New York Times Critics' Pick
124 mins.
Directed by Katsuhiro Otomo
Japanese with subtitles

New 4K restoration.

Clandestine army activities threaten the war torn city of Neo-Tokyo when a mysterious being with powerful psychic abilities escapes his prison and inadvertently draws a violent motorcycle gang into a heinous web of experimentation.

As a result, a biker with a twisted mind embarks on a path of war, seeking revenge against a society that once called him weak.

"Some kind of fever-dream masterpiece, easily the most breathtaking and kinetic anime ever made and one of the most eloquent (if utterly hermetic) films about atomic afterclap." Michael Atkinson, The Village Voice

Watch A.O. Scott of the New York Times discuss AKIRA: