How to Watch Akira 1988 Online in The UK

Released: 1988

Rated: R

8.0/10

Updated: 11th Oct, 2021
Genres: Action, Animation, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo

The cast of Akira

Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Tesshô Genda

What is Akira about?

Kaneda is a bike gang leader whose close friend Tetsuo gets involved in a government secret project known as Akira. On his way to save Tetsuo, Kaneda runs into a group of anti-government activists, greedy politicians, irresponsible scientists and a powerful military leader. The confrontation sparks off Tetsuo's supernatural power leading to bloody death, a coup attempt and the final battle in Tokyo Olympiad where Akira's secrets were buried 30 years ago.

Where to watch Akira


Streaming on Funimation Now

Any child of the 90s will remember Funimation as the go to place for everything anime. In the new millennium, they have expanded their catalogue and their reach via streaming. Now all anime fans can log on to one platform and binge watch all their favourite shows.

Got a question about Funimation Now?

Funimation Now hosts only content specific their distribution network. There are no tie ups yet between other services like Netflix or Amazon Prime.
This is one of the benefits of the platform. Users can shop their favourite anime merchandise and collectibles.
Almost every show is available with subs or in the English dub.

Benefits

  • A one stop shop for everything anime.
  • Free trial available.
  • Perhaps the best catalogue of anime online.
  • Ultra HD and 4K available.

Rent or Stream with iTunes.

With iTunes, you can rent or or buy your favourite shows and movies and watch them across all your linked devices be it iOS or Android powered.

Got a question about iTunes?

You can access content in two ways. You can rent content for a limited period of time, during which you can watch whenever you want. Or you can buy content which will put it into your library and you will be able to watch as many times as you want whenever you want.
No, iTunes is not a streaming service. There is no on-going subscription to be paid, or varying levels service. Simply pay for what you want to watch and you can watch it straight away. This is great for the odd show or movie that your other streaming subscriptions do not have.