... up there with the most astonishing animated features ever made. ” London Evening Standard
extra show added: Cyberpunk. Post-Apocalyptic. Bike gangs. Armies. Neo-Tokyo, 2019
The 80’s manga classic AKIRA has it all and now with incredible new 4K restoration! With its phenomenal animation and sheer kinetic energy, AKIRA helped set the standard for modern anime.
The city is well on the way to rebuilding after World War III. The central characters, Kaneda and Tetsuo, two high school drop-outs, are members of a joy-riding motorcycle gang. In the opening scene, Kaneda and Tetsuo stumble upon a secret government project to develop telekinetic humans, apparently for use as weapons. Tetsuo learns of the existence of his ‘peer’ Akira, the project’s most powerful subject, and determines to challenge him…
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