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Akira (1988)

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This post has the most up-to-date information on Akira as we continuously monitor the news. Below you will find everything you need to know, including cast, release date, rating, runtime, movie budget and, box office results.

Akira is an science fiction movie directed by Katsuhiro Ôtomo and starring Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama and Tesshou Genda and Hiroshi Ohtake. The movie was written by Katsuhiro Ôtomo (screenplay), Izô Hashimoto (screenplay). The film has a $10 million budget with a 124-minute running time. Akira currently has a 8.1 IMDb rating, based on 131415 and N/A Metascore on Metacritic. The movie is rated R.

release date for Akira

Akira release date

When does Akira come out in theaters?

The official theatrical release date for Akira (1988)is October 19, 1988.

When will Akira be released on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital?

Akira DVD/Blu-ray release date is N/A. The estimated DVD release date is N/A. The movie has been out for around since its theatrical release. DVD and Blu-ray releases typically come out 12-16 weeks after the theatrical premiere.

Digital HD from Amazon Video and iTunes will be available 1-2 weeks before the Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K releases – sometime in N/A. Dates do change so check back often as the release approaches. We will update this page with more details as they become available.

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Akira budget

How much did Akira cost to make?

$10,000,000 budget

The movie cost $10 million to make.

Akira movie poster

Akira rating

R Rated

Akira is rated R. R stands for ‘Restricted’, which means children under 17 require accompanying parent or adult guardian. The movie contains some adult material and parents are urged to learn more about the movie.

Akira reviews

8.1 IMDb N/A Metascore

The movie currently has a 8.1 of out 10 IMDb rating and N/A Metascore on Metacritic. We will continue to add and update review scores.

Akira trailer

Akira plot summary

What is Akira about?

Childhood friends Tetsuo and Kaneda are pulled into the post-apocalyptic underworld of Neo-Tokyo and forced to fight for their very survival. Kaneda is a bike gang leader, and Tetsuo is a member of a tough motorcycle crew who becomes involved in a covert government project called Akira. But a bloody battle ensues when Kaneda sets out to save his friend.

Synopsis from IMDb A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop.

The running times are based on US timings only and all times are rounded off to the nearest minute. Other countries may have different running lengths. Theatrical releases running times differ due to the counting of frames from the first frame to the last frame of any credits.

Akira cast

Who is in Akira?

Mitsuo Iwata in Akira Mitsuo Iwata as Shôtarô Kaneda (voice)
Nozomu Sasaki in Akira Nozomu Sasaki as Tetsuo Shima (voice)
Mami Koyama in Akira Mami Koyama as Kei (voice)
Tesshou Genda in Akira Tesshou Genda as Ryûsaku (voice)
Hiroshi Ohtake in Akira Hiroshi Ohtake as Nezu (voice)

Akira box Office

How much did Akira make?

N/A worldwide

The film has made over N/A worldwide at the box office. This does not include the DVD, Blu-ray and digital sales.

Akira details

Theatrical Release Date: October 19, 1988
DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: N/A
Film Budget: $10 million
Box Office: N/A
Length: 124 minutes
Genre: Science Fiction, Animation
Language: Japanese

Akira facts

How long is Akira?

The movie is 124 minutes long (2 hours and 4 minutes).

What year did Akira come out?

The movie is out on October 19, 1988. The movie has been out for .

Who is the lead actor in the movie?

Mitsuo Iwata plays as Shôtarô Kaneda (voice).

Who is the director of Akira?

Katsuhiro Ôtomo directed the movie.

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Harper Wolfei
Harper Wolfei
Harper Wolfei, a writer and avid entertainment fan, has been actively involved in the film industry for the past 4 years. His particular interest lies in sci-fi and action movies.


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