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
Originally released in the U.S. by Streamline Pictures in 1990. A decade later, Pioneer Entertainment (now Geneon Entertainment) obtained the license to AKIRA and spent roughly $1 million in restoring the film's audio and video quality, as well as recording an all-new, more accurate English dub. See more »
The movie mentions Neo-Tokyo hosting the 2019 Olympics. This is not an Olympic year. In fact, the Olympics never host the games during odd-numbered years. By coincidence, Tokyo will host the 2020 Olympic games, but they didn't know that in 1988. See more »
Credits roll with Big Bang-like footage of stars and galaxies, in the background. See more »
Starting with the 2001 DVD the 5.1 remix of the original Japanese language version contained several alterations to the music throughout and replaced some of the sound effects. The 2009 Hypersonic remix created for the first Blu-ray release is taken from the same 2001 remix except contains even more changes to the music and sound effects. However, only the original 2009 Blu-ray from Bandai Visual contains the original 1988 stereo mix as a secondary option. All of the re-releases from Funmation only include the Hypersonic remix created back in 2009. See more »
You will not make heads or tails from the movie about a story, but it is a historic achievement and certainlt fun to watch. I love violence and Akira delivers.
The fact that some Hollywood producer has decided to reshoot it shows Hollywood's arrogance.For heaven's sake Hollywood FOAD to your grubby hands.
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