Tetsuo is a youth that is plucked from his biker gang and surrendered to test's in a secret experiment that date's year's into the past. His cell's coincide with a powerful force known as Akira, a hidden entity buried within the guts of a submerged vault. These experiments with Tetsuo prove to be a deadly mistake.
Growing up within the boundaries of Neo-Tokyo, Tetsuo and his best friend Kaneda have developed into teens that spend their lives wandering blindly through a daily struggle of survival. The gristled street's are plagued with ultra-violence, radical anti-government agencies, religeous cult's, gang rape, and conspiring political's. Within these form's are the molding's of these two central character's. Kaneda has spent his life protecting Tetsuo, and has developed into a hardened product of the system. A secret agency kidnaps and inspect's, Tetsuo. His body is subjected to test's and penetrating scans while he floats within the confines of massive prodding machine's. Once they determine his wave count is unusually high, the lead professor makes the decision to insert a power, known as Akira, into him.
As the implanted power invade's Tetsuo's mind he uses the strength to act out forces of violence on the society that created him.
Kaneda must decide whether friendship runs deeper than control, and discover's the reason's behind the three mysterious being's that share Tetsuo's power. Akira is a gorgeous pandora's box of tragedy, power, and violence. What would happen if you had the ability of God, and what would be the result? The answer is found within Akira.
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