Top 6 Akira Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Akira facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Akira film message.

In the opening light cycle sequence. There is a visible dead body stuffed in a bin for approximately 2 frames.
In the opening light cycle sequence. There is a visible dead body stuffed in a bin for approximately 2 frames.
As the three other test subjects are summoning Akira during Tetsuo's mutation scene, one of the glass tubes that explode contains a specimen of Akita's testicles.
As the three other test subjects are summoning Akira during Tetsuo's mutation scene, one of the glass tubes that explode contains a specimen of Akita's testicles.

Akira Trivia

These trivia from Reddit and other sources can be used as questions with answers in quizzes or games.

  1. Kaneda driver's license expires today

Akira Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - There is a white graffiti under Tokyo 's Olympic Games ad saying they were cancelled
    There is a white graffiti under Tokyo 's Olympic Games ad saying they were cancelled

Akira Hidden Details

1 - When Tetsuo experiences his psychic powers, he foreshadows his own future in the very fast sequences that pop in his head. In this scene, he can't contain his power and that would be true again later when the foreshadowed events occur.
When Tetsuo experiences his psychic powers, he foreshadows his own future in the very fast sequences that pop in his head. In this scene, he can't contain his power and that would be true again later when the foreshadowed events occur.
Akira poster
Akira poster

Akira Plot

A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath who can only be stopped by two teenagers and a group of psychics.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Akira. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director Katsuhiro Ôtomo
Stars Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Tesshô Genda
IMDB score 8.0