Akira is a manga series by Katsuhiro Otomo, set in a post-apocalyptic Neo-Tokyo. Otomo directed a 1988 anime film adaptation of the manga.

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Akira (アキラ) is a manga series written and illustrated by Katsuhiro Otomo, who also directed an epochal 1988 anime film adaptation of the manga.

Akira is set in a Neo-Tokyo after the original Tokyo was destroyed by what was apparently a nuclear explosion. Tetsuo, a bike gang member, acquires psychic powers, which attracts the attention of Colonel Shikishima's government team. This team is the same team that experimented on Akira, who also has psychic powers.

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