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Akira (15)

27-29 October

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Key

  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly

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Iconic and game-changing, Akira is the definitive anime masterpiece, returning to the big screen in a brand new 4K restoration. Katsuhiro Otomo’s landmark cyberpunk classic obliterated the boundaries of Japanese animation and forced the world to look into the future. Akira’s arrival shattered traditional thinking, creating space for movies like The Matrix to be dreamed into brutal reality.

Neo-Tokyo, 2019. The city is being rebuilt post-Third World War when two high school dropouts, Kaneda and Tetsuo, stumble across a secret government project to develop a new weapon – telekinetic humans. After Tetsuo is captured by the military and experimented on, he gains psychic abilities and learns about the existence of the project's most powerful subject, Akira. Both dangerous and destructive, Kaneda must take it upon himself to stop both Tetsuo and Akira before things get out of control and the city is destroyed once again.

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  • Director Katsuhiro Ôtomo
  • Cast Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama
  • Country Japan
  • Year of production 1988
  • Language Japanese with subtitles
  • Running time 2h4m
  • Certification 15
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