Katsuhiro Otomo manga which catapulted Japanese manga into the Western world.
Neo-Tokyo, 2019. The cyberpunk city is well on the way to rebuilding after World War III.
Kaneda and Tetsuo, two high school drop-outs, are members of a joy-riding motorcycle gang who stumble upon a secret government project to develop telekinetic humans, to use as weapons. Tetsuo learns of the existence of his 'peer' Akira, the mind project's most powerful subject, and is determined to challenge him and instead becomes embroiled in the project and develops special powers which must be contained to save the city from total destruction.
Akira is a landmark manga film in the history of cinema. Own it on 4k UHD blu ray.
Director: Katsuhiro Otomo
Cast: Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasako, Mami Koyama, Tessho Genda
Language: Japanese (with English subtitles)
Runtime: 125 minutes