Lists: Action, Animated, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Anime, HPR Selects, Dystopian

Brief Synopsis: "Childhood friends Tetsuo and Kaneda are pulled into the post-apocalyptic underworld of Neo-Tokyo and forced to fight for their very survival. Kaneda is a bike gang leader, and Tetsuo is a member of a tough motorcycle crew who becomes involved in a covert government project called Akira. But a bloody battle ensues when Kaneda sets out to save his friend."

Overall Ranking: 239 (Rank from 1988: # 4)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 71.43%
Regular 14.29%
Half-Popped 14.29%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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CinemaVisitor Erik100
Thomas Pollock100(full review)
David Baruffi97(full review)
Dan Fogarty - Fogs Movie Reviews85(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest83
Bryan Lienesch48 - Just seems like another anime film to me. If there's something special here I guess I missed it.

People Involved

  • Mitsuo Iwata (Shôtarô Kaneda (voice))
  • Nozomu Sasaki (Tetsuo Shima (voice))
  • Mami Koyama (Kei (voice))
  • Tesshô Genda (Ryûsaku (voice))
  • Hiroshi Ôtake (Nezu (voice))
  • Kôichi Kitamura (Priestess Miyako, Council A (voice))
  • Yuriko Fuchizaki (Kaori (voice))
  • Masaaki Ôkura (Yamagata (voice))
  • Takeshi Kusao (Kai (voice))
  • Kazuhiro Kamifuji (Masaru (No. 27) (voice))
  • Tatsuhiko Nakamura (Takashi (No. 26) (voice))
  • Fukue Itô (Kiyoko (No. 25) (voice))
  • Katsuhiro ÅŒtomo (Director)
  • Podcasts

  • SWO Podcast presents Episode 6 - Akira
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