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Akira ()

directed by Katsuhiro Otomo
featuring Cameron Clarke, Mitsuo Iwara, Jan Rabson, Nozomu Sasaki, Lara Cody, Mami Koyama, Taro Ishida, Masaaki Ohkura, Tony Pope, Barbara Goodson, Yuriko Fuchizaki, Yosuke Akimoto, Yasuko Ohno, Takeshi Kusao, Drew Thomas

One of the most influential examples of anime, Akira is based on the manga (comic book) by Katsuhiro Otomo. The story is set in the post-apocalyptic community of Neo-Tokyo. Tetsuo is a fiercely individualistic member of a scroungy motorcycle gang. The despotic authorities, the robot-like police, and even the cycle gang pursue Tetsuo when he's bombarded with a new, insidious energy source that has rendered him telekinetic. Budgeted at eight million dollars, Akira has become a cult favorite in the States thanks to generous ...

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