• 1988
  • Japan
  • 124 min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Otomo Katsuhiro
  • Cast: Animated by Nakamura Takashi, with the voices of Iwata Mitsue, Sasaki Nozomu, Koyama Mami, Ishida Taro.

Based on the multi-volume graphic novel by Otomo, Akira is a mythical, futuristic tale of post-holocaust Tokyo, where pill-popping biker kids begin to unearth a government project designed to exploit the psychic and telekinetic powers of a group of laboratory-bound children. Superbly animated, with a fantastic visual and narrative imagination, but you'd be well advised to know something of the plot before you see it.

Performance times

Proud East, London N1 (0.0 miles)

2–10 Hertford Road, Haggerston, London, N1 5ET
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Mon 1 May

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