Akira (1990)

Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 2hr 4mins.
Genres Adaptation, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Animated
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Izo Hashimoto Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Katsuhiro Otomo Book as Source Material from comic book 120888 4000003
Katsuhiro Otomo Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Sawako Noma Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Shunzo Kato Producer n/a 3 3000002
Katsuji Misawa Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Shoji Yamashiro Music n/a 120781 8000001
Takashi Nakamura Animator n/a 483 23000003
Hiroaki Sato Animation Director n/a 740 23000002
Yoshio Takeuchi Animation Director n/a 740 23000001
Toshiharu Mizutani Art Director art direction 183 9000001
Ryohei Susuki Producer n/a 3 3000001
Katsuhiro Otomo Director n/a 2 2000001
Masaaki Ohkura Voice of Yamagata 475 1000005
Taro Ishida Voice of Watanabe 475 1000004
Mami Koyama Voice of Kei 475 1000003
Nozomu Sasaki Voice of Tetsuo 475 1000002
Yuriko Fuchizaki Voice of Kaori 475 1000006
Yousuke Akimoto Voice of Store Owner 475 1000007
Kazumi Tanaka Voice of Armi 475 1000011
Taroh Ishida Voice of The Colonel 475 1000010
Takesi Kusao Voice of Kai 475 1000009
Yuka Ohno Voice of Girl C 475 1000008
Mitsuo Iwara Voice of Kaneda 475 1000001
On July 16, 1988, Tokyo was destroyed by what was believed to be a new type of bomb, triggering World War III. Thirty-one years later, in 2019, Neo-Tokyo has arisen from ashes under Japan's new political system; but the glittering city is built on foundations of poverty, ignorance and despair. Kaneda and his friends, a bunch of juvenile delinquents, rumble with a rival group of bikers. While the police attempt to disperse a riot with tear gas, the rumble continues. Tetsuo takes the lead and, after disposing of his opponents, nearly runs down what looks to be a 100-year-old baby. Tetsuo's bike suddenly explodes and he is taken prisoner by the top-secret Akira Project where he is subjected to a series of tests which unleash his latent psycho-kinetic powers. But he is really more powerful than anyone imagined and breaks out, creating a swathe of destruction across the city as he mutates into another life form.