akiko Nakamura ... inbetween animator: Dragon Production
Takashi Nakamura ... background artist: Studio Uni / chief animator
Yuji Nakamura ... inbetween animator: Telecom Animation Film Co., Ltd.
Shihoko Nakayama ... ink and paint artist
Yôji Nakaza ... background artist: Ishigaki Production
Tatsushi Narita ... inbetween animator: Telecom Animation Film Co., Ltd.
Rie Niidome ... inbetween animator: Telecom Animation Film Co., Ltd.
Hideki Nimura ... key animator (as Hideki Nemura)
Shôjirô Nishimi ... inbetween animator: Telecom Animation Film Co., Ltd. (as Shojiro Nishimi)
Eiichiro Nishiyama ... inbetween animator: Telecom Animation Film Co., Ltd.
Emiko Nishiyama ... animation in-betweener: Telecom Animation
Hiroaki Noguchi ... key animator: Telecom Animation Film
Takashi Noto ... inbetween animator: Nakamura Production
Noriko Ogawa ... ink and paint checker
Hiroyuki Ogura ... background artist: Ishigaki Production
Hidekazu Ohara ... key animator
Daihachi Okajima ... inbetween animator: Dragon Production
Hidehiko Okano ... key animator
Hiroyuki Okiura ... key animator
Yoshiyuki Okiura ... key animator
Tomihiko Okubo ... key animator
Masanori Ono ... key animator: Telecom Animation Film
Masayuki Osawa ... inbetween animator: Telecom Animation Film Co., Ltd.
Nobuhiro Otsuka ... background artist: Kobayashi Production
Tatsuo Ryûno ... key animator (as Ryuno Tatsuo)
Junko Saito ... inbetween animator: Telecom Animation Film Co., Ltd.
Norio Saito ... inbetween animator: Telecom Animation Film Co., Ltd.
Sadahiko Sakamaki ... key animator
Yoko Sakurai ... inbetween animator: Telecom Animation Film Co., Ltd.
Noboru Sasaki ... inbetween animator: Telecom Animation Film Co., Ltd.
Shinichi Sasaki ... inbetween animator: Nakamura Production
Atsushi Sato ... ink and paint artist (as Atsushi Sano)
Chiharu Sato ... key animator
Hiroshi Sato ... inbetween animator: Telecom Animation Film Co., Ltd.
Kazuhiro Sato ... background artist: Baku Production
Hiroaki Satô ... animation director
Yasuhiro Seo ... key animator
Yukihiro Shibutani ... background artist: Ishigaki Production
Kazutoshi Shimizu ... background artist: Ishigaki Production
Masayoshi Shimura ... inbetween animator: Telecom Animation Film Co., Ltd.
Takayaki Shimura ... inbetween animator: Dragon Production (as Takayuki Shimura)
Yasuyuki Shimuzu ... inbetween animator: Telecom Animation Film Co., Ltd.
Takuro Shinbo ... inbetween animator: Nakamura Production (as Takuro Shinpo)
Chieko Shiobara ... inbetween animator: Dragon Production
Noriko Shiotani ... ink and paint checker
Hiromi Shirouchi ... ink and paint artist
Hajime Soga ... background artist: Studio Fuga
Masatomo Sudoh ... key animator (as Masatomo Sudo)
Eiko Sudô ... background artist: Ishigaki Production
Hirokazu Suenaga ... key animator: Telecom Animation Film
Koichi Suenaga ... key animator
Mayumi Suzuki ... inbetween animator: Telecom Animation Film Co., Ltd.
Shinichi Suzuki ... key animator
Masaharu Tada ... key animator
Koichi Taguchi ... inbetween animator: Nakamura Production
Hiroyuki Takagi ... key animator
