Akira

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Ratings

8.0/10

IMDb rating by 174,480 votes

8/10

TMDb rating by 2850 votes
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Additional Details
Runtime:124 min2.067 h
Country:Japan
Language:Japanese
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Other info
TMDb popularity:35.775
DVD released:24 Feb 2009
Box office:$553,171520,496.295 €
IMDb ID:tt0094625
TMDb ID:149
MPAA rating
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1988

Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo

Writers:
Plot: 2019. 31 years after being destroyed during World War 3, Tokyo (now 'Neo-Tokyo') has been rebuilt and is a thriving metropolis. Shotaro Kaneda is the leader of a biker gang. His friend Tetsuo is injured in an accident and taken to a top-secret government facility. He develops telekinetic powers but decides to use them for evil rather than good. He has the same powers as Akira, the force that destroyed Tokyo in 1988, and now it appears that history will repeat itself.

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8.5

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