- dir. KATSUHIRO OTOMO
- year. 1988
- country. Japan
- run-time. 124 mins
- rating. 15
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Doors 19:00 - Film 19:30
- Our Animation Season continues with one of Anime's defining works -
AKIRA (1988) - Animation Season
'The end of the world was only the beginning'
A true Cult-Classic directed by Katsuhiro Ôtomo and a landmark in Japanese Animation.
A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop.
Set in a dystopian, cyberpunk-themed 2019, Akira tells the story of Shōtarō Kaneda, a leader of a local biker gang whose childhood friend, Tetsuo Shima, acquires incredible telekinetic abilities after a motorcycle accident, eventually threatening an entire military complex amidst chaos and rebellion in the sprawling futuristic metropolis of Neo-Tokyo.