• Ghibliotheque Presents: Akira (15)

  • Cinema


  • £6.50


  • 120

Celebrate the 35th anniversary of the iconic and game-changing anime.

Neo-Tokyo, 2019. The city is being rebuilt post World War III 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 Tetsuo and Akira before things get out of control and the city is destroyed again. 

This screening will be introduced by Michael Leader and Jake Cunningham, hosts of the animation-focused podcast Ghibliotheque, whose new book, The Ghibliotheque Anime Movie Guide , takes readers on a journey through Japanese feature-length animation from Akira to Your Name and beyond.

The book can be pre-ordered online with your ticket and Michael and Jake will also be selling and signing copies of the book after this screening.


Katsuhiro Ôtomo


Shotaro Kaneda, Tetsuo Shima

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