Win tickets to see the newly remastered Akira in cinemas

Cult Japanese anime cyberpunk action returns to cinemas October 22, with Akira newly remastered for 4K.

Set in the then-future of 2019, Neo-Tokyo has built on the ruins of a city destroyed in a mysterious blast.  Divided between a powerful and wealthy upper class and the violent punks and motorcycle gangs who haunt its slums, chaos has been on the verge of erupting in Neo-Tokyo—but no-one could have foreseen the added impact of a secret government research project into psychic abilities.

Returning to the big screen (including IMAX!), Akira is set to blow minds again.


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