Akira

1991
  |  119 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

The film that launched Japanese anime on the world, Akira looks as fresh and vibrant today as it did back in 1988. A wild story of biker-gangs, political intrigue, nuclear paranoia, psychic evolution, and the very nature of the Universe, its sci-fi grandeur, cyberpunk visual style and kinetic action paved the way for Ghost In The Shell which in turn was heavily drawn upon for The Matrix trilogy. But Akira remains the daddy of them all and a masterpiece of sci-fi cinema.