2019: on the ruins of Tokyo metropolis of Neo-Tokyo, an oppressive and inhuman city where violence, terrorism and drugs are everyday problems rises. Religious sects and extremist groups, taking advantage of the dissatisfaction of citizens, AKIRA cultivated the myth of a guinea pig boy depositary absolute power whose resurrection mean for Japan dawn of a new era.
The government experiments on children with psychic powers to dam the city. While the story focuses on two street motorcyclists, Kaneda and Tetsuo, very good friends that when Tetsuo suffers a collision with a psychic child in a gang fight, gets powers gradually increase, causing hallucinations and incredible psychic powers. While Tetsuo Libera chaos in the city and havoc to demonstrate his powers believing a God, Kaneda tries to stop him before it’s over, or the same Neo-Tokyo.