Akira 15

Director: Katsuhiro Otomo
Origin: Japan
Subtitles: Yes

This superbly paced, gritty and intelligent tale is set in 2019’s post-apocalyptic Neo-Tokyo where the mysterious military-scientific government’s secret weapons, telekinetic humans, battle the cyberpunk resistance and threaten to destroy the world. With an unheard of billion yen production budget Akira set the technical benchmark on it’s original release and from this brand new HD digital print the definitive masterpiece is a must see on the big screen. The Barbican


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Jack Boyles said:

Generally a Classic, the film to put Manga Animation on the map.
Outstanding animation that even today stands strong, amazing story telling, great sound design, great soundtrack and most of all... One of those films that is a Film Experience, immersive and beautiful.
A life changing film.


Andrew Clissold said:

Was my first time watching Akira. Wow, utterly outstanding. A visual and audio treat..


Mathew Trivett said:

Still a classic and stunning animation in this cyberpunk epic. Also story about growing from a teenager to an adult, and controlling that intense transition. Shriveled little green kids, biker gang kids, assimilating technology into the body, the fear and abuse of science, anti-government protests and a destroyed Olympic stadium.

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