Akira

Ohtomo’s influential work reinvigorated Western interest in Japanese anime and still feels cutting-edge to this day. Adapting the voluminous cyberpunk manga series of the same name, Akira depicts a post-apocalyptic Neo-Tokyo on the brink of destruction once again. Set against this backdrop, motorcycle gang members Tetsuo and Kaneda find themselves ensnared in a conspiracy much deeper than their nightly skirmishes with a rival gang of biker clowns, one that threatens to transform their friendship, Neo-Tokyo, and Tetsuo forever.

Genres: Animation, Sci-Fi, Action, Drama