Akinobu Takahashi ... key animator
Kenichi Takahashi ... background artist: Ishigaki Production
Natsuko Takahashi ... inbetween animator: Telecom Animation Film Co., Ltd.
Hiroko Takatani ... inbetween animator: Telecom Animation Film Co., Ltd.
Masami Takebuchi ... inbetween animator: Dragon Production
Tomoko Takei ... inbetween animator: Dragon Production
Mariko Takekuchi ... inbetween animator: Dragon Production
Yasuhiro Takema ... inbetween animator: Telecom Animation Film Co., Ltd.
Kazuyoshi Takeuchi ... key animator
Yoshio Takeuchi ... animation director
Seiichi Takiguchi ... key animator: Telecom Animation Film
Kiyomi Tanaka ... layout artist
Setsuko Tanaka ... color key stylist
Tatsuyuki Tanaka ... key animator
Hitomi Tateno ... animation checker
Teruyo Tateyama ... ink and paint checker
Noboru Tatsuike ... background artist: Studio Fuga
Shinichi Terasawa ... key animator
Yoyoi Toki ... inbetween animator: Telecom Animation Film Co., Ltd. (as Yayoi Toki)
Yoshinori Tokiya ... key animator
Takuo Tominaga ... inbetween animator: Telecom Animation Film Co., Ltd.
Kuni Tomita ... key animator
Keiko Tomizawa ... key animator: Telecom Animation Film
Ami Tomobuki ... key animator (as Ayumi Tomobuki)
Akira Tsukada ... inbetween animator: Telecom Animation Film Co., Ltd.
Tatehiko Uchida ... background artist: Studio Uni
Tsutomu Uchida ... background artist: Studio Fuga
Miho Uchiyama ... ink and paint artist
Hitoshi Ueda ... key animator
Junichi Uehara ... ink and paint artist
Minoru Ueno ... ink and paint artist
Junko Uenoyama ... inbetween animator: Telecom Animation Film Co., Ltd.
Tatsuya Uetsu ... inbetween animator: Nakamura Production
Takashi Umeda ... inbetween animator: Telecom Animation Film Co., Ltd.
Yasuomi Umetsu ... key animator
Satoshi Urushihara ... key animator (as Satoshi Urushibara)
Satoru Utsunomiya ... key animator
Yoshiaki Wakaki ... inbetween animator: Dragon Production
Toshiya Washida ... key animator: Telecom Animation Film
Takashi Watabe ... layout artist
Hiroko Watanabe ... inbetween animator: Telecom Animation Film Co., Ltd.
Kazuyoshi Yaginuma ... key animator
Hideyuki Yagisawa ... ink and paint artist
Kenji Yamamoto ... inbetween animator: Dragon Production
Kimie Yamana ... color key stylist
Kaori Yamasaki ... background artist: Studio Uni
Cindy H. Yamauchi ... key animator (as Hideko Yamauchi)
Hisao Yamazaki ... inbetween animator: Nakamura Production
Yumi Yanagawa ... inbetween animator: Telecom Animation Film Co., Ltd.
Yûichirô Yano ... key animator: Telecom Animation Film (as Yuichiro Yano)
Haruni Yatsu ... ink and paint artist (as Harumi Yatsu)
Kenji Yazaki ... key animator: Telecom Animation Film
Hisao Yokobori ... inbetween animator: Telecom Animation Film Co., Ltd. (as Hisao Yokohori)
Akiko Yoshii ... inbetween animator: Dragon Production
Hiroko Yoshizawa ... inbetween animator: Telecom Animation Film Co., Ltd.
Keiko Yozawa ... inbetween animator: Telecom Animation Film Co., Ltd.
Shin'ya Ôhira ... key animator
Shinji Ôtsuka ... key animator (as Shinji Otsuka)

