Akira

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Ratings

8.1/10

IMDb rating by 143,415 votes

7.9/10

TMDb rating by 1751 votes
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Additional Details
Runtime:124 min2.067 h
Country:Japan
Language:Japanese
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Other info
TMDb popularity:14.34
Production:Streamline Pictures
DVD released:17 Jul 2001
IMDb ID:tt0094625
TMDb ID:149
MPAA rating
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1988

Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo

Writers:
Plot: 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.

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8.5

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