Akira (1988) - Trailer
Genres: Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy, Animation
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, Tony Oliver, Peter Spellos, Paul St. Peter, Tesshô Genda, Julie Ann Taylor, Dan Woren, Robert Axelrod, William Bassett, Joe Romersa, Barbara Goodson, Michelle Ruff, Mona Marshall
Director(s): Katsuhiro Ôtomo, Katsuhiro Ôtomo
Trailer: Akira (1988)
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.
Neo-Tokyo is about to E•X•P•L•O•D•E
Akira isn't just a movie -- it's the genesis of a genre. Katsuhiro Otomo's landmark, cyberpunk classic obliterated the boundaries of animated film and forced the world to look into the future. Akira's arrival shattered traditional thinking, creating space for movies like the Matrix to be dreamed into reality. Without Kaneda and Tetsuo, without espers and psionic assassins, without that iconic motorcycle -- our world would be a far less exciting place.
The manga became the movie and the movie became a phenomenon. The world took notice. Now Akira is everywhere. If you can't see it in the streets -- if you can't feel it crawling around inside your brain -- then you have yet to be initiated.
What. Are. You. Waiting. For?
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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.