Music Department

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Sugata Ida Bagus ... musician: "Balinese tantra" (as Geinoh Yamashirogumi)
Yukihiro Issoh ... musician: "Noh performance: Fue Kata" (as Geinoh Yamashirogumi)
Tsuyoshi Kon ... musician: electric guitar (as Geinoh Yamashirogumi)
Junzo Miyamasu ... musician: "Noh performance: Tsuzumi Kata" (as Geinoh Yamashirogumi)
Tokihiko Morishita ... musician: keyboard (as Geinoh Yamashirogumi)
Keiji Muraki ... music recording director
Takashi Namba ... musician: keyboard (as Geinoh Yamashirogumi)
Kenji Ni-ina ... musician: synthesizer "EMU" (as Geinoh Yamashirogumi)
Hiruhiko Ono ... musical editor (as Haruhiko Ohno)
Nobu Saito ... musician: percussion (as Geinoh Yamashirogumi)
Shiro Sasaki ... music recording director
Nobuyuki Shirasaka ... musician: "Noh performance: Ohkawa Kata" (as Geinoh Yamashirogumi)
Hideo Takada ... music recording engineer
Kunihiko Tominaga ... musician: synthesizer (as Geinoh Yamashirogumi)
Hideo Yamaki ... musician: drums (as Geinoh Yamashirogumi)
Shôji Yamashiro ... conductor / musical director
Masamichi Yamazaki ... musician: "Noh performance: Shite Kata" (as Geinoh Yamashirogumi)
Heizo Yoda ... music recording engineer
Keiichiro Yoshioka ... music recording engineer
Kiyoshi Yoshitani ... musician: "Noh performance: Taiko Kata" (as Geinoh Yamashirogumi)

Other crew

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Tony Catanese ... DRS technician: 2001 Pioneer English version
David Fleming ... translator: 2001 Pioneer English version
David Fleming ... spotting: 2001 Pioneer English version
Sawako Furuya ... production coordinator: 2001 Pioneer English version
Hideki Goto ... planning: 2001 Pioneer English version (as Hideki 'Henry' Goto)
L. Michael Haller ... adr screenplay / production coordinator: 1989 Streamline English version
Danielle Ste. Just ... remastering project manager: 2001 Pioneer English version
Ryosuke Kumai ... publicist
Carl Macek ... subtitle script: 1993 Streamline English subtitled version
Goro Morita ... quick action recorder operator
Keiko Nobumoto ... production assistant
Keisuke Onishi ... production coordinator: 2001 Pioneer English version
Julie Phelan ... script supervisor: 1989 Streamline English version
Sheldon Renan ... director
Kevin Seymour ... adr director / adr screenplay
Ken Tsunoda ... production coordinator
Heidi Wilbur ... adr screenplay
Wally Burr ... adr director (uncredited)

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Special Effects

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Kaneda is a bike gang leader whose close friend Tetsuo gets involved in a government secret project known as Akira. On his way to save Tetsuo, Kaneda runs into a group of anti-government activists, greedy politicians, irresponsible scientists and a powerful military leader. The confrontation sparks off Tetsuo's supernatural power leading to bloody death, a coup attempt and the final battle in Tokyo Olympiad where Akira's secrets were buried 30 years ago. Written by Tzung-I Lin

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Taglines Signal Traced to Tokyo! See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Akira: The Special Edition (United States)
  • Акiра (Ukraine)
  • Акира (Russia)
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Runtime
  • 124 min
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Box Office

Budget JPY1,100,000,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $80,000,000

Did You Know?

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Trivia The movie takes place in 2019 and depicts Neo-Tokyo creating a new Olympic stadium. Coincidentally, Tokyo is scheduled to host the 2020 Summer Olympics. See more »
Goofs Kai's socks appear to change color a number of times throughout the film, often from shot to shot within the same scene. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Akira: Production Report (1988). See more »
Soundtracks Tokyo Shoeshine Boy See more »
Crazy Credits The date of the first coming of Akira is the exact same date as it was released originally in Japan. See more »
Quotes Kiyoko: The future is not a straight line. It is filled with many crossroads. There must be a future that we can choose for ourselves.
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