Tokyo, 1988

Tokyo was once the major, capital city of the archipelago nation of Japan before its destruction by Akira. The ruins were mostly abandoned, with only a crater left in its place, and Neo-Tokyo was constructed on an artificial island in Tokyo Bay in order to replace it as the capital city.

Although the events leading up to its demise differ slightly between the anime and the manga version, it remains consistent that the city was teleported to another dimension by Akira when he engulfs it in a ball of energy, effectively destroying it. The incident was officially reported as an atomic bomb detonation, triggering World War III as a result later.

Tokyo (Anime)[edit | edit source]

Tokyo is destroyed by Akira on 6th December 1988 as a result of losing control of his psychic powers.

Tokyo (Manga)[edit | edit source]

Tokyo is destroyed by Akira on 6th December 1992 in retaliation to Nezu accidentally shooting Takashi through the head.

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • One of the largest portions of Tokyo included the Shibuya District.
  • Tokyo is located a bit more south than Rome (the capital of Italy).
  • Tokyo Metropolis had a population of 13,929,286 (June 2019)
  • Greater Tokyo is the most populous urbanized area in the world with 38,140,000 people (January, 2017).

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The 2020 Olympic Games were planned to be held in Tokyo, but in real life as in the story they were not held.
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