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Royal Stompbox presents: AKIRA
Co-Presenting Partners:The Japan Foundation, Toronto & Sonic Boom Records
**NOTE, PLEASE READ: Due to distributor restrictions beyond the band and the theatre’s control, we have been forced to cancel the AKIRA Live Score with Yamantaka // Sonic Titan event. All ticket buyers will be refunded. Please note that the band and everyone involved have put a ton of work into this event, and this announcement comes with heavy hearts. We hope that we can reschedule some time later in 2020.
The Royal is going to go forward with a screening of AKIRA (1988) on Nov 29th at 8pm - the last chance to see this anime classic before AKIRA is taken out of theatrical circulation for an indefinite period, starting December 2019.
Neo-Tokyo and the Royal Cinema are about to E X P L O D E.
Widely considered the greatest anime ever made, and largely responsible for the explosion of the genre’s popularity in North America, Katsuhiro Ôtomo’s cyberpunk masterpiece AKIRA remains the gold standard of Japanese animation over 30 years after its release.
The story – set in futuristic 2019 (!) – follows two members of a biker gang, Kaneda and Tetsuo, who accidently crash into a secret military project harnessing the powers of telekinetic, psychic children in post-nuke Neo-Tokyo, and get in way over their heads in an ever-worsening apocalypse.
With prizes courtesy of The Silver SnailDrink specials from Woodhouse Brewing and Duxbury Cider