A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath who can only be stopped by two teenagers and a group of psychics.
Katsuhiro Ôtomo (screenplay)
Izô Hashimoto (screenplay)
- 31 years after being destroyed during World War 3, Tokyo (now ‘Neo-Tokyo’) has been rebuilt and is a thriving metropolis. Shotaro Kaneda is the leader of a biker gang.
His friend Tetsuo is injured in an accident and taken to a top-secret government facility. He develops telekinetic powers but decides to use them for evil rather than good.
He has the same powers as Akira, the force that destroyed Tokyo in 1988, and now it appears that history will repeat itself.