Katshuhiro Otomo, 1988
Based on a series of manga albums of the same name, Akira's action takes place in 2019, when a secret military project puts Neo-Tokyo, a futuristic and cyber-punk city at risk. Through this military experience, the member of a motorcycle gang becomes a psychopath with mental powers capable of devastating everything around him, finding the resistance of two young men and a group of psychics.
The cult around the film has been increasing exponentially since its film debut in the 1980s and is considered a defining object for Japanese animation. Today is considered by many critics one of the best animated films and science fiction ever.