Akira is set in a neon-lit
futuristic post-nuclear war Tokyo in 2019 where a teen biker gang member
is subjected to a government experiment which unleashes his latent powers.
The gang's leader must find a way to stop the ensuing swathe of
Based on the classic 1988 as manga which was made into
an animated film by Katsuhiro Otoma.
More remakes, sigh . . .
Well, not quite. Word has it that this new Akira will be
made into several
live-action feature films which will be based on the rather lengthy
original manga (printed comic book) instead of the movie adaptation