Akira

Movies Set in 2019 Month!

Director: 
Katsuhiro Ôtomo
Year: 
1988
Rating: 
R
Run Time: 
124 mins
Cast: 
Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama

In 1988 the Japanese government drops an atomic bomb on Tokyo after ESP experiments on children go awry. In 2019, 31 years after the nuking of the city, Kaneda, a bike gang leader, tries to save his friend Tetsuo from a secret government project. He battles anti-government activists, greedy politicians, irresponsible scientists and a powerful military leader until Tetsuo's supernatural powers suddenly manifest. A final battle is fought in Tokyo Olympiad exposing the experiment's secrets.