Reel Thursday: AKIRA (1988)

AKIRA (1988) is based on the graphic novel “Akira” by Katsuhiro Otomo; first published by “Young Magazine”, Kodansha Ltd. ©1988 MASH・ROOM/ AKIRA COMMITTEE All Rights Reserved.


In 1988, the Japanese government drops an atomic bomb on Tokyo after ESP experiments on children go awry. World War III breaks loose. In 2019, 31 years after the nuking of the city, Kaneda, the leader of a group of young robust delinquents spends his nights tearing through the urban wastes, and tries to save his friend Tetsuo from a secret government project.


This film is organised in conjunction with the exhibition, “Takashi Murakami: From Superflat to Bubblewrap“.  Due to the limited capacity, please note that each customer is only allowed to book seats for up to 1 person only. Please arrive 15 minutes before the screening begins. If you are not present by 6.45pm, your seat will be released to the waiting list and/or walk-in visitors. Admission to the film screening can only be secured with an unused exhibition entry ticket. Exhibition entry tickets can be purchased at the gallery.