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Cult Cinema

Akira

Fri., September 18, 2015

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Directed by Katsuhiro Otomo. Japan. 1988. R. 124 minutes. Funimation. 35mm.

This presentation will feature the original, 1989 Streamline/Electric Media English dub that early anime fans fell in love with. Yes, Kaneda will sound like he’s from Brooklyn, and that’s how we like it!

“In spite of its increasingly daring and experimental visual stylings, the Japanese animation industry has yet to produce a film that truly rivals Katsuhiro Otomo’s much-heralded animated film adaptation of his 2 . . .