In 1988, the Japanese government drops an atomic bomb on Tokyo after ESP experiments on children go wrong. In 2019, 31 years after the bombing of the city, Kaneda, a biker gang leader, tries to save his friend Tetsuo from a secret government project. He battles anti-government activists, greedy politicians, irresponsible scientists and a powerful military leader, until Tetsuo’s supernatural strength suddenly manifests itself. A final battle is fought at the Tokyo Olympiad to uncover the secrets of the experiment.