‘Akira’: Release Date, Rating, Trailer & Details

Akira is an science fiction movie directed by Katsuhiro Ôtomo and starring Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama and Tesshou Genda. The film had a $10 million budget with a 124 minute running time. Akira currently has a 8.1 out of 10 IMDb rating, based on 131415 user votes. The film also has a N/A Metascore on Metacritic.

Akira premiere is in October. The official release date for Akira is October 19, 1988.

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When does Akira come out?

Current movie status: The official release date for Akira premiere is Wednesday, October 19, 1988.

DVD & Blu-ray status: Akira DVD/Blu-ray release is N/A . The movie has been out for around since its theatrical release. Typically, DVD and Blu-ray releases come out 12-16 weeks after the theatrical premiere. We will update this post with more details as soon as they become available. If you want to get notified of new movie updates, please sign up for updates below, and join the conversation in our forums. You may visit Akira’s IMDb page and official website.

Movie plot and summary

Childhood friends Tetsuo and Kaneda are pulled into the post-apocalyptic underworld of Neo-Tokyo and forced to fight for their very survival. Kaneda is a bike gang leader, and Tetsuo is a member of a tough motorcycle crew who becomes involved in a covert government project called Akira. But a bloody battle ensues when Kaneda sets out to save his friend.

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Akira release date and details

Release Date: October 19, 1988
DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: N/A
Movie Budget: $10,000,000
Box Office: N/A
Runtime: 124 minutes
Genre: Science Fiction, Animation
Parental Rating: R
Language: Japanese

Age rating

Akira is rated R. R stands for ‘Restricted’, which means children under 17 require accompanying parent or adult guardian. The movie contains some adult material and parents are urged to learn more about the movie.

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