From the box:
In the 21st century, 30 years after a devastating global nuclear war, mankind is once again on the brink of total annihilation. In a world populated by rival motorcycle gangs and petty politicians, a powerful psychic force, known only as "AKIRA", suddenly resurfaces in Neo-Tokyo. Tetsuo - a young, inexperienced biker - driven beyond the boundries of sanity by the power of AKIRA, is forced to conjure up demons laying within his subconscious.
AKIRA redefines the very essence of the medium... a mindboggling film unlike anything ever seen before... a milestone in the history of Japanese animation.