A senior military officer who oversees research into psychic abilities. He listens closely to the three Esper children, and seeks to capture Tetsuo to exploit his powers.
A honor-driven and uncompromising man, the Colonel ends up overthrowing the Neo-Tokyo government in both the anime and manga, viewing them as corrupt and self-serving. Despite his physical size, he relies on his forces, as well as the Caretaker robots and the satelite weapon SOL to achieve his aims.
Akira follows the story of two best friends, Tetsuo Shima and Shotaro Kaneda, who suddenly get wrapped up in an epic battle which humanity's future hinges on. Let’s take a look at some of the rival bike gangs in the series, as well as Kaneda's famous motorcycle!