I've watched Akira at least seven times and each time I pick up something new from it. Last night I watched it again and wondered about the ending: do Akira, Tetsuo, Masaru, Kiyoko and Takashi merge and create a new universe? There's a few hints such as this quote from Doctor Onishi when Akiras energy pattern begins to compress into a singularity:
What in the world is happening?
B-But this isn't...
If this is correct, it's almost as if...
Is this the birth of a universe?!
When the credits roll we see what looks like the big bang, do they become god of a new universe?