Legendary anime movie "Akira" (1988) is the cinema classic in January. The screenings will take place on Wednesdays in January.
2019. 31 years after being destroyed during World War 3, Tokyo (now 'Neo-Tokyo') has been rebuilt and is a thriving metropolis. Shotaro Kaneda is the leader of a biker gang. His friend Tetsuo is injured in an accident and taken to a top-secret government facility. He develops telekinetic powers but decides to use them for evil rather than good. He has the same powers as Akira, the force that destroyed Tokyo in 1988, and now it appears that history will repeat itself.
The world premiere was on 16 July 1988 in Japan.
All of the films that are being shown as part of the CINEMA CLASSICS series have been digitally restored. They will be screened at a minimum of 2K resolution and with high-quality 5.1 sound.
NB! The film will be screened in japanese with english subtitles.