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Kei (ケイ Kei) is one of the main characters of the Akira manga and anime franchise. A young woman whom Shotaro Kaneda meets while on his quest to find his friend Tetsuo Shima. She is a member of an anti-government organization that Ryu and Mr. Nezu are also involved in. In the anime, she appears to be slightly older than Kaneda, just as he appears younger in the manga.
Kei's role in the Resistance is important because she is completely loyal to its cause and to Ryu. She is strong willed and is the one to discover that Lady Miyako was one of the original child test subjects of the government's secret psychic project. Miyako helps Kei channel her thoughts and discovers she is a conduit for the Espers' telepathy. Kiyoko does this in the movie and Kei communicates with Kaneda and Tetsuo. She works closely with Chiyoko, a physically strong and resilliant resistance fighter and they look out for each other. Near the end of the film, it is implied she is developing psychic abilities of her own.