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Akira

Akira

Akira

1988 / 124min / DCP

DIRECTOR: KATSUHIRO ÔTOMO

CAST: MITSUO IWATA, NOZOMU SASAKI, MAMI KOYAMA, TESSHô GENDA

More than any single feature film, Katsuhiro Ôtomo’s adaptation of his own manga series is the one that introduced the glories of Japanese anime to an international audience. In 2019, thirty-one years after the Japanese government nuked Tokyo as damage control for an experiment involving using ESP on children, biker Kaneda rides one of the most iconic motorcycles in cinema into the unknown, on a mission to save his friend Tetsuo from a vast and far-reaching conspiracy. A feast of imagistic imagination, climaxing in an unforgettable battle royale in the Tokyo Olympiad.

A Funimation release.

Screening in Japanese with English subtitles.