Playing: November 10
11:59 pm (ends at 02:03 am)
USC Productions presents the Midnight Movie series every Friday at Midnight. Movies will be shown at Western Film.
One of the most influential examples of anime, Akira is based on the manga (comic book) by Katsuhiro Otomo. The story is set in the post-apocalyptic community of Neo-Tokyo. Tetsuo is a fiercely individualistic member of a scroungy motorcycle gang.
The despotic authorities, the robot-like police, and even the cycle gang pursue Tetsuo when he’s bombarded with a new, insidious energy source that has rendered him telekinetic.
In Japanese (2009 5.1 Mix) with English subtitles.