IMDB : Kaneda is a bike gang leader whose close friend Tetsuo gets involved in a government secret project known as Akira. On his way to save Tetsuo, Kaneda runs into a group of anti-government activists, greedy politicians, irresponsible scientists and a powerful military leader. The confrontation sparks off Tetsuo’s supernatural power leading to bloody death, a coup attempt and the final battle in Tokyo Olympiad where Akira’s secrets were buried 30 years ago.
The future is not a straight line. There are many different pathways. We must try to decide that future for ourselves. Kiyoko (Akira)
Enough! Open up your eyes and look at the big picture; You’re all puppets of corrupt politicians and capitalists. Don’t you understand, it’s utterly pointless to fight each other.
Colonel Shikishima (Akira)
Heh, heh… what’s happened to me? I must be dreaming. I feel like I can take out the world.
Tetsuo Shima (Akira)
Kaneda: You’re gonna kill him, Tetsuo. You want that?
Tetsuo: I want him more than dead, I’ll split his freaking head open!
Shotaro Kaneda and Tetsuo Shima (Akira)
What is it? We aren’t the ones who will change it, but rather, those citizens who hope for Akira will. That which is called science perverts providence! That which is called progress encourages extravagance! (Akira)