Characters » Shikishima Colonel
Blood type: O
Height: 203 cm
Weight: 92.5 kg
Colonel Shikishima, also known as simply The Colonel, is the head of the ongoing government project which was responsible for inadvertently unleashing Akira's power thirty years earlier. Appearing tough and ruthless, he is nevertheless pragmatic enough to recognize the danger Tetsuo's fledgling powers pose and cares for the three Espers under his supervision. Amongst the other government figures depicted in the film, he is shown to be the most principled, eschewing the corruption and hedonism that typifies Neo-Tokyo.