Acknowledgments.- Introduction: 'If you awaken Akira, no one will be able to stop him'.- 1. Themes: 'Open your eyes and look at the big picture'.- 2. Production: 'The door's unlocked'.- 3. Influences and Legacy: 'What sort of memories are hidden within?'.- 4. Further Works by Katsuhiro Otomo: 'Humans do all kinds of things during their lifetimes'.- Notes.- Credits.
Colin Odell and Michelle Le Blanc are writers, broadcasters and film critics. They are the co-authors of Horro Films and Anime, amongst other titles, and editors of Kamera, the online film salon.