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  • Akira (1988)

    8.26/10

    R | 2h 04min | Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy, Animation

    Published Sat., January 06, 2018

  • Akira (1988) Release Dates

  • In Theaters: March 04, 2016
  • DVD: May 01, 2016

Akira (1988) Plot & Synopsis

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Starring Lex Lang, Beau Billingslea, Steve Blum, Wendee Lee, Michael McConnohie

Directed by Katsuhiro Ôtomo, Katsuhiro Ôtomo

Synopsis: 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.

Tagline: Signal Traced to Tokyo!

Synopsis: 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.

Tagline: Signal Traced to Tokyo!

Storyline: 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.

  • Akira (1988) Movie Details

  • Directors: Katsuhiro Ôtomo, Katsuhiro Ôtomo
  • Writers: Katsuhiro Ôtomo, Izô Hashimoto
  • Cast: Lex Lang, Beau Billingslea, Steve Blum, Wendee Lee, Michael McConnohie, Kirk Thornton, William Knight, Doug Stone, Bob Bergen, Steve Kramer, Jan Rabson, Dan Martin, Michael Forest, John Snyder, Lara Cody, Steve Staley, Sandy Fox, Jamieson Price, Peter Spellos, Tony Oliver, Tesshô Genda, Paul St. Peter, Julie Ann Taylor, Dan Woren, Robert Axelrod, William Bassett, Joe Romersa, Barbara Goodson, Michelle Ruff, Mona Marshall
  • Genres: Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy, Animation
  • Producers: Haruyo Kanesaku, Shunzo Kato, James Yosuke Kobayashi, Yutaka Maseba, Yoshimasa Mizuo, Sawako Noma, Ryôhei Suzuki, Hiroe Tsukamoto
  • Musicians: Shôji Yamashiro
  • Cinematographers: Katsuji Misawa
  • Editors: Takeshi Seyama
  • Our Score: 8/10 by Michael A.
  • Average Rating: 8.26/10 of 131,931 Votes!
  • Runtime: 124 min / 2h 04min
  • Year: 1988
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Oscars: 0
  • Awards: 0
  • Nominations: 0
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