The year is 2019. A teenage boy is exposed to a mysterious energy source and develops telekinetic powers that place him at the center of a conflict that may destroy the world.
One of the best-known examples of contemporary Japanese animation, this cyberpunk adventure takes place in the post-apocalyptic city of Neo-Tokyo. According to Vice, "the film set the scene for Pokemon, Naruto and Dragonball Z to become cultural phenomenons." Netflix's Stranger Things?? Kanye West's music video for "Stronger"?? NOT A THING without Akira!!
Chances are you're already a huge Akira nerd, but if not, welcome to this groundbreaking "neon feast of ultraviolence, hallucination and destruction."
This mesmerizing, towering achievement in imagination takes place in the year 2019, and was released in the US in 1989, making 2019 its 30th anniversary!