is a fanfic reimagining
of Katsuhiro Otomo's epic franchise. The plot and setting is mostly similar, pruning elements of both the manga and anime film
, but with a key difference: the titular psychic godchild is now the protagonist.
The fic has been deleted from Fanfiction.net
Akira: Rebirth contains examples of:
- Bittersweet Ending: Akira regains his godlike powers, but now has control over them, and with the combined psychic might of his fellow Espers, he sends Tetsuo to a new universe of his own creation. However, they must leave with him. Kaneda finds redemption and settles down with Kei, but its unknown if their relationship will last, seeing as how her brother, Ryu, is now dead. In the new universe, Akira comes to emotional maturity and confirms his love for Kiyoko in the company of Tetsuo and all of the children of the Project.
- Black and Gray Morality / Gray and Gray Morality: There are no clear heroes in the story, and sometimes the sinners have valid reasons or excuses for why they do the things they do. Shukutai, Nezu and Yamada pretty much exist to show off how much better Tetsuo is by comparison. Don't get us started on Akira.