Neo-Tokyo has risen from the ashes of World War III to become a dark and dangerous megalopolis infested with gangs and terrorists. The government seethes with corruption and only maintains a token control over the powerful military that prevents total chaos and hides the secrets of the past.
Childhood friends Tetsuo and Kaneda plunge into Neo-Tokyo's darkest secret when their motorcycle gang encounters a military operation to retrieve an escaped experimental subject. Tetsuo, captured by the military, is subjected to experiments that make him a powerful psychic, but, unfortunately for Neo-Tokyo, Tetsuo's powers rage out of control and he lashes out at the world that has oppressed him! Nothing can stop the destructive forces that Tetsuo wields except possibly the last boy to destroy Tokyo - AKIRA!
Pioneer/Geneon Entertainment has re-mastered this classic work with the highest technological standards: A new film transfer from new interpositive of the original negative, completely restored and digitally re-mastered by High-Definition digital mastering (1080i, 16:9, D5). THX Certified Audio components are re-mixed to Dolby Digital AC3 Surround Sound (5.1 Channels, English only).
Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English Subtitles.