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Akira, the crown jewel of anime and science fiction, returns to theaters with remastered 4K visuals and remixed audio. In the future, Shotaro Kaneda and his motorcycle gang tear through Neo Tokyo, a city divided by growing tensions. But when caught in an accident, Kaneda’s friend Tetsuo Shima discovers a secret government project and receives psychic abilities beyond his control. The film is presented in Japanese with English subtitles.
Based on the graphic novel “AKIRA” by Katsuhiro Otomo. First published by “Young Magazine”, Kodansha Ltd.
The film is Rated R.
Akira premiered on Adult Swim’s Toonami block on December 7, 2013, at 12:00 AM, during the first Toonami Month of Movies. Akira also aired on Toonami on one other occasion, December 20, 2014, at 1:30 AM, during the second Toonami Month of Movies. On Adult Swim, the film was rated TV-MA-V, but was edited to remove some explicit language and nudity.