1989 Official Selection, film index



  1. Overview
  2. Fact Sheet

In the apocalyptic world of a post-atomic Tokyo, Kaneda and his motorcycle gang live out their nights in territorial wars with rival gangs. Kaneda's friend Tetsuo is victim to a strange accident during one of these violent encounters. He is taken away by the army who use him in their Akira project as a guinea pig giving him uncontrollable psychic powers.

The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: Akira

    Directed by: Katsuhiro ÔTOMO

    Country: Japan

    Year of production: 1988

    Running time: 02 h 04 min

  • Technique

    Category: Feature film

    Techniques used: drawing on cels

    Version: Version originale japonaise sous-titrée français

    Process: Colour

    Target public: 12-15 years, Adults

  • Credits

    Directed by: Katsuhiro ÔTOMO

    Production: KODANSHA LTD.

    Artistic direction: Mizutani Toshiharu

    Script: Izo Hashimoto

    Sets: Toshiharu Mizutani

    Animation: Takashi Nakamura

    Camera: Katsuji Misawa

    Music: Shoji Yamashiro, Magic Capsule.

    Sound: Tetsuo Segawa

    Editing: Takeshi Seyama

    Voice: Iwata Mitsuo, Sasaki Nozomu, Koyama Mami, Genda Tessyou, Ishida Tarou