Senior Library Books
brief, basic information laid out in an easy-to-read format. May use informal language. (Includes most news articles)
provides additional background information and further reading. Introduces some subject-specific language.
lengthy, detailed information. Frequently uses technical/subject-specific language. (Includes most analytical articles)
This research guide has been created to support the IB year 11 Film students studying Akira.
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 a bloody death, a coup attempt, and the final battle in Tokyo Olympiad where Akira's secrets were buried 30 years ago. ( Lin, T. 2018)