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Runtime: 124 min

Genres: Action | Animation | Fantasy | Mystery | Sci-Fi

Languages: Japanese

Countries: Japan


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 midnight-movie exposure and its availibilty on video and cable TV.~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide



Directors (1)

Katsuhiro Ôtomo (supervising)

Writers (2)

Izô Hashimoto screenplay
Katsuhiro Ôtomo screenplay

Composers (1)

Editors (1)

Cinematographers (1)

Katsuji Misawa (director of photography)

Actors (104)

Adam Sholder Additional Voices (Animaze version 2001) (voice: English version)
Bambi Darro Girl In Kaneda's Gang (Animaze version 2001) (voice: English version)
Barbara Goodson Kaori (Streamline version 1989) (voice: English version) (as Barbara Larsen)
Bob Bergen Masaru / Kai (voice: English version)
Bob Buchholz Ryu (Animaze version 2001) (voice: English version) (as Robert Wicks)
Brad Wurst Additional Voices (Streamline version 1989) (voice: English version)
Bruce Winant Additional Voices (Streamline version 1989) (voice: English version)
Burt Walters Additional Voices (Streamline version 1989) (voice: English version)
Cam Clarke Kaneda (voice: English version) (as Jimmy Flinders)
Chloe Thornton Additional Voices (Animaze version 2001) (voice: English version)
Christopher Joyce Additional Voices (Animaze version 2001) (voice: English version)
Cody MacKenzie Additional Voices (Animaze version 2001) (voice: English version)
Dan Martin Additional Voices (Animaze version 2001) (voice: English version)
Dan Woren Additional Voices (Animaze version 2001) (voice: English version) (as Jackson Daniels)
Derek Stephen Prince Additional Voices (Animaze version 2001) (voice: English version) (as David Umansky)
Detroit Louie Additional Voices (Animaze version 2001) (voice: English version)
Doug Stone Council Member (Animaze version 2001) (voice: English version)
Dougary Grant Additional Voices (Animaze version 2001) (voice: English version)
Eddie Frierson Additional Voices (Streamline version 1989) (voice: English version) (as Christy Mathewson)
Emily Brown Newscaster / Nurse (Animaze version 2001) (voice: English version) (as Emilie Brown)
Ezra Weisz Additional Voices (Animaze version 2001) (voice: English version) (as Ethan Murray)
Fukue Itô Kiyoko (No. 25) (voice) (as Sachie Itô)
Guy Pinkham Additional Voices (Animaze version 2001) (voice: English version)
Hideyuki Umezu (voice)
Hiroshi Ôtake Nezu (voice)
Issei Futamata (voice)
Ivan Buckley Bartender (Animaze version 2001) (voice: English version)
Jamieson Price Colonel (Animaze version 2001) (voice: English version)
Jan Rabson Tetsuo / Additional Voices (voice: English version) (as Stanley Gurd Jr.)
Jessica Gee Additional Voices (Animaze version 2001) (voice: English version)
Jim Taggert Additional Voices (Animaze version 2001) (voice: English version)
Joe Romersa Additional Voices (Animaze version 2001) (voice: English version)
Johnny Yong Bosch Kaneda (Animaze version 2001) (voice: English version)
Jonathan C. Osborne Additional Voices (Animaze version 2001) (voice: English version)
Joshua Seth Tetsuo Shima (Animaze version 2001) (voice: English version)
Josil Ferhardt Additional Voices (Animaze version 2001) (voice: English version)
Julie Ann Taylor Additional Voices (Animaze version 2001) (voice: English version) (as Jean Howard)
Julie Phelan Additional Voices (Streamline version 1989) (voice: English version)
Kayoko Fujii Girl A (voice)
Kazuhiro Kamifuji Masaru (No. 27) (voice) (as Kazuhiro Kandô)
Kazumi Tanaka Army (voice)
Kirk Thornton Additional Voices (Animaze version 2001) (voice: English version) (as Sparky Thornton)
Kôichi Kitamura Priestess Miyako / Council A (voice)
Kôzô Shioya Follower of Miyako (voice)
Kurt P. Wimberger Additional Voices (Animaze version 2001) (voice: English version) (as Kurt Wimberger)
Lara Cody Kei (Streamline version 1989) (voice: English version) (as Deanna Morris)
