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  • Katsuhiro Ôtomo


  • Nozomu Sasaki
  • Mami Koyama
  • Mitsuo Iwata

A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psionic psychopath that only two kids and a group of psionics can stop.

One of the most influential examples of anime, Akira is based on the manga (comic book) by Katsuhiro Ôtomo. The story is set in the post-apocalyptic community of Neo-Tokyo. Tetsuo (voiced by Nozomu Sasaki) is a fiercely individualistic member of a scroungy motorcycle gang. The despotic authorities, the robot-like police, and even his own gang pursue Tetsuo when he's bombarded with a new, dangerous energy source that has rendered him telekinetic.