Akira

In July 1988, a massive explosion annihilates Tokyo, triggering World War III. By 2019, Japan is beset by crime and government corruption, particularly in the rebuilt "Neo-Tokyo". One night, during anti-government protests, hot-headed Shōtarō Kaneda leads his bōsōzoku gang, the Capsules, against their rivals, the Clowns. During the brawl, Kaneda's best friend, the sullen Tetsuo Shima, is injured when he crashes his motorcycle into Takashi, a psychic esper who has been abducted from a secret government facility by a resistance organization. Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) Colonel Shikishima, accompanied by another esper, Masaru, returns Takashi to the facility and captures Tetsuo for experimentation. Later, as Kaneda and his gang are interrogated by the police, he spots Kei, an activist belonging to the resistance movement, and tricks the authorities into releasing her along with his gang, taking an interest in her. Read more on Wikipedia.

MPAA Rating:R
Genre:Action, Animation, Drama, Thriller, Sci Fi
Country:Japan
Produced By:Haruyo Kanesaku, Yutaka Maseba, Yoshimasa Mizuo, Hiroe Tsukamoto, Shunzo Kato, RyÔHei Suzuki, James Yosuke Kobayashi, Sawako Noma
Directed By:Katsuhiro ÔTomo
Written By:Katsuhiro ÔTomo, Izô Hashimoto
Cast:Kôichi Kitamura, Emilie De Azevedo Brown, Yôsuke Akimoto, Derek Stephen Prince, Kevin Brief, Steve Kramer, Nozomu Sasaki, Paul Carr, Bob Bergen, Michael Lindsay, Michelle Ruff, William Bassett, Hideyuki Umezu, Masaaki ÔKura, Peter Lurie, Lewis Arquette, Michael Forest, Tatsuhiko Nakamura, Lara Cody, Mona Marshall, Christopher Carroll, Simon Prescott, Skip Stellrecht, Dana Craig, Michihiro Ikemizu, Wally Burr, Kirk Thornton, Tesshô Genda, Michael McConnohie, Jessica Gee, Hiroshi ÔTake, Peter Doyle, Robert Axelrod, Joshua Seth, Masayuki Katô, Yuriko Fuchizaki, Steve Blum, Sam Fontana, Thelma Lúcia, William Knight, Tarô Arakawa, Matthew Mercer, Takeshi Kusao, Steve Staley, Ulisses Bezerra, John Snyder, Beau Billingslea, Jamieson Price, Kazuhiro Kamifuji, Paul St. Peter, Mike Reynolds, Christopher Joyce, Mitsuo Iwata, Cam Clarke, Wendee Lee, Bob Buchholz, Jan Rabson, Dyanne DiRosario, Johnny Yong Bosch, Tarô Ishida, Bruce Winant, Rebecca Forstadt, Kayoko Fujii, Matthew Austin, Peter Spellos, Doug Stone, Barbara Goodson, Joe Romersa, Yuka ÔNo, Cody MacKenzie, Kazumi Tanaka, Sandy Fox, Wendel Bezerra, Adam Sholder, Michitaka Kobayashi, Mizuho Suzuki, Lex Lang, Tony Pope, Lisa Tarulli, Patricia Ja Lee, Kôzô Shioya, Ezra Weisz, Masato Hirano, Mami Koyama, Melora Harte, Eddie Frierson, Jorge Pires, Satoru Inagaki, Steve McGowan, Fukue Itô, Julie Ann Taylor, Yukimasa Kishino, Dan Martin, Ted Rae, Kevin Seymour, Issei Futamata, Tony Oliver, Michael Sorich, Dan Woren
In Theaters:Jul 16, 1988
Runtime:2 hours 4 minutes
Production:Akira Committee Company Ltd., Kôdansha, Mainichi Broadcasting System (MBS)
Box Office:$439,162
Available On:Amazon, Vudu