International Title:
Akira
Japanese Title:
Akira
US Title:
Akira
Alternate Title:
-
 
Production: Toho / Kodansha / Bandai / MBS / Hakuhodo*
Distributor: Toho
Japan Release Date Japan Running Time
1988 124 Minutes
 
US Distributor: Streamline Pictures
US Release Date US Running Time
1989 124 Minutes

Staff
Directed by Katsuhiro Otomo
Writing credits Katsuhiro Otomo, Izo Hashimoto
Produced by James Yosuke Kobayashi, Haruyo Kanesaku, Shunzo Kato, Yutaka Maseba, Yoshimasa Mizuo, Sawako Noma, Ryohei Suzuki, Hiroe Tsukamoto
Music by Shoji Yamashiro
Cinematography by Katsuji Misawa
Film Editing by Takeshi Seyama
Production Design by Kuzuo Ebisawa, Yuji Ikehata, Koji Ono, Toshiharu Mizutani
Production Manager Yoichi Ikeda, Yokinori Sakai
Full Production Committee Toho, Kodansha, Bandai, MBS, Hakuhodo, Tokyo Movie Shinsha, Sumitomo Corporation
Cast
Shotaro Kaneda Mitsuo Iwata
Tetsuo Shima Nozomu Sasaki
Kei Mami Koyama
Ryusaku Tessho Genda
Nezu Hiroshi Otake
Miyako, Priestess Koichi Kitamura
Inspector Michihiro Ikemizu
Kaori Yuriko Fuchizaki
Yamagata Masaaki Okura
Eiichi Watanabe Taro Arakawa
Kai Takeshi Kusao
Army Kazumi Tanaka, Taro Arakawa
Sakiyama, Engineer Masayuki Kato
Harukiya Bartender Yosuke Akimoto
Yuji Takeyama Masato Hirano
Mitsuru Kuwata Yukimasa Kishino
Masaru (No. 27) Kazuhiro Kamifuji
Takashi (No. 26) Tatsuhiko Nakamura
Kiyoko (No. 25) Fukue Ito
Terrorist Yukimasa Kishino
Assistant Yukimasa Kishino
Spy Masato Hirano
Follower of Miyako Kozo Shioya
Council Koichi Kitamura, Yukimasa Kishino, Masayuki Kato, Masato Hirano, Taro Arakawa, Michihiro Ikemizu
Girls Kayoko Fujii, Masami Toyoshima, Yuka Ono
Shikishima, Colonel Taro Ishida
Onishi, Doctor Mizuho Suzuki
- Issei Futamata
- Sanshiro Nitta
- Hideyuki Umezu
- Satoru Inagaki
Monster Appearances Aliens, SDF, Misc
None Tetsuo Shima, Masaru, Takashi, Kiyoko, Battle Tank, SOL
Stock Footage Other Points of Interest
None Box Office, Soundtrack

Box Office
Release Date: July 16th, 1988 (Japan)
Budget: ¥1,100,000,000 / $8,000,000 (Rough Figure)

Release Date: December 25th, 1989 (US)
Opening Weekend: $11,263 (US, 2 Theaters)
Total: $439,162 (US)

DVDs and Blu-rays

United States Region 1 Akira Geneon (2001) Order
United States Region 1 Akira: Special Edition Geneon (2001) Order
United States Region 1 Akira: Limited Edition Geneon (2001) Order
United States Region 1 Akira: DTS Geneon (2002) Order
United States Region 1 Akira: Signature Series Geneon (2004) Order
Japan Region 2 Akira: DTS Sound Edition Geneon (2002)
Australia Region 4 Akira: Special Edition Madman (2001)
United States Blu-Ray Akira Honneamise (2009) Order
United States Blu-Ray Akira: Collector's Case Funimation (2017) Order

CD Soundtracks

Reviews
 Staff
   -  
 Users
   Evan Brehany(08/21/2011) Score: Star Rating 4/5