Geeksboro Anime Club is about to E.X.P.L.O.D.E.
GKSO Anime Club is hosting a screening of Katsuhiro Otomo's classic film AKIRA. Debuting on July 16th 1988, this film has been hugely influential on both anime and live action sci-fi film for decades and is undoubtably a must-see film for all anime fans and film buffs alike. The film's incredible iconography, eerie soundtrack, and unforgettable visual style make it stand the test of time and relevancy.
FREE ADMISSION WITH A DRINK PURCHASE. SEATING IS LIMITED SO WRIST BANDS WILL BE REQUIRED. WRIST BANDS CAN BE OBTAINED AT THE UPSTAIRS COUNTER.
This film is brought to you by Funimation Entertainment.
SYNOPSIS: Japan, 1988. An explosion caused by a young boy with psychic powers tears through the city of Tokyo and ignites the fuse that leads to World War III. In order to prevent any further destruction, he is captured and taken into custody, never to be heard from again. Now, in the year 2019, a restored version of the city known as Neo-Tokyo—an area rife with gang violence and terrorism against the current government—stands in its place. Here, Shoutarou Kaneda leads "the Capsules," a group of misfits known for riding large, custom motorcycles and being in constant conflict with their rivals "the Clowns."
During one of these battles, Shoutarou's best friend Tetsuo Shima is caught up in an accident with an esper who finds himself in the streets of Tokyo after escaping confinement from a government institution. Through this encounter, Tetsuo begins to develop his own mysterious abilities, as the government seeks to quarantine this latest psychic in a desperate attempt to prevent him from unleashing the destructive power that could once again bring the city to its knees.