The year is 2019, 30 years after Tokyo was destroyed by a secret weapons project during World War III. Neo-Tokyo has now risen from the ashes and become a dark and dangerous place that is overrun by gangs and terrorists. The government is corrupt and has only a token control over the powerful military that prevents total chaos and keeps secrets from the past hidden.
Childhood friends, Tetsuo and Kaneda thrown into Neo-Tokyo's darkest secret when their motorcycle gang end up in a military operation in search of a runaway experiment. Tetsuo is captured by the military and subjected to a series of experiments that give him powerful mind-reading abilities, but unfortunately for Neo-Tokyo is something wrong. Tetsuo's powers derailed and he hit back at all that oppressed him in this world! Nothing can stop the destructive forces placed showered in Tetsuo, except perhaps the last to destroy Tokyo? Akira!
Get ready to step into this amazing nightmare of hyper-reality created by one of the world's top animation creator, Katsuhiro Otomo.