Japan Foundation Los Angeles provides high quality Japanese film screening every second and fourth Wednesday.
June 11 (Wednesday) 7:00 pm
JFLA Auditorium, 5700 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Free to attend. Reservation is not required.
“Akira” 124 mins, 1988
In Japanese with English subtitles
“Akira” is a popular cult film and landmark in Japanese animation.
Akira is based on the manga (comic book) by Katsuhiro Otomo.
The story is set in the post-apocalyptic community of Neo-Tokyo.
Kaneda is a bike gang leader whose close friend Tetsuo gets involved in a government secret project known as Akira.
The despotic authorities, robot-like police, and even a biker gang pursue Tetsuo when he’s bombarded with a new, insidious energy source that has rendered him telekinetic.
His supernatural power leads to bloody death, a coup attempt, and the final battle in Tokyo Olympiad where Akira’s secrets were buried 30 years ago.