Lee Kelso Additional Voices (Animaze version 2001) (voice: English version)
Lewis Lemay Additional Voices (Streamline version 1989) (voice: English version)
Lex Lang Additional Voices (Animaze version 2001) (voice: English version)
Lisa Tarulli Additional Voices (Animaze version 2001) (voice: English version)
Mami Koyama Kei (voice)
Masaaki Ôkura Yamagata (voice)
Masami Toyoshima Girl B (voice)
Masato Hirano Yûji Takeyama / Spy / Council F (voice)
Masayuki Katô Engineer Sakiyama / Council D (voice)
Matthew Hustin Additional Voices (Animaze version 2001) (voice: English version)
Matthew Mercer Kaisuke / Additional Voices (voice: English version) (as Matt 'Masamune' Miller)
Melora Harte Additional Voices (voice: English version) (as Marylin Lane)
Michael Forest Colonel's Council Connection (Animaze version 2001) (voice: English version) (as Russell Thor)
Michael Lindsay Member of Kaneda's Gang (Animaze version 2001) (voice: English version) (as Dylan Tully)
Michael McConnohie Additional Voices (Animaze version 2001) (voice: English version)
Michael Sorich Additional Voices (Animaze version 2001) (voice: English version)
Michelle Ruff Kaori (Animaze version 2001) (voice: English version)
Michihiro Ikemizu Inspector / Council I (voice)
Michitaka Kobayashi (voice)
Mike Lembaw Additional Voices (Animaze version 2001) (voice: English version)
Mike Reynolds Mr. Nezu (Animaze version 2001) (voice: English version) (as Ray Michaels)
Mitsuo Iwata Shôtarô Kaneda (voice)
Mizuho Suzuki Doctor Ônishi (voice)
Mona Marshall Additional Voices (Animaze version 2001) (voice: English version)
Nozomu Sasaki Tetsuo Shima (voice)
Patricia Ja Lee Additional Voices (Animaze version 2001) (voice: English version) (as Pee Jay Lee)
Paul St. Peter Interrogator #2 (Animaze version 2001) (voice: English version) (as George C. Cole)
Peter Lee Additional Voices (Animaze version 2001) (voice: English version)
Peter Spellos Council Member (Animaze version 2001) (voice: English version)
Rebecca Forstadt Additional Voices (Animaze version 2001) (voice: English version)
Richard Plantagenet Additional Voices (Animaze version 2001) (voice: English version)
Robert Axelrod Resistance Member (Animaze version 2001) (voice: English version)
Sam Strong Additional Voices (Animaze version 2001) (voice: English version)
Sandy Fox Kiyoko (voice: English version)
Satoru Inagaki (voice)
Simon Prescott The Doctor (Animaze version 2001) (voice: English version) (as Simon Isaacson)
Skip Stellrecht Additional Voices (Animaze version 2001) (voice: English version) (as Henry Douglas Grey)
Steve Blum Nurse (Animaze version 2001) (voice: English version) (as David Lucas)
Steve Kramer Ryu (Streamline version 1989) (voice: English version) (as Drew Thomas)
Steve Staley Helicopter Reporter (Animaze version 2001) (voice: English version) (as Steve Cannon)
Takeshi Kusao Kai (voice)
Tarô Arakawa Eiichi Watanabe / Council G / Army (voice)
Tarô Ishida Colonel Shikishima (voice)
Tatsuhiko Nakamura Takashi (No. 26) (voice)
Ted Rae Additional Voices (Animaze version 2001) (voice: English version)
Tesshô Genda Ryûsaku (voice) (as Tetsusho Genda)
Tony Oliver Police Car Driver (Animaze version 2001) (voice: English version)
Tony Pope Additional Voices (Streamline version 1989) (voice: English version) (as Tony Mozdy)
Tony Sarducci Additional Voices (Animaze version 2001) (voice: English version)
Watney Held Additional Voices (Streamline version 1989) (voice: English version)
Wendee Lee Kei (Animaze version 2001) (voice: English version)
William Bassett Additional Voices (Animaze version 2001) (voice: English version)
William Knight Additional Voices (Animaze version 2001) (voice: English version) (as William Frederick Knight)
W.T. Hatch Additional Voices (Animaze version 2001) (voice: English version)
Yôsuke Akimoto Harukiya Bartender (voice)
Yuka Ôno Girl C (voice) (as Yuka Ohno)
Yukimasa Kishino Mitsuru Kuwata / Terrorist / Assistant / Council B (voice)
Yuriko Fuchizaki Kaori (voice)