Kaori finds Tetsuo at the unfinished stadium, recoiling in pain. With her help he limps towards and sits at the main chair over looking the stadium, his metallic arm begins to mutate mixing body organs and metallic parts which he tries to hide under his cape. Before long Colonel Shikishima shows up and asks Tetsuo to return with him to receive proper treatment this angers him and he attacks Shikishima knocking him to the floor. Tetsuo then makes his way towards Kaori but Shikishima knocks him down by shooting at him, this then causes Tetsuo's mutation to intensify, to Shikishima's and Kaori's horror.Tetsuo extends his grotesque mutated arm outwards towards Shikishima which begins to consume him, a laser then darts out and rips through the mutation causing it to revert back into Tetsuo and subsequently saving Shikishima in the process. Tetsuo turns to see Kaneda on top his bike aiming down a laser at him, Kaneda then fires again missing as Tetsuo jumps up and then lands down shattering the ground beneath Kaneda. Kaneda reverses along a now almost vertical slab of concrete and fires once more at Tetsuo just catching his metallic arm in the blast , he begins to ride away jumping from the concrete slab as Tetsuo uses his psychic powers to shatter it and send large boulders down upon Kaneda.Takashi protects Kaneda from the falling boulders while to Tetsuo's dismay Masaru and Kiyoko begin to move towards the stadium's centre point where the remains of Akira are being kept, Kaneda takes this opportunity while Tetsuo is distracted to again shoot him, Tetsuo manages to deflect the blast but at the cost of his metallic arm. Takashi then joins Masaru and Kiyoko in front of the Akira capsules, while to Kaneda's horror Tetsuo's powers begins to take over his entire body at an unbelievable rate mutating his physical presence.It's at this point of his highest possible power that he calls to Kaneda for help, unable to help Kaneda stares on in complete shook. Tetsuo then lumbers towards Kaori and while crushing part of the stadium consumes her, Kaneda is then flung at and into Tetsuo because of the damage being caused to the stadium (along with his bike). Inside Tetsuo pleads with Kaneda to help him as Kaori is dying and he can feel her pain, Kaneda tells him to stop but Tetsuo says that his body isn't doing what he tells it to as Kaori is horrifically crushed within Tetsuo. Tetsuo cries for Kaneda's help as outside we see lasers dart out off Tetsuo's mutated body.This causes Tetsuo's body to recoil in pain and transform further, whilst throwing Kaneda out duing the chaos. Tetsuo moves towards Shikishima who tells Takashi, Masaru and Kiyoko to escape, but they ignore him and continue to sit in front of the Akira capsules in complete silence, un-moved by the events happening just behind them. Tetsuo then consumes Shikishima and begins to cover Takashi, Masaru and Kiyoko as the Akira capsules shatter. Akira's physical form begins to appear forcing Tetsuo back, freeing Shikishima in the process. The children greet Akira, as he walks forward a blast (much like the one from the start of the film) begins to consume the stadium. As Akira’s powers are too high for this universe if he exists here in any form his being implodes into itself creating a new universe where he can exist, this is what happens here and this is where Tetsuo is taken, in other words Akira is nothing short of a god. Shikishima is teleported away from the blast to safety, Tetsuo tries to escape the blast which causes him to slightly de-mutate. Takashi tries to save Kaneda but is pushed aside as he jumps into Akira's blast to help Tetsuo.Takashi ignores Masaru and Kiyoko's pleas to stay away and goes in after Kaneda, Masaru and Kiyoko agree that they should all try and save Kaneda as none of this was his fault. Inside Kaneda is witness to Tetsuo's memories and dreams of their friendship revealing despite the power struggle between the two, they always saw each other as good friends. Kaneda is also witness to memories of Akira's while he was still part of this universe.Kaneda then awakens to see the city being consumed in a massive blast of light (which crushes The Doctor) and water smashing through streets and through sky-scrapers. After the chaos calms down a tiny spec of light appears infront of Kaneda as he wraps his hands round it he utters "Tetsuo", Kei stands behind him and he thanks her for calling him back believing her to be the one that saved him (Not The Espers). Kaisuke shows up and asks what happened to Tetsuo, Kaneda replies that he doesn't know as a ray of light shines down upon them. Shikishima safely emerges from the tunnel as Kaneda, Kei and Kaisuke ride off into the city.The film ends with:"But some day we ought to be able to...""Because...It has already begun""I am Tetsuo"