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"Neo-Tokyo is about to E.X.P.L.O.D.E."

The story of Akira takes place in 2019 in Neo-Tokyo. The story focuses on a biker leader named Shotara Kaneda. Kaneda and his gang members fight against a rival gang, known as the Clowns. Unfortunately, Kaneda's friend, Tetsuo Shima gets injured during the fight and accidently crashes his motorcycle into a mysterious small esper named Takashi.

As soon as Kaneda and his gang are taken in and being interrogated, Kaneda meets a young woman named Kei, who is a member of the revolutionary group. Kei decides to release the gang as well as arranges her own release from her group.

Meanwhile, Tetsuo discovers that he received his psychic powers from the accident. After he finds this out, he makes an attempt to run away from the group.

As Tetsuo plans to escape this secret government laboratory, he encounters four small espers known as Kiyoko, Masaru, Takashi and another esper named. They all know what Tetsuo is planning and attempt to kill Tetsuo.

Keneda and Kei try to stop Tetsuo from his violent rampage, but they fail to do so. Tetsuo finds himself near Neo-Tokyo's Olympic Stadium. He finds out that the esper, Akira, is located in a cryonic storage compartment underneath the stadium.

| 1988 | 2 hr 5 min | 8.1/10
Ruairi Robinson, Katsuhiro Otomo

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